Poetry Critique


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Bring twelve copies of up to three, double-spaced, single-sided pages of poetry for a group critique. Facilitated by Natasha Ria El-Scari.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the Critique Sessions. Check out the Writers Conference schedule at a glance or search our online calendar for in-depth descriptions.

Natasha Ria El-Scari is a poet, performer, writer, Cave Canem fellow, 2016 Ragdale Residency recipient and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals. In 2015 Natasha released her first book, Screaming Times (Spartan Press, 2015) to great local success. Her CDs, DragonButterFirefly (2006), This is Love… (2010), CuddleComplex (2016) and DVD Live at the Blue Room (2015) display how Natasha connects with any crowd with maternal warmth and unrelenting honesty. Her second collection of poetry, The Only Other (Main Street Rag) was released in June 2016.