Critique Groups

For information about any of these groups, please email Rebecca Inch-Partridge, GCW Critique Groups  Organizer, at

Children’s Lit Group: Leader Sarah Pressler
This group meets at noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, immediately after the drop-in critique. The meeting is at the Barnstormer Room, at the Auburn Municipal Airport. (Directions, address, and map on our home page.)



Science Fiction – Fantasy Group: Leader
Rebecca Inch-Partridge

This group normally meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, but for August, 2022, they are only meeting on the 2nd Wednesday, because many members are out of town travelling for summer vacation. The meeting is  at 2:30 pm at the home of Rebecca Inch-Partridge. Please email for address and other information.


Memoir Group: Leader Philip Jacques
The memoir group is an active critique group intended for writers seeking to publish and to receive constructive feedback on their work from a supportive peer group. The group is open to new members. It meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at Round Table Pizza, 370 Elm Avenue, Auburn.


Novel Writers Group: Leader Mary Helen Fein
Meets 2nd Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 at Mary Helen’s home. Currently closed to new members.


Evening Mixed Genre Group:  Leader Rebecca Inch-Partridge
This group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:45 pm, in the Club Meeting Room at Round Table Pizza, 370 Elm Ave, in Auburn.


Flash Fiction Group: Leader Chery Anderson
Flash Fiction is “meeting” by email. We write 100-word stories in response to writing prompts. If you want to participate, please email Chery Anderson at


Poetry Workshop: Leader Georgette Unis
This group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, at noon to 2pm in the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall. This group is not just a critique group, hence its name “Poetry Workshop.” The group both critiques poems that participants would like to have critiqued, or it can simply enjoy poems from those who only wish to share. In addition, the group sometimes discusses a published work as an educational process exploring the art and skill of creating poems. Newcomers are welcome.



Inspirational Group: Leader Michael O’Haver

This group meet on  the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon in the Rose Room at City Hall.



Mystery-Thriller Group: Leader Robin DeLey
This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the  month at 1:00 pm. The meeting is held by Zoom. This group is looking for another member. Please email for more information.



NOTE: You must be a current member of Gold Country Writers in good standing, to join one of the above groups and for your work to be critiqued. Guests are welcome to participate in the process, but their work cannot be critiqued or discussed.