I have wanted to create a space for creative women and non-binary folks for awhile. I would like this to be a safe space and a place of support for creative writing projects of all kinds. This group is for both people who are deep into projects and those who are just starting out and/or need more motivation. Our goal will be to have one critique/discussion group meeting a month and several "let's just get together and write" meetings. I will also be utilizing our online discussion forum, so that we can continue our discussions, ask questions and seek support for our creative lives between meet-ups!
Let's meet at the First Slice on Ashland to discuss what we are working on and offer up critiques of each other's work. If you would like to receive an in-person critique at this meeting, you may either submit a piece here:
Or bring several copies to the group the evening of!
Optional writing prompt for inspiration: (adapted from a prompt at: https://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises)
“My feckless Googling had reaped a monstrous reality that I knew was going to haunt me for the rest of my life,” Douglas Preston writes in Wired about a nostalgia-induced online search for his childhood best friend that leads him into some unexpectedly dark territory. Write about inadvertently uncovering something (good or bad) you weren’t meant to know—perhaps you overheard a conversation about yourself or someone close to you, followed an Internet search that spiraled to an unintentional conclusion, or submitted an online DNA kit without considering the consequences. Did you confront this new truth or carry on as if you had never learned it?
Join us at Helix Cafe on North Broadway.
When you arrive at the cafe, please find any available seat and write where you are. Space and time permitting, we can chat about what we're working on and/or writing in general afterward.