Luncheon Literary Society

A critique group offering input to writers about their works-in-progress.

Meeting the first Saturday of each month, at Jackson’s Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Please feel free to join us as our guest without any pressure to present material on your initial visit.

We consider all writing to be ‘fiction’ unless the writer indicates otherwise.


11:00 am  Select lunch items and beverages upon arrival at Jackson’s Cafeteria. Each participant is responsible for paying for his/her own lunch. We meet in the back room.

11:40 am Critique session begins. Each participant brings enough copies of their work-in-progress to share with each member of the group. Work is read and suggestions are made to improve the writing.

2 pm Meeting concludes.

15 thoughts on “About

  1. Peter Krones says:


    I saw that you existed from the facebook post about Jonathan Rice’s talk. In looking at your site, I have the impression that the group is oriented toward prose writers. I am a poet. Can you tell me a little more?

    • wordwaggers says:

      Hello, Peter,

      Our membership consists of all genres and we have published and unpublished writers of poetry, short stories, novels, etc. Some aspire to be published and others write for their own satisfaction. Membership receives a reminder email about the monthly meeting to which they respond as to whether they plan to attend, then another email advising of the number of expected attendees. We accept a maximum of seven double-spaced pages in reasonable font size, usually 12. Attendees are expected to bring enough copies of their work for each attendee to have for critique.
      As you read your work aloud, each attendee writes comments on their copy, and a short verbal critique follows your reading. You receive your copies back that include the attendees’ comments and input for your consideration. The comments are not just the ‘atta boy…great job’ type, but are intended to help those of us who want to improve our writing and presentation skills, as well as hear what others think of our work and get their honest input. I’ve found it invaluable.
      Let me know if you are interested and I’ll see that you’re included in the monthly reminder. If you don’t respond after the third reminder, we assume you aren’t interested and drop you from distribution. We’d love to have you join us.
      I also belong to a Rock Hill poetry group that follows the same process with only poetry. That group meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM here in Rock Hill. It’s a small group and if you’re interested in it, I’ll need to canvass the membership and see if we’re accepting new members.
      Let me know if you’re interested in both or either of the groups. Our next Luncheon Literary Society meeting will be Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 am until around 2:00 pm.
      Looking forward to hearing from you!

      Rosemary C. Gray

  2. Peter Krones says:

    Hi again, Rosemary,

    Thank you for your warm invitation and all the clear information on the group. I love the idea of a four hour group, though I wonder how 7 pp. from a dozen people — even some of them — can get done in even that time frame! But I would love to try. The problem is, if it is always on Saturdays midday, that I am often working, selling pottery (our part time but consuming business) on Saturday mornings, and I am needed. Does the group always meet on that day of the week? If so, I am afraid that I might phase out, on the 3 week rule. But our business really slows down in the winter, so it might work . . . So please let me know about the day and exemptions to the 3 time rule!.

    The first Thursday poetry group in R. Hill sounds good, and does not conflict with anything I usually do. Please put me on that list. I would love to attend, meet some folks, offer something for feedback, see how we fit..

    Thanks a lot,


  3. wordwaggers says:

    Yes, Peter, we can work around your absences as long as we know you’re still interested and want to be a part of the group. Many of our attendees have less than seven pages, or just come for experience. I’ll speak with the poetry group and be back in touch. So glad you’re still interested.

  4. Peter Krones says:

    Thanks,Rosemary. I may be able to spring free this Saturday. I’ll “reply all” if I can make it. And the poetry group, if I am to be realistic, sounds even more attractive; so I look forrd to what the members think. If they want to know more about my work, please let me know. That can make a difference.

  5. Peter Krones says:

    Hi Rosemary,

    It has been a month since I last wrote, so perhaps it didn’t reach you. I DO appreciate being in the loop with notes from the LLS meeting e-mails. But I think that if I ware to pick one, assuming I am okay with the members, it would be the Thur. night poetry group. Before I try the LLS, it would be good if that group could decide whether they could take another member. It is a drive to Rock Hill, but do-able. I’llwtch and see . . .



  6. Barbara Bugg says:

    Came to the J. Rice talk in September and expressed interest in the writers group, left all my information and emails etc and have received nothing since that time. I admit that I had said I would be out of the country for the month of October but would still like to receive any information so that I could attend in November. Now it would be December. Can someone let me know when etc and if new folks are being accepted into the group?
    Barbara Bugg

    • wordwaggers says:

      My apologies, Babara. It seems that we were not aware of your comment.

      Yes, we are still meeting. We do welcome new folks to our group. If you have not found one that meets your needs, please try us again. Our next meeting will be on Sat. Feb. 7, 2015, at Jackson’s Cafeteria, in Rock Hill, at 11 am. We normally have lunch and then have a critique session that concludes at 2 pm.

      Many thanks, again, for your interest in the Luncheon Literary Society.


  7. Barbara Bugg says:

    Martha, thanks for responding, even though it’s over a year since I posted. As of today I am out of the country thru March 2015. I would very much like information about the April meeting and plan to attend.

    Barbara Bugg

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