Welcome to the POCATELLO WRITERS GROUP, which has evolved from the Minnie Howard Writers originally founded by Jocelyn Eikenberg in 2009.
Most of our meetings are held in the Minnie Howard conference room at Marshall Public Library, but in the summertime, we reserve one of our meetings for an annual all-readings potluck picnic in the park.
Meeting reminders with topic details are sent out to everyone on our email contact list. If you wish to be on this contact list, send your request to email@example.com.
We try to plan our meeting topics two or more months ahead, so input is definitely encouraged for any subject you’d like to see covered. Scroll down the right-hand column of this page to see some of the past meeting topics. Sign up or make suggestions by clicking on the AGENDA tab at the top of this page.
Third-Saturday Meeting Format
- The first hour might be a presentation by a guest speaker or sometimes a sharing of expertise from one of our own members, but always a program meant to enrich our knowledge of the craft of writing. We invite input and encourage those who wish to share a topic to sign up on the Agenda in above menu. Talk on any topic about writing. Each of us has some bit of wisdom to share, and it doesn’t need to fill the entire hour.
- The second hour of the meeting is devoted to a Critique Workshop for authors seeking friendly feedback on their work. If you’d like a critique on a short story, poem, excerpt or article you have written, post your work here on this website in an available menu slot labeled Critique 1, Critique 2, or Critique 3 a week or two before the meeting. Others will read your work and bring their thoughts, reactions and advice to the workshop for discussion.
- Members are encouraged to come early to chat and enjoy our writing community. Pocatello Writers is an eclectic group, ranging from published veterans to passionate newcomers. Anyone can learn more about their craft just by mentoring others. We wish to encourage all writers in their craft and passion no matter what the genre.
- Critiquing should include questions, comments, or compliments. Positive feedback is always encouraged. Gentle critiques are meant to inspire more writing, and to keep all of our writers confident in their abilities as they strive to please their toughest critics – themselves.