What we're about
Do you want to be part of a social group for writers in the Kits/Vancouver area who are working on major projects? Join the Kits Writers Group. This is a relaxed forum to talk about ideas, share progress on current projects and get out of the house and connect with others in the area. Being part of this group will help you stay motivated to write.
We are a mix of professional and novice writers. There's no requirement to be published, but you should be able to explain what work you have underway and your writing goals.
What we do:
Each week, the session will emphasise different aspects of the writing process. The over-riding theme will be staying accountable to our own writing goals. There is a monthly club book discussion to keep things fun and expand our reading horizons, and ad hoc 'coffee and writing together' sessions in the Kits neighbourhood. The emphasis is on participatory discussion, listening and supporting, always being respectful, and sharing only what we are comfortable to share.
Membership is activity-based
New members who are prepared to attend our sessions are encouraged to join. Membership is based on being actively involved in the group and attending at least one session every two months. Membership may be cancelled if you are inactive for more than two months. The convenor will notify inactive members so that they can decide if they'd like to become involved or give up their place to a new writer. The group remains free to join and meetup.com costs are covered by the convenor.
22 Aug: 10 minutes rapid writing exercise, and discuss Sheila Heti's 'My Life is a Joke' short story
29 Aug: Kits Writers Group collection: ideas for a compilation of original works on a theme
5 Sep: No meeting this week.
12 Sep: Writing exercise, and discuss Jorge Luis Borges' 'The Book of Sand'
19 Sep: Monthly book club: Neil Gaiman's 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane'
TBC: Weekend session
TBC: Weekday writing together session
Our previous meet-ups:
26 June: Inaugural meeting and introduce projects
3 July: Deep dive into projects and reading work aloud
10 July: Accountability - how we're staying on track (or not), and reading aloud some more of our work
17 July: What do you love to read? share something that has inspired you and tell us why
31 July: Every writer loves poetry. Do you agree? Read aloud a poem you enjoy or your own poem.
7 Aug: Discussion of our book of the month, Hunger, by Roxane Gay