Event Calendar

Event Calendar

We meet in-person at the Orem Public Library (58 North State Street) until the end of December 2017. In 2018, we will meet at the Highland Public Library (5400 Civic Center Dr #2, Highland, UT 84003) for most meetings. Meeting times and locations are listed below with the dates.

Critique meetings, which are generally the first Thursday of every month, go from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Attendees are divided into groups of 4-5 writers, usually based on genre. Each author brings about 2500 words of a work to be critiqued. Additional critique functions are welcome, such as Publication Primers or Contest Critiques.

Critique/education meetings, which are generally the third Thursday of every month, span the same timeframe, but only the first hour is dedicated to critiquing (writers bring 1,500-word excerpts of their works-in-progress). Presentations by authors or other people involved in the book publishing industry are from 7 to 8, with time for questions and book signings after. Attendees can come at 7 if they do not wish to participate in the critique session.

Additional critique groups are listed in purple. Click on the host’s name for more details of time and place.

We also have online critique groups available for our members that may have scheduling conflicts or are not able to attend the library in person. Email uvw.members@gmail.com for more information.

We look forward to meeting you!


Wednesday, December 6
Orem Library Media Auditorium
Workshop: Organizing with
Scrivener (all attendees
bring laptops & digital copies
of their manuscripts)

Wednesday, December 13 @ 7pm
Highland City Library Critique Group
Lindsay Mealing, Agent

Thursday, December 21
Media Auditorium

January 4, 2018
Highland City Library
Critique/Word Sprint

January 18, 2018
Workshop: Crafting a
Great Query
Letter, by the
senior editors at
Eschler Editing

February 1, 2018
Critique/Word Sprint

February 15, 2018 7 p.m.
Alpine Art Center
Dennis Smith, world-reknowned
sculptor, on The Creative
Process, and tours of
brass foundry

March 1, 2018
Critique/Word Sprint

March 29, 2018
Elana Johnson, on “Beat Sheeting”
plotting construction

April 5, 2018
Critique/Word Sprint

April 19, 2018
Lisa Mangum, Managing Editor,
Shadow Mountain Publishing
“What Makes Good Writing”

May 3, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

May 17, 2018
Peggy Eddleman, author of
the middle-grade
Skyjumpers duology, will
speak on a subject of her

June 7, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

June 21, 2018

July 5, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

July 19, 2018

Aug. 2, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

Aug. 16, 2018

Sep. 6, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

Sep. 20, 2018

Oct. 4, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

Oct. 18, 2018

Nov. 1, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

Nov. 15, 2018

Dec. 6, 2018
Critique meeting/word sprint

Dec. 13, 2018