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General Meeting - Round Table Critique - M.J. Sewall - "Organize to Inspire - Steps to Get Yourself Writing"

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

5:15 pm (PDT) Critique Group Round Table

6:30 pm (PDT) General Meeting Presentation

In person or Zoom

11245 Los Osos Valley Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Zoom Invite Link: to be emailed to all members before the meeting

Speaker - M.J. Sewall

Organize to Inspire – Steps To Get Yourself Writing

M.J. Sewall (pronounced SOO-ALL, really fast) is an author, playwright, and restaurant owner. Mike is the author of six novels, a short story collection, and a book on local history. He is currently working on his seventh novel.

Owner of Sewall Publishing, he began his writing career as a self-published author and has been with a small press publisher for nearly eight years. His book Wild Monsters Dance About: Stories From An Unruly Mind won a SOVAS (voice arts) award for best short story collection.

Mike proudly served as the Vice President of the Coastal Dunes chapter of the California Writer’s Club for many years and is a firm supporter of the arts, serving on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Lompoc Civic Theatre and the Lompoc Theatre Project which is renovating a 1927 theatre into a performing arts and education center.

He is the proud father of four children and three grandchildren.

 Round Tables Critique Sessions begin at 5:15 

Terry Sanville and  Mark Arnold will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate. Please keep submissions to double-spaced, 12 font, two pages.

Please email your submissions to Terry and Mark by the Saturday before the session:



For questions: email

Mailing Address:
1126 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402

Meeting Address:
11245 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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