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August 2020

Poetry Critique

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The People's InkPoetry Critique Group is a weekly poetry workshop. We discuss the submitted work of two poets each meeting. We typically have between 8-12 participants each workshop. These are in depth discussions of 1-2 poems for each poet. We ask that if this will be your first attendance, please email us at ana.michalowsky@gmail.com .This is so you can get a feel for how we run our meetings. Include in your email, your goals as a poet and how the…

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Writer’s Critique Group

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greetings, fellow writer. Do you seek to someday have a short story published in a literary magazine? Do you dream of finally finishing that novel that’s been living in the back of your head for the past few years now? Congratulations, because you’ve found what you’ve been looking for, and it won’t cost you a dime. We’re The People’s Colloquium, a nonprofit community of aspiring writers who seek to help each other grow and perfect our art. We’re open to…

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Story Symposium – SYMBOLISM: “Relation of Analytic Psychology to Poetry” – Jung

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Story Symposium is a writing discussion group oriented around process, craft, and theory. We will approach writing from a variety of disciplines, such as narratology, philosophy, psychology, mythology, rhetoric, and poetics. Pooling our collective knowledge, we'll gradually build a resource taxonomy of everything storytelling entails. While this is *not a critique group,* you may think of this as a writer's support group in which you can pose questions and seek solutions. This week we'll discuss the nature of symbolism as…

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Speculative, Philosophical, and Experimental Writing Critique Group

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the title suggests, we'll critique writing that is speculative (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, surrealism, slipstream, etc.), philosophical (idea-driven, writing with a message, etc.), and experimental (unusual language, visual/musical aspects, transgressive, etc.). All writing submitted for critique should fit at least one of these categories, and ideally, more than one. Of course, the written works and authors that inspire us may vary, and widely. Nonetheless, here's a list of some written works and authors that have inspired me, and which we…

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Monday Night Virtual Open Mic, Hosted by The People’s Colloquium

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Note:My apologies for having to cancel the last open mic. 3 little boys decided that they needed to crash, so I decided it was better to reschedule for grownups :) From now on invitees will be required to RSVP in order to see the zoom link, even if you are a reader, or just wish to drop in and watch. Also, for now, attendees will be let in one at a time, with camera on. Open mic happens twice a…

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Poetry Critique

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The People's InkPoetry Critique Group is a weekly poetry workshop. We discuss the submitted work of two poets each meeting. We typically have between 8-12 participants each workshop. These are in depth discussions of 1-2 poems for each poet. We ask that if this will be your first attendance, please email us at ana.michalowsky@gmail.com .This is so you can get a feel for how we run our meetings. Include in your email, your goals as a poet and how the…

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Writer’s Critique Group

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greetings, fellow writer. Do you seek to someday have a short story published in a literary magazine? Do you dream of finally finishing that novel that’s been living in the back of your head for the past few years now? Congratulations, because you’ve found what you’ve been looking for, and it won’t cost you a dime. We’re The People’s Colloquium, a nonprofit community of aspiring writers who seek to help each other grow and perfect our art. We’re open to…

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