What we're about

Feel warmly welcome to be part of a Circle of ordinary people with a desire and commitment to write.

Some of us are emerging writers. Some of us are published authors. Some of us have no clue what writing is all about, but are curious and available to learn. Some of us have experience and wisdom to be shared. Some of us are looking for a supportive community who might nurture us and provide a healthy sense of accountability and motivation. Some of us want to write for publication. Some of us just want to enjoy writing for the pleasure itself. Some of us want to enrol for professional workshops. Some of us want to participate in more informal workshops focused on creative writing exercises and collective engagement.

All of us want to move beyond just ... wanting to write, to actually .... writing!

We will facilitate Writing Circle meetups at least once a month.

There is no obligation to participate in every meetup scheduled. Part of the writing journey is to become more selective, discerning and focused in what we make ourselves available for.

Meetups may be scheduled anywhere between Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Ballito. A change of scenery is also quite important. Sometimes meetups will be in your vicinity; other times it'll be several kms away. That's ok. Writers are spread out across the province. There is no area monopolising the Circle.

Please be intentional about participating. Also be intentional about sharing your feedback, ideas, suggestions, etc. about how to make our Writing Circle work better.

For those who are esteemed authors of many publications, you are most welcome to share your wealth of expertise and experience with the Circle. Most of our group, however, will not be functioning at that 'level,' so please feel free to contribute to mentoring, nurturing and guiding our writers who may have joined without any intention of publishing books and articles.

Let's do this! Let's write.

Upcoming events (5+)

Thursdays @ Starbucks

Starbucks Gateway

An informal meetup space for anyone to do some writing. Or some reflecting, journalling, chatting, snacking, chilling, planning, or whatever you like. But hopefully, write a few sentences while feeling connected to others doing the same. Feel welcome to show up anytime Thursdays 6-9pm at Starbucks, Gateway mall, Umhlanga. The vibe is best enjoyed upstairs. Hosted by Cat. P.S. You'll also possibly meet members of the Dolphin Coast Book & Film Club (https://www.meetup.com/Dolphin-Coast-Book-Club-Meetup) + Research Development Adventurers (https://www.meetup.com/Research-Development-Adventurers), who'll be doing the same thing......

Thursdays @ Starbucks

Starbucks Gateway

An informal meetup space for anyone to do some writing. Or some reflecting, journalling, chatting, snacking, chilling, planning, or whatever you like. But hopefully, write a few sentences while feeling connected to others doing the same. Feel welcome to show up anytime Thursdays 6-9pm at Starbucks, Gateway mall, Umhlanga. The vibe is best enjoyed upstairs. Hosted by Cat. P.S. You'll also possibly meet members of the Dolphin Coast Book & Film Club (https://www.meetup.com/Dolphin-Coast-Book-Club-Meetup) + Research Development Adventurers (https://www.meetup.com/Research-Development-Adventurers), who'll be doing the same thing......

Thursdays @ Starbucks

Starbucks Gateway

An informal meetup space for anyone to do some writing. Or some reflecting, journalling, chatting, snacking, chilling, planning, or whatever you like. But hopefully, write a few sentences while feeling connected to others doing the same. Feel welcome to show up anytime Thursdays 6-9pm at Starbucks, Gateway mall, Umhlanga. The vibe is best enjoyed upstairs. Hosted by Cat. P.S. You'll also possibly meet members of the Dolphin Coast Book & Film Club (https://www.meetup.com/Dolphin-Coast-Book-Club-Meetup) + Research Development Adventurers (https://www.meetup.com/Research-Development-Adventurers), who'll be doing the same thing......

Thursdays @ Starbucks

Starbucks Gateway

An informal meetup space for anyone to do some writing. Or some reflecting, journalling, chatting, snacking, chilling, planning, or whatever you like. But hopefully, write a few sentences while feeling connected to others doing the same. Feel welcome to show up anytime Thursdays 6-9pm at Starbucks, Gateway mall, Umhlanga. The vibe is best enjoyed upstairs. Hosted by Cat. P.S. You'll also possibly meet members of the Dolphin Coast Book & Film Club (https://www.meetup.com/Dolphin-Coast-Book-Club-Meetup) + Research Development Adventurers (https://www.meetup.com/Research-Development-Adventurers), who'll be doing the same thing......

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Thursdays @ Starbucks

Starbucks Gateway

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