Open Critique

May 06, 2021 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Online VIa Zoom (get directions)

Open Critique returns May 6, 2021! Host Bowen Gillings will facilitate an online live critique session via Zoom. Each participant will read aloud the first 500 words (or two pages) of their work-in-progress. Fellow attendees will then have a few minutes each to offer their feedback to the writer. Open Critique commences at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday each month starting in May 2021. Sessions last approximately two hours. Participation is by first-come, first-served reservation only and limited to eight participants per monthly session.

To reserve your place, please email Bowen Gillings at Reservation requests must be received no later than 24 hours prior to Open Critique’s start time. Please, no repeat submissions.

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Bowen Gillings

Bowen Gillings

Bowen Gillings is an award-winning author writing to appease the story demons in his head. A former president of Pikes Peak Writers, he currently hosts Open Critique and Writing with a View each month. He has been featured in Allegory e-zine, Voices and Views and Rocky Mountain Writers podcasts, Ghosts of DowntownWriting is Art, and the Writing from the Peak blog. He holds a Master of Education in Adult Education and is a travel enthusiast, nature lover, and closeted RPG nerd. He enjoys cooking big meals for family and friends, hiking wooded mountain trails, and seeking Zen through mixed martial arts. Born in Wisconsin, he grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, matriculated in Minnesota, and then bounced around Europe with the Army. He’s lived on both coasts, danced on the Great Wall of China, and driven a Volvo from Alaska to Louisiana before settling in Colorado with his wife and daughter. Check out his website at and look for his latest work in the Fresh Starts anthology from Pikes Peak Writers due out in 2021.