Potlatch 20: March 4 - 6, 2011

Writers' Workshop

2011 Potlatch Writers' Workshop

The Writers' Workshop for 2011 is now closed for submissions. Thank you!

For registered participants, the workshop will take place on Saturday, March 5th, over the lunch break. A simple lunch will be provided. More details will be given to participants in February.

Critiquing Guidelines

You'll receive the stories from other group members in your email by early February. You are responsible for reading all the stories and writing a critique of each one. Try to find things that are strong in the story along with things that aren't working so well.

If you've never done a critique before, here are some guides. You don't have to cover every point listed, but here's some ideas for how to think about the stories.

How to Critique Fiction by Victory Crayne
SFWA: Critiquing in a Workshop Context

You can write line notes if you want to, or just a page or two of comments at the end.

Print the stories, and bring them along with your critiques to the workshop. You'll listen quietly while the others critique your story, and then you'll have a chance to ask questions and talk about what they've said.


Contact workshop@potlatch-sf.org.