Roundtable is a six-week, feedback-style writing workshop. Each week, every writer brings in a piece of writing to be critiqued in a supportive workshop environment that has three goals:
1. Give writers targeted, actionable feedback that leaves them knowing their next steps.
2. Ensure that critiques are about the writing, not the writers.
3. Teach writers to be better editors of their own work, such that when they leave the workshop they have the tools to improve their own writing.
Roundtable is kept small deliberately. Sign-up is limited to six writers.
When: Six Saturdays, starting September 22, 2018 (2 - 5 pm)
Where: Writers Blok (2677 S La Cienega Blvd)
How much: Writers Blok members $275/Non-members $425
WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?
Katie McElhenney's debut novel, The Things They've Taken, was released in 2017.
A longtime teacher and leader of workshops, Katie has run writing groups in Brooklyn, Louisville, and now Los Angeles.
Jamie Hoang is the author of Blue Sun, Yellow Sky, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Adult Fiction.
Roundtable is more than a writing workshop. You not only receive valuable feedback on your writing week to week, but the workshop also helps you hone your editing skills. Roundtable focuses on teaching you how to think critically and objectively about your own writing - a process that you can continue to employ long after the workshop ends.
-- Amber Christ
WHAT'S THE VERDICT?
These administrators have a sensitive, supportive, and innovative approach to the difficult task of honing the writing of talented folks into work that's publishable. They brings insights and humanity to a workshop that felt at every point generative and inspiring.
-- Phil Hopkins
Thanks to Roundtable, I have grown as a writer, not only because of the weekly feedback delivered on my own work, but also by watching my fellow writers' work and voices develop over the course of the workshop. A key selling point for me was that the feedback was encouraging but also balanced with notes that were both honest and actionable.
-- Kimberly Dillon