July 13 – How to Critique: Constructive Criticism and Critique Groups
Joining Professor Green for a panel discussion will be Amanda Robinson of North Austin YA Writers, and Kathy Waller and Valerie Chandler of Austin Mystery Writers. After the program, writers wanting to join or start a critique group will break up into small groups to get to know each other and to practice critique.
Writers interested in forming or joining a critique group should bring 1 – 3 pages of work in progress for practice critique in breakout groups
August 10 – Story Building: Getting From Idea to Final Draft
Meg Gardiner, author of Phantom Instinct, will discuss how she went from her first attempts at writing to getting published, and about some of the major building blocks of a crime novel. Q & A session will follow.
September 14 – Happy Birthday, P. D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley, a spin-off of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, will air on PBS/KLRU this fall.
To prepare, members will present an overview of James’ life and her writing. An English tea will follow in celebration of the author’s 94th birthday.