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Category: Open Reads

Open Read- March 8th – Hear Your Words & Listen to Feedback with Moderator Amy Rutten

Free & Open to the Public

  • Wednesday
  • March 8th
  • 6:30 p.m. 
  • Madelyn Helling Library, Community Room
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Nevada City writer Amy Rutten is an author, architect, and librarian. A member of Sierra Writers, Rutten heads Alumni Relations and Development for the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

Sierra Writers’ Open Reads are intended to be a safe place for writers to experiment with their craft, share their vision and voices, in a gentle, kind, and supportive  environment.

Submitted writing will be read aloud by a group member. Considerate, brief, and tactful feedback will be given.

The author must be present at the reading, and may choose to identify themself after comments are given.

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Submission Guidelines:

  • word limit –  750 words (2-3 pages double spaced) – use Times New Roman 12 point font or similar
  • one prose piece per person, or three short poems
  • piece will be read blind–please do not include your name on the work

Please join us for this constructive and engaging process.

Guidelines and Details 

December Meeting – Open Mike & Pot-Luck

December 9, 6.30 p.m.

Community Room, Helling Library.

OPEN MIKE AND POT-LUCK PARTY

Open Mike will be limited to eight readers (preference to paid up members) and the readings should be under 1000 words each. Brief comments from audience will be appreciated. (Meredith will take sign-ups at the door.)

This evening will also be the occasion of a pot-luck party. Sierra Writers will provide paper plates, forks, napkins and bottled water. Please bring nibbles to share. Nothing alcoholic please.

March “Open Read”

Sierra Writers will host a free Open Read on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.

This is an opportunity for writers of all ages and abilities to have their anonymously-submitted story, poem, memoir, essay or excerpt read aloud by members of Sierra Writers, then receive brief, considerate, and supportive feedback from participants.  Entries must be 750 words or less (2-3 double-spaced pages, size 12 font).  State whether piece is beginning, middle, end or entire piece (such as a poem). Do not include author’s name, but author must be present. All community writers are invited to participate.

Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share and learn, with a range of experience and expertise.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.  For more information, log on to www.sierrawriters.org or call 205-5068.

October “Open Read

Sierra Writers will host a free Open Read on Wednesday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.

This is an opportunity for writers of all ages and abilities to have their anonymously-submitted story, poem, memoir, essay or excerpt read aloud by members of Sierra Writers, then receive brief, considerate, and supportive feedback from participants.  Entries must be 750 words or less (2-3 double-spaced pages, size 12 font).  State whether piece is beginning, middle, end or entire piece (such as a poem). Do not include author’s name, but author must be present. All community writers are invited to participate.

Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share and learn, with a range of experience and expertise.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.  For more information, log on to www.sierrawriters.org or call 205-5068.

March Meeting – Open Read

Join us for Sierra Writers Open Read!

Sierra Writers will host a free Open Read on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.

This is an opportunity for writers of all ages and abilities to have their anonymously-submitted story, poem, memoir, essay or excerpt read aloud, then receive brief, considerate, and supportive feedback from participants.  Entries must be 750 words or less (2-3 double-spaced pages, size 12 font).  State whether piece is beginning, middle, end or entire piece (such as a poem). Do not include author’s name.  Author must be present.

Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share and learn, with a range of experience and expertise.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.  For more information, log on to www.sierrawriters.org or call 563-6273.

Sierra Writers Open Read

Sierra Writers Open Read

The next Sierra Writers meeting is an “Open Read,” providing an opportunity to experience the critique process in a safe, anonymous environment.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — 6:30 PM
Madelyn Helling Library Community Room
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
Nevada City, CA 

Guidelines:

Only one written work in any form—story, poem, prose, memoir, essay or excerpt—two-to-three pages, may be submitted per person. At the top of the entry, note whether work is fiction or nonfiction, and beginning, middle, end or entire piece (such as in a poem), however, beginning pieces usually work best. Do not include author name. Entries must be typed, double-spaced, single-sided and printed in an easy to read font, size 12 point. Word limit is 750 words. The author of any given piece must be present. Attendees at the meeting are asked to be considerate in their feedback and to keep comments brief and tactful.

Sierra Writers March Meeting

Open Read

The Sierra Writers Open Read meetings are an opportunity to experience the critique process in a safe, anonymous environment. The public is welcome to participate.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:30 PM
Madelyn Helling Library Community Room
980 Helling Way, Nevada City

Guidelines: Only one written work in any form—story, poem, prose, memoir, essay or excerpt—two-to-three pages, may be submitted per person. At the top of the entry, note whether work is fiction or nonfiction and beginning, middle, end or entire piece (such as in a poem), however, beginning pieces usually work best. Do not include author name. Entries must be typed, double-spaced, single-sided and printed in an easy to read font, size 12 point. Word limit is 750 words. The author of any given piece must be present. Attendees at the meeting are asked to be considerate in their feedback and to keep comments brief and tactful.

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