The Art of Critique: How To Provide Feedback That Works

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The Art of Critique: How To Provide Feedback That Works


The mark of a highly trained writer isn’t just in the beauty of their prose—it’s in the ability to edit their own work. And one of the best ways to learn how to edit your own work is to provide feedback on the works of others. Critique groups, reading partners, beta-readers—these are the partnerships that make the writer. In this class, we’ll explore how to give professional critique that serves the work rather than the critiquer, how to offer constructive criticism in a respectful manner, how to find and create these partnerships in your own sphere, and most importantly, we’ll read and critique each other’s work!

We will focus on the etiquette of critique for our first week; all following sessions will require students to participate in critique with their peers. So come ready to share your work!

  • Instructor: Lisa Bubert

  • Length of workshop: 4 weeks

  • Date: Mondays, September 16 — October 7

  • Time: 7 - 9 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ: 2811 Dogwood Place

  • Cost: $160/Non-Member; $144/Member **Don’t forget to use your membership code at check-out!

What Our Students Say:

“Lisa is very knowledgeable about the business side of writing and I really trust and value her instruction.”

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Lisa Bubert is a writer and librarian based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Washington Square Review, Carolina Quarterly, wildness, South 85, Barnstorm Journal, Spartan and more. Her story “Formation” was named a finalist in the Texas Institute of Letters Kay Cattarrula Award for Best Short Story. She is the leader of the Porch’s Lit Mag League group, as well as facilitator of the Draft Chats.