“ Very welcoming and productive. ”
— Thalia H. on Dec 19, 2015.
“ Fantastic. Each Retreat gives me more creative impetus, ideas and community than the last. Highly recommended. ”
— Terri M. on Oct 5, 2015.
“ People are nice ”
— Kaori on Jul 29, 2015.
“ Great. Thank you ”
— Terry on Jan 26, 2015.
“ Great! ”
— Mari on Jul 29, 2014.
“ It was great to be back !!! Nice & supportive people as always!!! ”
— Yuko on Jul 28, 2014.
“ It's helped me gain confidence and reassess the way I see my writing. I treasure the constructive and supportive environment that Lauren creates. ”
— Luz De J. on Jun 6, 2014.
“ It was wonderful to just meet and chill with wonderful people also into writing. ”
— Terrance on Apr 30, 2014.
“ warm ”
— baby rani k. on Nov 10, 2013.
“ Its great... doesn't feel like you are meeting PSOE for the first time. ”
— Sadhna G. on Nov 9, 2013.
“ A tight-knit group of inspiring writers from around the world sharing their love of the written word in a cosy atmosphere. Excellent location with great food and drink, regular events including writing retreats, parties and critique and writing development workshops. If you're in Tokyo and want to write and make wonderful friends, this is the place to be. ”
— Khai on Oct 24, 2013.
“ A very pleasant group of human beings. ”
— Hans K. on Jul 13, 2013.
“ My first time, and it was a very nice experience I will definitely do again, the exercises were fun and provocative, the company was sharp, talented, thoughtful and positive and Lauren herself has to be about the best pure listener I've ever encountered, and gives fabulous and encouraging feedback. A real pro! Great job! ”
— Baye M. on Jan 21, 2013.
“ Very inspiring story to hear. I thank Lauren to organize this meeting. ”
— Kay on Dec 4, 2012.
“ It was very interesting to hear nice stories about Japanese culture from Book Author Lauren. ”
— Satomi T. on Dec 3, 2012.
“ Good ”
— Partha on Oct 13, 2012.
“ My impression after this first session is that it is a nice, friendly, warm, supportive place for both beginning and experienced writers to practice and socialize. Lauren is a great organizer as well and she has created an atmosphere where creativity is encouraged. -E ”
— Erik on Aug 7, 2012.
“ Awesome!!! ”
— Junko S. on Feb 29, 2012.
“ Looking forward to attending March's meeting. Till then! ”
— Aonghas C. on Feb 22, 2012.
“ Inspiring and very practical. The Meetup was exactly what I was hoping for - a place/space in which to write and listen to, and discuss writing with, other writers. ”
— Deborah on Sep 30, 2010.
“ It's really hard to comment as this is the first writer's group -- outside of a classroom -- for me. I think the meetup provides the atmosphere and the camaraderie that most writers are seeking. You will see me again. ”
— Michael G. on Sep 12, 2010.
“ Lauren provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, conducive to getting the creative juices flowing. ”
— Margaret on Jul 3, 2010.
“ A good opportunity to stretch your creative muscles as well as your social ones. ”
— Steven on Feb 26, 2010.
“ If you are wondering what is working in your writing and what parts need some more work, you can get some honest feedback here. It's very organized. It's also great to practice reading other people's work and polishing your own critique skills. ”
— Lori O. on Dec 5, 2009.
“ Join if you want to imrpove your writing. It's a good chance to field it to a group of people who have taken the time to think about it critically. ”
— cris on Jun 28, 2008.
“ It's a great supportive environment for trying out all kinds of writing. Some fantastic ideas get generated in the exercises. ”
— Leanne M. on May 29, 2008.
“ Since joining, I have rediscovered my love of writing and am slowly getting over my fear of reading my creations to an audience! ”
— Naomi on Oct 1, 2007.
“ I love it ”
— lauren s. on Feb 21, 2013.