Philadelphia Area Writer’s Critique Group

Attention all writers in the Philadelphia area!

Upon moving to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area all the way from Seattle, Washington, I had the pleasure of being connected with a local writer’s critique group.

We have a small, friendly group of local writers from different backgrounds, writing in different genres.  On the first Wednesday of each month we meet to exchange work and offer feedback.

If you are in our area and would like to join us, here’s where to find us:


First Wednesday of every month; 7:00pm

Upcoming dates: August 2, September 6, October 4


Borders Books

1001 Baltimore Pike

Springfield, PA

What to bring:

Bring at least 5 complete copies of a piece you’d like critiqued, maximum 5 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font, normal margins).  All genres and writing forms are welcome.


How it works:

We take turns exchanging work for everyone to read, and then take turns offering constructive feedback.  As a rule of thumb, we recommend that folks try to identify three things they liked about each piece, and three areas for suggested improvement.


Contact me with questions or for more details at:

jadeblackwater (at) brainripples (dot) com

We look forward to seeing you there!


2 Responses to Philadelphia Area Writer’s Critique Group

  1. jason evans says:

    Wow, small world! I work in Philly and live out in the ‘burbs! I regret that I couldn’t commit to any more than I’m already carrying, but it’s good to know we have a thriving local writing group.

  2. JLB says:

    Indeed – this world gets smaller by the day! If you ever want to pop in, regular commitment is not required – we’re a rather informal group with a few regulars. Feel free to join us anytime, and if you know other local writers who might be interested in a critique group, please feel free to send them our way. 🙂

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