This is the fourth year my local writers’ group has held a public reading, and it was a first for me. What a great experience!
I joined the group a year ago and found myself in a room with 20 or so writers who care about language. For some, publication is a goal; for others it is a way of life; still others write for the love of writing, sharing their best work, and getting constructive feedback. Half of each monthly meeting is reserved for members to read aloud for five minutes from a work-in-progress and hear constructive feedback from the group.
When I learned the group holds a public reading each year, which is not a fundraiser, I wondered why. I decided to lend a hand and teamed up with another member. Together, we locked in the date, reserved the space, lined up the sound system, signed up readers and refreshments…
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