What we're about

Hey! Writer in the Triangle area! Looking to get serious and advance your writing? Ready to commit?

I invite you into my Durham home for monthly writing group activities. We will:

-Read short pieces or excerpts aloud
-Welcome any story: fiction, memoir, personal essay ...
-Listen carefully and offer respectful, constructive critiques
-Generate material via exercises and prompts
-Discuss articles and master fiction works

I'm mainly a fiction writer, with publications in noted literary journals—flash, short story, poetry, creative non-fiction, newspaper features, magazine articles, and book reviews—and multiple literary recognitions. I've delivered and coordinated workshops for the North Carolina Writers’ Network and have twenty-five years experience as a writer/editor.

Let's start an ongoing, monthly writer's group. I ask for a voluntary donation at the door per session ($5 suggested), but no one is refused who can't do that. Join and get to know your fellow Triangle writers! Hope to see you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Writing Fiction and Memoir: It's All Stories!

Ronald Jackson

• What we'll do A mini-MFA in writing. We'll read aloud, listen to positive feedback in a SAFE place, write, and read from craft essays and master works. • What to bring Pen, notebook, and a copy of your work to read. Handing out copies is optional: we will hone our listening, note-taking, and reading skills. • Important to know Most important values in my group: respect, positive energy, and all work "in progress." We will not brand the writer or the work in any way. Instead, we will get writers back to their pens and keyboards with renewed excitement, direction, and a feeling of worth as a writer. We don't care what square you're at on the writing game board. If your piece is on the board, you're a writer!

Writing Fiction and Memoir: It's All Stories!

Ronald Jackson

• What we'll do A mini-MFA in writing. We'll read aloud, listen to positive feedback in a SAFE place, write, and read from craft essays and master works. • What to bring Pen, notebook, and a copy of your work to read. Handing out copies is optional: we will hone our listening, note-taking, and reading skills. • Important to know Most important values in my group: respect, positive energy, and all work "in progress." We will not brand the writer or the work in any way. Instead, we will get writers back to their pens and keyboards with renewed excitement, direction, and a feeling of worth as a writer. We don't care what square you're at on the writing game board. If your piece is on the board, you're a writer!

Writing Fiction and Memoir: It's All Stories!

Ronald Jackson

• What we'll do A mini-MFA in writing. We'll read aloud, listen to positive feedback in a SAFE place, write, and read from craft essays and master works. • What to bring Pen, notebook, and a copy of your work to read. Handing out copies is optional: we will hone our listening, note-taking, and reading skills. • Important to know Most important values in my group: respect, positive energy, and all work "in progress." We will not brand the writer or the work in any way. Instead, we will get writers back to their pens and keyboards with renewed excitement, direction, and a feeling of worth as a writer. We don't care what square you're at on the writing game board. If your piece is on the board, you're a writer!

Writing Fiction and Memoir: It's All Stories!

Ronald Jackson

• What we'll do A mini-MFA in writing. We'll read aloud, listen to positive feedback in a SAFE place, write, and read from craft essays and master works. • What to bring Pen, notebook, and a copy of your work to read. Handing out copies is optional: we will hone our listening, note-taking, and reading skills. • Important to know Most important values in my group: respect, positive energy, and all work "in progress." We will not brand the writer or the work in any way. Instead, we will get writers back to their pens and keyboards with renewed excitement, direction, and a feeling of worth as a writer. We don't care what square you're at on the writing game board. If your piece is on the board, you're a writer!

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Writing Fiction and Memoir: It's All Stories!

Ronald Jackson

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