Portland is full of restaurants, arts organizations, live music and good books – a great place to be a critic. Twenty-five campers with the nonprofit writing center the Telling Room tried their hand at critical observation and persuasive writing last month.

The “Week in Review” camps were led by Program Coordinator Sonya Tomlinson, who previously work on the event staff at SPACE Gallery and wrote for the Portland Phoenix. Here is a sampling of the campers’ reviews. To see more and to find information about the Telling Room’s other summer and school-year offerings, go to tellingroom.org/reviews.

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