NTPWA meets 7:00 to 9:00pm in
Room 308, Wesley House, Trinity United Methodist Church, 3216 W. Park Row Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013 the second and last Thursday of the month, January
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While the workshop
never meets later than 9:00 pm, those members who desire
to do so traditionally adjourn to a nearby restuarant where
the evening's discussion continues.
Visitors may attend
twice. Visitors are not allowed to read and only in rare circumstances
are invited to critique. This opportunity is usually reserved
for visiting editors and/or agents.
be 18 or over and be seriously committed to writing publishable
work which they intend to market. As the name implies, NTPWA
is composed of experienced writers. While beginners may apply,
they should do so with the knowledge their work will be reviewed
by the applications committee which may or may not choose
to place the applicant's name before a vote of the Board and
the general membership.
we strive to provide a learning environment and promising
beginners may be accepted and encouraged, our stated purpose
is to maintain a high standard of accomplishment. NTPWA members
are seeking publication and are writing toward that goal.
Should an applicant be turned down, he/she may reapply in
six months if he/she so desires.
operates in a workshop atmosphere of read and critique. Readers
sign up at the beginning of each meeting. Each reader has
up to 15 minutes to read aloud, followed by five minutes of
verbal critique from his colleagues. Readers may not defend
or speak during critique, except to ask for clarification.
of its marketing function, NTPWA hosts visits with editors
and agents and makes every effort to bring members into one-on-one
contact with people who are actively seeking publishable work.
Marketing tips and information are routinely shared at each
meeting. As part of an on-going community service involvement,
NTPWA members work with schools, serve as contest judges for
schools and other writers' groups, offer classes, and provide
speakers for a variety of community based organizations.
membership dues are $50. The major portion of the budget
is earmarked for editor/agent visits. The remainder is used
to cover normal running expenses such as copies and postage.
to paying dues, members are expected to read and critique,
attend meetings on a regular basis and/or to maintain contact
with the group, and be available to assist with special projects.