On Tuesday, October 11th, Calvin Beam will give a presentation on how to keep your critique group healthy and effective. Calvin writes fantasy novels from his home in Chattanooga, with the goal of making readers laugh. He has been published in the short story collections Crazy Buffet 1-4 and before that he worked as a sportswriter at several newspapers, some of which no longer exist (not his fault). He has been a Chattanooga Writers Guild board member several times. He has a deadly fear of heights, nearly knocked over Dr. Ruth in Madison Square Garden and has an out-of-control collection of fountain pens and office supplies.
“The Care and Feeding of Critique Groups” is perfect for anyone wishing to know how to get the most out of their critique group.
What’s a critique group
Why do you need one
How to go about finding one
What you need from the group
What the group needs from you
Etiquette (or, writers are people too)
Falling in and out of love with your group
Calvin will lead the presentation virtually through Google Meet, while anyone else is invited to log in virtually or meet us at the Edney Innovation Center on the 5th floor in the large conference room. Doors open at 6:00, and the program will begin at 6:30 Eastern. Here is the LINK to join virtually. Monthly Meetings are free and open to the public.