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Interested in getting feedback on your work?

Writers of fiction, nonfiction or poetry may have their work read and critiqued by fellow writers at Sierra Writers “Open Read” on Wednesday at the library.

“There is nothing that can move a writer forward in quite the same way as hearing someone else read their work and having other writers respond to it,” says John Skinner, a long-time Sierra Writers’ member who is frequently published in magazines such as Sierra Heritage and Sierra Alive. “Critique sessions are a very real part of the writing process. I’ve never left a critique session without some positive suggestion or edits to improve my work.”

Members of Sierra Writers and visitors alike are welcome. The evening, which starts at 6:30, is free. The Madelyn Helling Library common room is located at 980 Helling Way (next to the Rood Administration Center off of Route 49.)

Sierra Writers meets the second Wednesday of most months, providing a venue for writers of all types and all levels of experience to meet and learn about each other’s work. Some meetings include speakers.

Call Chuck Jaffee at (530) 265-2982 or visit for more information.

Rules for ‘Open read’

– Only one work with no name on it.

– Label it as the beginning of a fiction or non-fiction book or story or as a memoir, essay or poetry.

– Up to 750 words; 500 is better.

– Use an easy-to-read font and 12-point type face, printed singled sided and double spaced.

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