One of the unique aspects of SCWC is its ongoing commitment to roundtable Read & Critiques in every workshop time slot. But what if it’s your first time at a conference? Or your first (gut-wrenching) time sharing your work with anyone? What if you’ve gotten feedback but still can’t make heads or tails of contradictory suggestions, cryptic editor/author shorthand, or the dreaded ‘I don’t get it’ grunt? Staff members and R&C vets Laura Perkins and Melanie Hooks walk you through critique-giving etiquette and their most helpful methods of interpreting ‘craft vs opinion’ notes, all while keeping your ego – and passion for your work – alive and well.