All are welcome!
Bring writing tools, your muse, creative spirit and be prepared to write ... Put your internal editor in the closet and write ... Put something down on the paper, in your laptop, in your tablet or in your smart phone ... We don't care what you write with ... Just Write! ... This is not a group for criticism ... We are just about writing and reading what we have just written, although we often do have conversation about the writing throughout the session ... We write in fifteen minute periods ... A prompt is offered for each writing period ... We generally have extra pens and paper tablets if needed ...
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Black Dog Cafe. We meet in the expansion area of the Black Dog Cafe, to the right after you enter the cafe. Go through the double doors, even if the doors are closed.
We are a community of writers who share the responsibility of facilitating and planning the group. Everyone will have an opportunity to play a role in the developmental growth of the Green Line Writers.
Each week we meet with people from around the Twin Cities metro area ... Since we are on the Metro Transit Green Line light rail system and several Metro Transit bus routes (54, 31, 3) we want to encourage everyone to use Non-car Public Transit if possible ... There is NO FREE PARKING in Lowertown, but there are ramps, parking lots and metered street parking throughout Lowertown ... Keep in mind that motorists will be competing with the Farmers Market, CHS Field (Saint Paul Saints) events and a variety of festivals, especially during the Summer months ... Take advantage of the fact that you can get to meetings without a car if you have access to Metro Transit light rail, street bus and Bus Rapid Transit services.
The Black Dog Cafe is about two blocks directly east of the Union Depot Light Rail Station.
It is at the eastbound end of the Green Line, so if you fall asleep you won't miss your stop! Come on into the Black Dog, order a cup of coffee, a doughnut or a breakfast menu item from the barista. Look for the Green Line Writers Group sign. As was stated before, we will be located in the expansion area of the Black Dog Cafe, to the right as you enter. Go through the double doors, which are often closed on Saturday morning. Just slide the doors to the side or go through the second door a few feet away.
You will be welcome.