May 20: Moderated Critique Roundtable

Bring your writing in progress or completed and join us tomorrow for a moderated roundtable critique session. Each writer will have 5-10 minutes (depending on number of critiques) to read their work and ask the audience specific questions about it.

Please be prepared to ask specific questions about your writing – asking ‘what do you think’ usually does NOT get you the answers you need or want.

Linda will moderate the critique session to ensure that everyone focuses on the writing.

Saturday 20 May
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Lorton Public Library
9520 Richmond Hwy
Lorton, VA 22079

August 27th: Keeping Your Audience Engaged / Writers’ Roundtable


Your book is out. You have a list of followers on social media. How do you keep your followers engaged, or attract new followers without constantly saying, “Buy my book, buy my book” on every tweet?

Join us at the August 27th meeting for a presentation on keeping your target audience engaged with creative marketing initiatives without saying a word about your book.

At the conclusion of the presentation, we will also have a writers’ roundtable. Participants can bring in samples of their unfinished work to have critiqued by the group.

Saturday, 27th August
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306



Ayesha Shoulders will share her advice and experience, gleaned from the marketing of her two novels, When it’s Time to Walk Away (2011) and When Love’s Knot Enough (2015).

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May 21st: Writers Round Table – Critiques

Join us on Saturday, May 21st for a writers round table discussion on critiques.

We will discuss all aspects of critiques, including how to find a critique group, how to form a critique group, where to find critique partners, the difference between critique groups and critique classes, what to expect from critiques, how to give critiques, how to use technology to sustain a critique group between in-person meetings, and best practices for critique groups.

We will also be discussing options for adding a regular critique circle to the Northern Virginia meeting roster.  If you’re interested in joining a critique group, please make the effort to be at this meeting.

Saturday, 21st May
1:00-3:00 p.m.
George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003