Show and Grow

Show and Grow

SHOW AND GROW your PROSE with Professional Critique

Don't miss the chance to get free, professional feedback on your written work. Presenters will read up to ten minutes of their material, which will be followed by another ten minutes of feedback from our guest critiquers Lauran Strait and Michael Khandelwal. If you desire, your material can be read anonymously by one of our staff. We accept fiction and nonfiction (NO POETRY or SCRIPTS PLEASE), but in all cases reading time will be capped at ten minutes. Reading slots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Send submissions to

Non-presenting audience members are both welcome and encouraged to attend. Material is displayed on the auditorium screen so everyone can view the text and read along.

Not only are these events great for learning more about the craft of writing, by attending you also show your support for your fellow authors and writing community.

After the events held at the Muse Writers Center, many of us head over to Plaza Del Sol for lunch, conversation, and fellowship. All are welcome to join. Attendance at the Gus and George restaurant will provide the opportunity to purchase lunch during the event. Lunch purchase is not a requirement to attend.  If you will attend but know you won't stay for lunch, please let us know so we can let the restaurant plan staffing accordingly.

We hope to see you there! NOTE:

  • all reading slots are filled as of 1/9/2023,
  • all reading slots are filled for March 4
  • all reading slots are filled for May 13
  • 3-4 reading slots still available for Sept 9

January 28, 2023 9:45 to Noon  

March 4, 2023, 11:15 am - 1:30 pm

May 13, 2023, 11:15 am - 1:30 pm

September 9, 2023, 9:45 - Noon