Open Critique

FREE Open Critique
First Thursday of every month
6:30-8:30 PM

When the COVID-19 craziness started up in 2020, Pikes Peak Writers was forced to put Open Critique on hiatus. We waited and hoped and waited and hoped but no sign of a venue opening back up to host us (for free) presented itself. Thus, we decided to bring Open Critique back (with several modifications) via online meeting.

Open Critique now occurs on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The first eight people to contact each month will be admitted. Writers read out loud the first four pages (give or take) of their work in progress and the rest of the attendees offer short critiques in response. You will get immediate feedback on your work, while learning how to give and receive constructive feedback on a work in progress.

Should a venue open up, OC will return to in-person sessions. Bob Spiller has agreed to return to facilitate those sessions.


Bowen Gillings
Bowen Gillings


Bowen is an award-winning author featured in the Fresh Starts anthology, Allegory e-zine, and the Stories Alive!Voices and Views, and Rocky Mountain Writers podcasts. He is an active member of Pikes Peak Writers and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Learn more about him at


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