Critique Groups

Welcome to the Public Page
of the SouthWest Writers (SWW) Critique Group (CG) Guidance Program (Program)

The Public Page is offered to any writer interested in a critique group. A team (Team) of members with considerable writing and CG experience manages the SWW Program. The SWW CG Program Coordinator is Robert Speake (critique@swwriters.com).

Highlights of the Program

  • All SWW members are eligible to participate
  • All CGs are independent of SWW
  • They must have at least one SWW member in them
  • They may have non-SWW members as well
  • CGs are responsible for vetting potential CG members referred to them
  • Guidance offered to CGs by SWW is only as requested & only suggested
  • CGs operate under their own rules, protocols, & procedures
  • Guidance to CGs may include documents or coaching
  • Documents are “how-to” start & operate a CG & critique writings
  • Coaching is available for CG organizers as requested
  • Coaching is also available for CG members (including virtually attending meetings)
  • The Program supports all types and genres of writing
  • The Team will host periodic Zoom meetings with all open existing CG SWW contacts & new CG organizers

Other Information

You may download the PDF entitled Critique Group Considerations to help you decide if a CG is for you.

What’s Next?

  • If interested in joining the SWW CG program, join SWW by clicking on the website Membership tab.
  • Once you’re an SWW member, request a password by emailing webmaster@swwriters.com and log in on this page. You’ll then have access to all Members Only resources, including the Members Page: Critique Groups.
  • Email SWW CG Coordinator Robert Speake for more information at critique@swwriters.com.

SWW Members, go to the Members Page: Critique Groups.
(Team members may skip to the Program Management Team Page.)


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