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March 13 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Meeting Location:
  • Online
Virtual Event

VA Festival of the Book: The Write Start Moseley Speed Critique Panel

This virtual event hosted by The Muse Writers Center is part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book; see the full festival schedule here.

Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in many genres. The Moseley Writers will read the anonymous first pages aloud, will discuss story elements that work, and will suggest story elements that could be improved. Entries will be critiqued according to the order in which they were received. The earlier you send your entry, the more likely it will be critiqued. Nonfiction, horror, violent material and erotica will not be considered. No attachments. Paste your entry in an email to by Friday March 11, 2022.

This event will take place on Zoom and there will be a recording available after the event at

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This event is presented as part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book’s Virginia Writing & Publishing series, hosted by these writing centers and organizations across Virginia: 1455 Literary Arts, James River Writers, The Muse Writers Center, Randolph College MFA, Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, and WriterHouse.

The Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of Virginia Humanities.

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.