The Cottonwood Center for the Arts offers a FREE Open Critique from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the center, 427 E. Colorado Ave. This FREE program provides a critique experience for a small number of writers who seek feedback on manuscript pages and who want to learn how to have positive critique group experiences. Experienced critiquers from Pikes Peak Writers will provide comments, criticism and suggestions on participants’ manuscript pages, as well as model positive behaviors, techniques and procedures for critiquing. Participants will not only receive valuable feedback on their writing, but will also learn how to create great critique groups of their own, or learn how to improve existing critique groups.Each month, Open Critique will accommodate up to eight participants with a maximum of eight manuscript pages per person. To request a slot to participate, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only considered for the month in which they are received. Participants will receive confirmation and instructions via email.