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Ask Us Anything: Critique Partners & Writing Groups

May 27, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT

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Our Ask Us Anything program gives writers the chance to ask WLT staff members and special guests any and all of their burning questions on a specific topic, both by submitting questions ahead of time and asking them during the live event. During the event, chat box chatter is encouraged, giving participants the chance to meet other writers.

Registration for this event is now closed. Join us for our livestream of this event on our Youtube channel.

It’s one of the writerly concerns we hear about most often: “How do I find a writing group?” “Where can I connect with a critique partner?”  “I want to share my work with other writers, help!”

We won’t pretend to have all of the answers when it comes to matchmaking (so much of it is about chemistry and being in the right place at the right time), but we’re going to do our best to provide some tips and insights into this often elusive and confounding pursuit.

RSVP and we’ll send you a link to join the webinar. And please consider sending in a question or two ahead of time – just fill out this form by 12 p.m. Thursday, May 27.

Featured Presenter(s)

Becka Oliver joined the WLT in 2013 as Executive Director after more than sixteen years of experience working in book publishing both inside major publishing houses and as a literary agent.
Stacey Swann HeadshotStacey Swann’s debut novel Olympus, Texas (Doubleday) was a Good Morning America Book Club selection, an Indie Next Pick, and was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Swann holds an M.F.A. from Texas State University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in LitHub, Electric Literature, Texas Highways, Epoch, and other journals. She splits her time between Austin and Lampasas, Texas.


May 27, 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
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