Welcome to the LA Writers Critique Group website!  Please see below for our schedule of meetings and browse our site for more information about participating.

3/10/201810 Page Workshop—Hooking Your Reader in the First Five Pages<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103614/">RSVP Now</a>Silver Lake Library9:30-12:00
3/17/201810 Page Workshop—Literary Citizenship<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103687/">RSVP Now</a>San Rafael Library10-12:30
4/7/201830 Page Workshop—Formatting an Ebook<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103720/">RSVP Now</a>San Rafael Library10-12:30
4/14/201810 Page Workshop—Creating a Public Writing Persona<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103766/">RSVP Now</a>Silver Lake Library9:30-12
4/21/2018Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 21 & 22<a target="_blank" href="https://www.madeinlawriters.com">Visit the Made in L.A. Booth</a>USC: Booth 83510-6
5/5/2018First 100 pages session- no presentation<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103818/">RSVP Now</a>San Rafael Library10-12:30
5/12/201810 Page Workshop—Writing and Publishing Advice from Author Veronica Scott<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103869/">RSVP Now</a>Silver Lake Library9:30-12
5/19/201810 Page Workshop—Guidelines for Writing Short Stories<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103913/">RSVP Now</a>San Rafael Library10-12:30
6/2/201830 Page Workshop—Google Docs- a Primer: with Steven E Browne<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103940/">RSVP Now</a>San Rafael Library10-12:30
6/9/201810 Page Workshop—Building a Believable Story World<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247103978/">RSVP Now</a>Silver Lake Library9:30-12
6/16/201810 Page Workshop—Getting the MFA: Why or Why Not? with Guest Lecturer Margaret Mayo McGlynn<a target="_blank" href="https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/events/247104000/">RSVP Now</a>San Rafael Library10-12:30
7/7/2018Christopher K- writing violent scenesSan Rafael Library10-12:30
7/14/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
8/4/2018San Rafael Library10-12:30
8/11/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
9/1/2018San Rafael Library10-12:30
9/8/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
10/6/2018San Rafael Library10-12:30
10/15/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
11/3/2018San Rafael Library10-12:30
11/10/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
12/1/2018San Rafael Library10-12:30
12/8/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
01/05/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
02/02/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
03/02/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
04/06/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
05/04/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
06/01/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30

How Our Group Works

Submissions for each workshop will be saved to a specific Google Drive folder. The link to the folder will appear in the blog post for that workshop. For example, to find the submissions for May 4, go to that blog post and click on the link.

Each session’s documents and associated info (such as the document showing which group you are in for that week) will be included in that same folder. Keep in mind that you will link to the shared drive from this website, so we’ll point you here from our emails sent from Meetup.

We are also creating and updating a mailing list so that we can send updates and reminders to you from outside of the Meetup setup. Please be patient as we figure out how best to do this!


We started on Meetup.com at: https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/ and can be found on Facebook at https://fb.me/LAwriterscritiquegroup

We are a group dedicated to writing, finishing, and publishing a novel, memoir, or short story. We critique each others’ work and serve as a support group for helping writers plot, organize, and publish their writing. We meet at the San Rafael Library and the Silver Lake Library. The format goes like this: At 9:30 or 10 a.m., the library opens. There is a presentation on the day’s subject that should last about a half-hour, unless we have a special guest star visiting. When the presentation is done, we begin the critiques.

Our group handles the following types of submissions:

  • 10-page excerpts
  • 30-page excerpts
  • First 100 pages
  • Full book manuscripts

Refer to the meeting descriptions in our blog to figure out when we accept works of different lengths for critique!

This  group is designed to help writers prepare a quality manuscript by critiquing work and discussing writing topics.

We all work hard at reading and commenting on our members’ manuscripts.

Some of us have been writing for years. Some of us are novices. All of us are dedicated to the craft of writing. We use Meetup and this website as a commitment to keep working on our projects.

We come from a variety of backgrounds. We are of all ages, but we have fiction and memoir writing in common.


June 2, 2018 Meeting

This is the link for the June 2, 2018 meeting. Use this link to obtain the list of who’s in what group and view/download/critique the appropriate documents. Happy reading!

May 19, 2018 Meeting

This is the link for the May 19, 2018 meeting. We are divided into two groups and will meet at the San Rafael Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Use this link to obtain the list of who’s in what group and view/download/critique the appropriate documents. Happy reading!


Please contact us at our email address, docs@lawriterscritiquegroup.com, to send submissions and critiques.