Our group sits around the table in the back and enjoys each other's poetry. Sometimes
a dozen of us, sometimes twice that. It's not a big, noisy thing, although sometimes
folks bring songs and an occasional guitar or bongo drums.
Most stuff goes, unless it is totally gross. It's a membership thing, but anyone's
invited a couple of times to check us out.
The Tampa Writers Alliance is a splendid support organization for writers, poets,
and playwrights. Come by and bring copies of your writing so we can share.
Please e-mail submissions to Mark Milliken. Visitors are welcome to attend but only
members' works will be discussed, generally 4-5 pieces per session. Works to be critiqued
are shared with Tampa Writers Alliance members approximately two weeks before the
next scheduled meeting. The author has a chance to respond after verbal critiques
are finished. Emphasis is on "constructive criticism." We're striving to become better
writers, not at tearing people up.
If you would like to attend the Critique Group and give it a once-over, it is best
to let the coordinator know ahead of time so he can forward you the pieces being
critiqued at that meeting. Otherwise, it's sometimes difficult to make complete sense
out of what people are saying about the submissions. Such notification, however,
is not a requirement. You're always welcome.