Not sure if this is the best place to post. I'm unpublished with 4 trunk novels. I've worked for years to try and improve my craft, but in a closed door, all by myself kind of way. Currently, I'm working on something I have a good feeling about. Feedback/critique and beta readers have been a missing piece in my process. My local community college is offering these two sessions in the fall. I'm intrigued. I wanted to get some opinions if participating in these sessions might be of value to someone like myself who does not know any writers irl, and is itching to move to the next level with my writing. I have no idea who the instructor is. What do you guys think?


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