Critique Groups


PAWA supports critique groups and workshops meeting around the plateau area. Check here for latest availability.

To Inquire, EMAIL us.


  1. BAKER STREET WRITERS GROUP: Meets at the Black Diamond Bakery in Black Diamond each 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 10AM-Noon Currently filled. Contact: Ardi Butler (425) 432-4154 | [email protected]

  2. FOOTHILLS WRITERS GROUP: Meets at the Bakery Coffee Shop in Black Diamond the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 10am-noon. Group is currently full. Contact info: Louise Deffley (360) 886-1189 | [email protected]

  3. GREEN RIVER WRITERS GUILD GROUP: Meets at rotating members homes. Group is currently filled. Contact info; Richard Brugger (253) 833-9181 | [email protected]

  4. WRITERS IN THE WOODS: Creative writing group meets monthly on 4th Saturday 10:00 a.m. Puyallup Library (provided a room is available). All are welcomed. Contact info: Paul Jackson: [email protected]

  5. WRITERS READING GROUP: Meets at High Point Village in Enumclaw the 5th Friday of the month (quarterly) 10am-noon with lunch. There is room for more members. Any member wanting to read their work is invited. Contact info: Laura Curnan 360-825-7780 | [email protected]

  6. Puyallup Critique Group: Bonney Lake Writers Critique group moved to Puyallup Library in February, 2015. They will meet Saturdays at the Puyallup Library at 10 a.m. Contact Update - RIP - Marjorie Eldred who ran this groupm and served as Secretary on the PAWA BOD, passed 2/26/18. Until further notice inquire to Paul Jackson: [email protected]

  7. Ellen Hansen’s Poetry group meets various Sundays 1-3 pm.
    Call Ellen first: 360-886-7031

  8. NEW! Inspired Writers for Children: Meets monthly at members homes. Next meeting June 5th, 1 p.m. at Marjorie Eldred’s home. Present contact: Jana Neilson 253-561-2120 - [email protected]

If groups are closed, we offer the opportunity to start other groups. Contact our PR officer, Diana Fairbank, 206-651-4215 or [email protected].


Five years ago, we inaugurated the Critique Corner, wherein members will critique for non-members their stories and articles…the program is called, “If You Write It, We Can Help!”

Written material, of 1000 words or 5 pages size 12 font, may be sent by e-mail to Lois Walker: [email protected] or by U. S. Mail to PAWA Critique Corner, P. O. Box 1974, Buckley, WA 98321

Click here for printable flyer.

PAWA has sponsored four short term classes on writing to help the community improve their writing skills in poetry, prose and play-writing. Mary K. Tipton and Ed Eaton are examples of the fine teachers we have utilized in this endeavor.



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