The Prompt Group

  • May 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Bernie Pratt's Coach House

Welcome to the Evanston Writers Workshop Prompt Group.  One of two foundational programs of EWW, the Prompt Group is peer-led and takes place the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.  Members are invited to come with a pen and paper or a laptop and practice getting onto the page.  We share between three and six prompts a night, and write from between 5 to 20 minutes for each.  Writers are welcome to read out loud or not, as they choose; feedback is meant to be positive and call out phrases or word choices that stick out and please the ear.  This is not a time for critique, this is a time for practicing the process.  Writers are not required to share what they write out loud; getting onto the page is more important than performing.

If you have favorite prompts that you'd like to share with the group, please sign up to bring them for one of the meetings.  We are peer-led, which means folks have the opportunity to share their own ideas about what works for them.  Prompts can include specific direction, pictures, first/last line, or anything else that lends itself to writing.  Some suggested sources include Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones, Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird:  Some Instructions on Writing and Life, and Christina Baldwin's Life's Companion:  Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest.  You can also search the internet for "writing prompts" and there's a goldmine of material available.

If you are looking for new material to renew your writing process, some fresh ideas to incorporate into your projects, or just want to get some practice writing, then please join us.  Bring a pad of paper and a pen, or your favorite laptop, and take away inspiration and new ideas to tap into your creative flow.

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  • Tracy R.

    Best of everything Nora as you embark on
    your promising venture in Gotham City. We
    will miss your writing talent and your radiant
    personality. Keep in touch.

    May 25, 2013

  • Penny M.

    We will definitely miss Nora, so talented and an inspiration to work at what we do. Good luck in NYC, Nora!

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Nora L.

      Aw, thanks, Penny! I'll miss you guys too.

      May 24, 2013

  • Lisa

    I hope to come next tIme. I miss writing with you guys.

    May 21, 2013

    • Mark H.

      Come back! It's nice in the new house we work in

      May 22, 2013

  • Annette

    It's my first time. I just found you.

    May 21, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Looking forward to getting familiar with my imagination again.

    May 16, 2013

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