The strict definition of a Writers Round or "In the round" is a group of songwriters in a circle taking turns singing their songs. One writer sings a song and then the next sings a song and so on. They just go around the circle playing in turn. More often the writers are actually lined up on stage in a row or "In the row". Sometimes others in the circle will add some instrumental flavor and or harmony vocals. Writers round has become the universal accepted term for either scenario.