Critique Groups


PAWA supports 9 critique groups and 3 workshops meeting around the plateau area. Check here for latest availability.


  1. BAKER STREET WRITERS GROUP: Meets at the Black Diamond Bakery in Black Diamond each 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 10AM-Noon Currently filled. Contact: Ardi Butler (425) 432-4154 |

  2. FOOTHILLS WRITERS GROUP: Meets at the Bakery Coffee Shop in Black Diamond the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 10am-noon. Group is currently full. Contact info: Louise Deffley (360) 886-1189 |

  3. GREEN RIVER WRITERS GUILD GROUP: Meets at rotating members homes. Group is currently filled. Contact info; Richard Brugger (253) 833-9181 |
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  5. EGG & I CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Meets at "The Kitchen Restaurant" in Enumclaw 7:30-9:00am on the 3rd Friday of the month. Anyone welcome. Contact info: Paul Jackson (253) 217-1586 |

  6. DENNIS KEEN SCRIPTWRITERS GROUP: Meets the first Monday of the Month 7-9 pm at High Point Village 1777 Highpoint St
    Enumclaw, WA 98022. For more information: Lois Walker.

  7. COVINGTON POETRY GROUP: Meets at the home of Phyllis Williams at noon on Monday's. There is room for two more members. Contact info: Phyllis Williams 253 -630-7447 |

  8. POETRY JAM: Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the High Point Village in Enumclaw 7-9:00pm. All are welcomed, there is room for more. Contact info: Lois Walker 360-825-4736 |

  9. WRITERS IN THE WOODS: Creative writing group meets monthly on 4th Saturday 10:00 a.m. Puyallup Library (provided a room is available). All are welcomed. Contact info: Paul Jackson:

  10. WRITERS READING GROUP: Meets at High Point Village in Enumclaw the 5th Friday of the month (quarterly) 10am-noon with lunch. There is room for more members. Any member wanting to read their work is invited. Contact info: Laura Curnan 360-825-7780 |

  11. Puyallup Critique Group: Bonney Lake Writers Critique group moved to Puyallup Library in February, 2015. They will meet Saturdays at the Puyallup Library at 10 a.m. Contact Marjorie Eldred 253-826-0821 or |

  12. NEW! TREE HOUSE WRITERS: Novel writing emphasis. Meets twice monthly at Skeeter’s Tree House. 16615 SE 311 St, Auburn WA 98092. Contact: Skeeter Wilson 253-508-9668

  13. Ellen Hansen’s Poetry group meets various Sundays 1-3 pm.
    Call Ellen first: 360-886-7031

If groups are closed, we offer the opportunity to start other groups. Contact our PR officer, Diana Fairbank, 425-358-7600 or


Five years ago, we inaugurated the Critique Corner, wherein members will critique for non-members their stories and articles…the program is called, “If You Write It, We Can Help!”

Written material, of 1000 words or 5 pages size 12 font, may be sent by e-mail to Lois Walker: or by U. S. Mail to PAWA Critique Corner, P. O. Box 1974, Buckley, WA 98321

Click here for printable flyer.

PAWA has sponsored four short term classes on writing to help the community improve their writing skills in poetry, prose and play-writing. Mary K. Tipton and Ed Eaton are examples of the fine teachers we have utilized in this endeavor.



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