Do a writing exercise & share. Switch writing with someone and give feedback.

  • May 26, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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The format of this meet-up, or how I envision it, which could change with the addition of other people and their input, is that one person would bring a passage to read with an accompanying writing prompt. Everyone would write. Then we would share. After this, we would pair off, switch the writing we brought with us with someone else and give feedback.

Future meet-ups may include communal writing time with food and drinks, more formal critiques or workshops, going to readings together and other literary events.

The first meeting will also include a bit of discussion on where this idea came from and what it will hopefully become.

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  • gina g.

    Thank you everyone who came! It was so great to meet you all and spend some time writing together. I look forward to reading more of your stuff!

    May 27, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Did the address get sent out? Can someone text it to me at[masked]?

    May 26, 2013

    • gina g.

      Hello Andrew. I sent out an e-mail with the address ahead of time. I did not want to post it publicly.

      May 27, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    I enjoyed meeting everyone and ended up strangely pleased with my resulting stream-of-consciousness word-salad not-exactly-a-poem. It feels rather like what a painter might do, making sketches of to explore the layout of a painting to be. Hoping for more time to give and receive commentary or reactions in the next meeting -- in any case, I'm looking forward to it!

    May 27, 2013

  • sargam s.

    The meeting was really fun. I enjoyed meeting everyone and doing a writing exercise that I had never done before. I look forward to coming to the next meeting in June.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming back to Oakland on the 15th of June. Look forward to the next meeting.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! I enjoyed the discussion, readings, and exercise.

    May 26, 2013

  • Suzanne J.

    I'M MOVING AND WON'T BE ABLE TO COME TO MEETINGS FOR AWHILE.
    I HOPE IT WORKS WELL FOR ALL OF YOU.
    SUZANNE

    May 25, 2013

  • Suzanne J.

    I'M MOVING AND WON'T BE ABLE TO COME TO MEETINGS FOR AWHILE.
    I HOPE IT WORKS WELL FOR ALL OF YOU.
    SUZANNE

    May 25, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Unless I'm out of town.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great meeting!

    May 21, 2013

  • Suzanne J.

    I'm sorry . I won't be able to attend the Meetup. I'm moving, not far away and hope there will be room for me in the group once I've settled in. Suzanne

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmm, I am wondering if I missed something. Is there a May and June meeting scheduled?

    May 4, 2013

    • Suzanne J.

      Hi Joyce, I'm not involved in organizing but Yes, there are two meetings scheduled for May and June.

      May 4, 2013

    • Suzanne J.

      Hi Joyce,I'm not involved in organizing but Yes, there are two meetings scheduled for May and June.

      May 4, 2013

  • sargam s.

    This sounds wonderful. I love that it's once a month, and the day and time are good. I'm looking forward to bringing writing back into my life in a new way.

    May 3, 2013

  • Suzanne J.

    I can make the June 26th meeting although I'm wary of it. Writing was an exciting part of my life and then I couldn't read or write so I moved away from it. I hope I can build up my excitement again.

    May 2, 2013

  • Judith

    Oh shyte, I just realized ill be out of town. Next time!!!

    May 2, 2013

  • Judith

    Sounds fun!

    May 2, 2013

  • Shareena

    Hi Gina,
    I am still messing around with dates, I will be at the Mills Graduation on the 18th, perhaps we could catch up?

    May 2, 2013

    • gina g.

      So many graduations! I'd love to catch up. I wasn't planning on being at Mills, but I'm around if you want to get together another time and do some writing or exchange writing. Would be awesome to catch up!

      May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can make it on May 26, I wont be available until June 15th, so hope to see you all at the next one.

    May 2, 2013

  • vanessa

    hey gina, this is great! i can come the 19th or 26th.

    April 29, 2013

    • gina g.

      Great! I am going to keep it the 26th and those that can't make it this month will hopefully be around next month.

      May 1, 2013

  • Shareena

    Hey Gina,
    I won't be able to be at this first Meetup because of a graduation (although I may try to sneak away because it will be at Cal, but I think this group is a great idea! I am delighted to join it! Fo Shooooo!

    April 28, 2013

    • Lynn F.

      I'm a member of the CA Writers Club, Berkeley Branch, and they meet at the Main Oakland Library on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:00, and the program is over about 4. That's May 19th. There will be a wonderful presenter, Kristen Cavan, a delightful and tech savvy writer who has just launched another book. Worth checking out.

      May 1, 2013

    • gina g.

      Cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

      May 1, 2013

  • Lynn F.

    Am happy to see an East Bay location. I like the idea that you want this to be interactive. Looking forward to this.

    1 · May 1, 2013

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