Circle Read Arounds

Instead of read around, we'll critique each other's work at our August 8 meeting of the Women's Writing Circle.

We'll meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the reading room at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ludwig's Corner (the corner of Routes 401 and 100). Church is located right behind the Ludwig's Inn and Oyster Bar).

What to expect:

The purpose of the critique group is to offer friendly feedback, motivate you to stay on track, offer constructive criticism through written and spoken notations by the various readers, and provide professional writing techniques and tips.

 What is required of you:
  • Each writer is allowed five pages or less of double-spaced work in any genre for review.
  • We will break into small groups of no more than four to read the work, discuss and then come back into the larger group for additional discussion and feedback about writing and critiquing. PLEASE BRING FOUR COPIES of your piece.
  • Readers will express what they liked, what worked, what didn't work.  
  • Readers will use the words "writer or author" not "you" when providing comment.

PLEASE RSVP Susan Weidener if you plan to attend this writing workshop at

Cost: $12

Directions to the church are here.

All genres welcome. You do not have to be published. 

  • Each writer gets 10 minutes.  She may use this time however she pleases; to read or to read and get feedback on her work.  The time may not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Please practice your reading before you come to the Circle.  It helps those listening to your work and provides for more valuable feedback.
  • This is NOT a critique session.  

The Circle is a supportive place where we share our love of writing and our work in a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill. The read-around is a lovely exercise of reading aloud what you wrote in an intimate setting while "test-driving" your voice and your work.  We also discuss writing techniques and publishing options. For more information, contact Susan Weidener at: