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Anyone who writes or wants to write or wants to do a kind of writing practice (a la Peter Elbow or Natalie Goldberg) should consider joining us for one of these chances to write in community. We do short timed writings from various writing prompts, read our work out loud and offer brief positive feedback. We meet most Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm in the Cathedral City Library (except the 4th Monday each month and library holidays---check for specific dates to RSVP.)

I'll also post information here about any other classes or events or retreats I might offer down the road, as well as other local writing events I might be able to recommend. We'll see how it unfolds, but members are welcomed to post their own events or resources here in the Discussions, as well, so we might truly become a kind of writing community.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Spontaneous writing group

Cathedral City Branch Library

Most Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm (generally skips the 4th Monday each month) Cathedral City Library Practice short, timed writings from writing prompts a la Peter Elbow or Natalie Goldberg. Get our ideas hopping and our acceptance expanding! For complete beginners to seasoned old hands. ;-) Please bring paper and pen or pencil instead of planning to write on a laptop or a phone unless you have a disability that prevents you from writing by hand. Thanks! This is a great chance to encourage nimble writer's minds, to stretch, to bypass our critic and censor, practice sharing our impromptu work, grow larger in ourselves, connect. Where our room is When you walk into the library, you'll immediately turn right and walk to the big meeting room just past the tables of free books. (The people working at the library may be unaware we are there. ;-) Please RSVP, and please be conscientious about changing your RSVP to "no" if you are unable to attend. Thanks very much.

Spontaneous writing group

Cathedral City Branch Library

Most Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm (generally skips the 4th Monday each month) Cathedral City Library Practice short, timed writings from writing prompts a la Peter Elbow or Natalie Goldberg. Get our ideas hopping and our acceptance expanding! For complete beginners to seasoned old hands. ;-) Please bring paper and pen or pencil instead of planning to write on a laptop or a phone unless you have a disability that prevents you from writing by hand. Thanks! This is a great chance to encourage nimble writer's minds, to stretch, to bypass our critic and censor, practice sharing our impromptu work, grow larger in ourselves, connect. Where our room is When you walk into the library, you'll immediately turn right and walk to the big meeting room just past the tables of free books. (The people working at the library may be unaware we are there. ;-) Please RSVP, and please be conscientious about changing your RSVP to "no" if you are unable to attend. Thanks very much.

Spontaneous writing group

Cathedral City Branch Library

Most Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm (generally skips the 4th Monday each month) Cathedral City Library Practice short, timed writings from writing prompts a la Peter Elbow or Natalie Goldberg. Get our ideas hopping and our acceptance expanding! For complete beginners to seasoned old hands. ;-) Please bring paper and pen or pencil instead of planning to write on a laptop or a phone unless you have a disability that prevents you from writing by hand. Thanks! This is a great chance to encourage nimble writer's minds, to stretch, to bypass our critic and censor, practice sharing our impromptu work, grow larger in ourselves, connect. Where our room is When you walk into the library, you'll immediately turn right and walk to the big meeting room just past the tables of free books. (The people working at the library may be unaware we are there. ;-) Please RSVP, and please be conscientious about changing your RSVP to "no" if you are unable to attend. Thanks very much.

Spontaneous writing group

Cathedral City Branch Library

Most Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm (generally skips the 4th Monday each month) Cathedral City Library Practice short, timed writings from writing prompts a la Peter Elbow or Natalie Goldberg. Get our ideas hopping and our acceptance expanding! For complete beginners to seasoned old hands. ;-) Please bring paper and pen or pencil instead of planning to write on a laptop or a phone unless you have a disability that prevents you from writing by hand. Thanks! This is a great chance to encourage nimble writer's minds, to stretch, to bypass our critic and censor, practice sharing our impromptu work, grow larger in ourselves, connect. Where our room is When you walk into the library, you'll immediately turn right and walk to the big meeting room just past the tables of free books. (The people working at the library may be unaware we are there. ;-) Please RSVP, and please be conscientious about changing your RSVP to "no" if you are unable to attend. Thanks very much.

Past events (60)

Spontaneous writing group

Cathedral City Branch Library

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