Loading Events

« All Events

Ask Us Anything: Critique Partners & Writing Groups

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

  • This event has passed.
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 September 2013 as Executive Director after more than two decades of experience working in newspaper and book publishing. She spent much of her publishing career inside two of the “big five” publishing leaders – Macmillan and Hachette Book Group — licensing domestic and foreign rights on behalf of countless notable authors, including Sandra Brown, Brad Meltzer, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, and more. In 2007, she made the leap from Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights at Grand Central Publishing to Literary Agent, first at Endeavor and then at William Morris Endeavor (WME) after the two powerhouse talent agencies merged. As a literary agent, Becka represented clients working in both fiction and nonfiction, including Brunonia Barry, Sheryl Crow, Kamran Pasha, Joanna Philbin, Susan Rebecca White, and the popular blog Awkward Family Photos.
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
Event Categories:
, ,


Online via Zoom