The Inland Empire has a wealth of writers’ groups. For your convenience, the following have asked to be listed. If you’d like your group to be listed, please download this form and return it to us. In the meantime, we suggest you check Meetup.com. Do a search for “writing,” “writers,” or “critique” and click on the results.
Diamond Valley Arts Council is dedicated to promoting awareness of, and greater participation in, the arts in the San Jacinto Valley. Located in Hemet’s historic downtown, the DVAC offers many artistic programs for your creative enjoyment. Please visit their website for more information.
POETRY AT THE CHAPEL
Meets the fourth Sunday of each month at 11:30 a.m. This is not a religious group. The church has graciously offered us a place to share our poetry or the poetry of others in a non-critical, fun and relaxing atmosphere. For further information, please contact Susan O’Connell at 951-487-0118 or MattieSilksShow@yahoo.com.
Poetry at the Chapel
Unity Valley Church
140 North Buena Vista Street
Contact: Valerie Eitzen, Moderator at 951-652-0099
Meeting: Tuesday mornings from 9-noon at The Village in Hemet
“This is a critique group that edits 6 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12-point font. We edit the writing of published authors and advanced writers.”
NOVEL WRITERS WORKSHOP
Meeting: 6:30 pm, the 3rd Monday of each month at IHop in Redlands – Industrial Park Ave off I-10 and Alabama.
“We meet to hone our writing skills, offer support, and discuss writing and publishing in today’s world. As an author, editor, and writing coach, I lead discussions on the craft of writing. Each month we highlight a different problem, and members may bring a section of their manuscripts pertaining to that problem for suggestions and a deeper understanding of industry standards.”
Contact: Robert McGraw Robert@McGraw.net
Meeting: 6:30 – 9:00 pm, the second Wednesday of each month, at “Creative Insanity” Studio, 27309 Jefferson Ave., #102, Temecula CA 92390. (In the shopping center at the NW corner of Winchester & Jefferson)
“Meetings begin with a short presentation on a writing-related topic, followed by a ‘Suggestion Session’ (read and critique) for the first five writers who sign in that night, followed by socializing.” PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRESENTATION ON TUESDAY, FEB. 10 WILL BE “CREATING QUIRKY CHARACTERS.”
EASTSIDE WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP
This group is currently on hiatus. They will not meet until further notice.