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WRITER'S CRITIQUE GROUP

Meeting 2x per Month

with Tom Cosentino

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Meeting Dates: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/9, 5/23

The goal of the group is to improve everyone’s writing. Through practice, feedback, exploration, and the strength of the group, we seek to help each member move closer to their writing goals.

We are hoping for 8-10 people per meeting, although optional, it helps if you bring at least 5 copies of one project, such as a chapter, poem, essay, short story, script, or etc.  It is best when you format the project in 12-point font and double space the lines so that writers may make comments directly on the paper. We won't have time for all verbal comments in the time after you read, so these copies are an important tool for you to check when you are ready to make changes.


Format:

After a brief introduction of each attendee, we will take turns reading our work to the group. The time to read will be based on the number of people in the meeting that are prepared to read. The goal is for everyone to read with sufficient time for critique.


Moderator:

IRB resident Tom Cosentino will be the moderator of the group. Tom has been participating n Writer’s Groups since 2016 and has moderated several different groups. Tom’s first novel was published in July of 2021. He has also published several short stories in various publications.

 

TOM COSENTINO

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Tom Cosentino is the author of The Art of Looking for Trouble, a character driven, humorous novel set in an Irish pub in Upstate New York. He has also had several short stories published through (Liberty Island). He attended Syracuse University where he earned a degree in Political Science and later earned an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was commissioned in the United States Army after graduation from Syracuse and served as a Field Artillery Officer in the 1st Infantry Division. Tom’s literary influences are Richard Russo, Jeffrey Lent, Colm Toibin and Jonathan Tropper.