Our workshops, retreats and write-ins focus on helping writers jump-start their writing, be accountable for their writing, overcome writer's block and stay motivated. Exercises in guided visualization, free-writing, collaborative writing and time-writings provide inspiration for writers to generate new writing projects or polish current works.
Since 1999, we have expanded our connections, skills and personal power with our pens and pencils.
During our meetings, we do not waste time. We write. We discuss. We critique. We support. We educate. We get educated. Then, we write some more. Like postal delivery, we meet: rain, shine, sleet or snow. And, although there are some holidays on which we do not meet--Thanksgiving Eve/Day, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day and Valentine's Eve/Day--we do meet during all holiday seasons.
We discuss all genres, subject areas and topics of writing and we do not admonish others' views or work. Period. (No need to dwell here. That should be self-explanatory.)
While we do not ban the use of technology during our meetings, we strongly encourage the intimacy of writing on paper with pen or pencil because of the connection it forces between your thoughts and the writing process. If you try it, you'll find that your already stellar writing is much more dynamic than you ever thought possible.
Who likes to hear bad news? Good writers. Giving criticism helps you become a better writer and reader just as much as receiving it.
Critique Sessions We respectfully evaluate each other's work through a surgically focused lens.
We do not accept anything less than the utmost respect.
We do not cater to what you want to hear. We reveal what you need to hear about your writing.
We do not attack.
We do not judge.
We do not censor the subject matters of our writers. From religion, politics and race to sexuality, classism, erotica and beyond, we welcome, discuss and critique all the works of our writers.
If you are sensitive to hearing, discussing or reading certain subjects, our group is probably not for you.