Word Weavers West Michigan is growing. Started in 2009 as West Michigan Fellowship of Christian Writers, our group continues to grow, and encourage / equip Christian Writers. In 2010 we joined Word Weavers, and by 2013, we sponsored four regional critique groups. Word Weavers West Michigan sponsors a bi-monthly teaching and fellowship night for Christian writers and an annual Writers' Retreat for members.
In the fall of 2013, we are expanding into the Detroit Metro area, and to Northern Michigan, opening groups in Royal Oak and Cadillac.
most of our groups meet twice each month. Our vision is to provide encouragement, accountability, education, inspiration & support for current and aspiring Christian writers and speakers. As talented communicators are raised up and equipped, our we work to give testimony to our King and influence culture in the direction of Christ - one word at a time.
We have added dues for 2010. But don't let the idea of paying or not paying dues hinder you from coming. No one is expected to pay dues in order to walk through the door. Here are our guidelines:
1) Do you feel that the group is providing valuable support and fellowship for your effort as a writer?
2) Do you feel that you are become a part of the group, that this is "your" writer's group?
3) Do you want to invest in your success as a writer by investing in the group?
When you are comfortable answering "Yes" to these three questions, then you can contribute financially to the groups' future by paying the annual dues on the Word Weaver Intl. website. Due paying members can participate in the meetings' critique sessions.
Currently we are experiencing wonderful, fruit filled growth. Jesus said that the Father's will is that we bear fruit and that our fruit remains. I believe we are seeing this part of God's will being fulfilled in our midst. Consequently, we have adopted a unique meeting structure.
Once every 2 month, on the first Tues of Jan, March, May, July, Sept and November we have a large group meeting. We schedule experienced writers, editors and other professionals to attend these meetings, and give a 30 to 45 minute seminar on their area of expertise. On the other first and third Tuesdays of every month, we meet in regional smaller critique groups. The small groups allow members to stay connected, and have intimate critique sessions of recent writings.
I speak for most of our members when I say I've grown the most as a writer from the constructive advice I receive during these regular critique sessions. Do you have a message, a book, or an idea buried in your heart? Join Us!!