• Jun 14 – Patee Franks
  • Jun 28 – Attila Horvath
  • Jul 12 – Terese McCaine
  • Jul 26 – Robbie Shapard
  • Aug 9 – Open
  • Aug 23 – Open
  • Sep 13 – Open
  • Sep 27 – Open
  • Oct 11– Open
  • Oct 25 – Open
  • Nov 8 – Open
  • Nov 22 – Open
  • Dec 13 – Holiday Party
  • Dec 27 – No Meeting


Schedule — 4 Comments

  1. Hello,
    I am interested in visiting and/or joining your critique club. I have a book at 51,000 words and 124 pages. I have some writing on Hub Pages and I am on Facebook under Canita Pro. My website is listed below.

    October 28, has Patee Frank listed, is this an acceptable date for a visitor? If so, what is the address of the Austin Recreation Center?

    Thank you for your time.


    Canita Prough

    • Thanks for your interest in NIP—Austin, Canita. We look forward to meeting you at our October 28th Roundtable. Check the map on the Next Meeting page for the ARC address.

  2. Hi! I’m interested in attending a meeting. I see the next one on May 12 says “Alternate Agenda Format.” What does that mean? Would that not be a good one to attend for my first?


    • Hello, Susan:

      Thanks for your interest in NIP–Austin.

      Alternate format meetings replace standard roundtables to fill open slots in the schedule. We tried it for the first time a few years ago, and contrary to my expectation that attendance would suffer, members have enthusiastically embraced the concept of a free-for-all discussion on any writing topics of interest to the attendees. I’ve attached our Critique Elements document, which lists 32 structural elements of modern fiction that members can use to suggest topics for discussion.

      In addition, one of our members might give a presentation on the use of subtext in dialogue by showcasing scenes from the TV series “Rectify.”

      We’d love to have you join us.

      Tosh McIntosh
      Moderator, NIP–Austin

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