Blue Pencil Café



The Blue Pencil Cafe is an opportunity for you to have your work reviewed by a professional writer. Chat about your work and ask questions about the knottiest problems you're facing.

  • Blue Pencil appointments are 15 minutes each.
  • You will find the Blue Pencil Cafe in the Fraser Room on the main floor.
  • Choose among available presenters for a brief critique of your work or discussion about a problem you're having with your writing, writing generally, or the industry when you register. Some presenters look at pages; some don't. Please check bios. If they don't specify, pages or writing-related questions are fine.
  • CHECK presenter bios for any presenter-specific guidelines about blue pencil appts. 
  • Appointments are based on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early for best choice.
  • There is no additional charge for this service, and sessions are one-on-one.
  • Book additional appointments outside the Fraser Room door daily, as available.
  • Appointments take place during workshop time. Please try to exit and re-enter quietly.
  • Leave enough time to arrive five minutes early for your appointment.
  • If you are bringing pages, bring a maximum of three pages of your best work (double-spaced).