For information about any of these groups, please email email@example.com.
Children’s Lit Group: Leader Sarah Pressler
This group meets at noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, at noon, immediately after the drop-in critique. The meeting is open to new members. The group meets at the Barnstormer Room. (Directions, address, and map on our home page.)
Science Fiction – Fantasy Group: Leaders
Bill Baynes and Frank Nissen
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, at 2:30 pm. Location to be announced. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 currently full. 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 full.
Evening Mixed Genre Group: Leader Karen Clay
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 the group leader by clicking the above link.
Poetry Workshop: Leader Georgette Unis
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, from noon to 2pm in the Barnstormer Room at Auburn Airport. (See home page for location info.) 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: Betsy Schwarzentraub
This group meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon following the general critique meeting. The group meets in the Barnstormer Room at Auburn Airport, on the opposite side of the room from the Poetry Group. (See home page for Barnstormer Room location info.)
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 the group leader for more information.
Memoir Share Group: Leader: Terry Wicks
This group meets on the 4thWednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. This group emphasizes sharing and caring, not in-depth critiquing. The group meets in the Barnstormer Room at Auburn Airport. (See home page for Barnstormer Room location info.) The group is open to new members.
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.