Eastside Romance Writers Association, Eastside RWA

Eastside Romance Writers
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We meet for dinner beforehand (at 5:00) at Angelo’s in the banquet room (ask for Eastside RWA). If you would like to join us for dinner, please email dana@danadelamar.com by Monday, 4/11. For more information about dinner, see "Dinner Details" below.

Pat White -- How to Critique
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7pm <---dinner 5-7PM
Angelo's Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, 98005, 425.883.2777 


NOTE: Attendees should bring 5-7 pages for critique. 

Critiquing is an art—both giving and receiving!  After all, how do you offer an effective critique to help a writer improve without changing her story?  And as the writer receiving feedback, how do you sift through the comments to determine which suggestions make your book better versus which ones derail your core story?  In this interactive workshop, writers will learn the skill of critiquing and how to successfully incorporate notes to make their stories shine!   The workshop will start with tips for critiquing, then we’ll launch into offering critiques on members pages.   Members are encouraged to bring a short scene (5 – 7 pages). 


Pat White is a multi-published author of more than 20 books (Harlequin, Dorchester).  She received the RT award for Best Contemporary Romance for “Ring Around My Heart” and won the Page International Screenplay Competition with her young adult script “Escape.”  She learned the art of giving and receiving feedback after joining the Chicago-North chapter of RWA, a chapter that offers critiques twice a month.  Pat has presented writing workshops and has taught classes at Bellevue College, University of Washington, and RWA National, along with local conferences in Seattle in Chicago.  (www.patwhitewriter.com / www.hopewhiteauthor.com)

  • Do not feel obligated to buy dinner at the restaurant. However, since the restaurant is giving us the space for free, it would be nice of us to have dinner there when feasible (no pressure though; we know some folks don't have the time or have budgets to stick to).
  • The restaurant can accommodate gluten-free or other special dietary requests; just ask the server. 
  • If you can't make it at 5:00 for dinner, you can still order dinner if you get there later; just please be there to place your order by 6:40ish so that we don't interrupt our speaker.
We'd love to see you there! :)

Crista McHugh
Eastside RWA President

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