What we're about

We write. We share. We live.

Pen to Paper is Indy's most notorious coterie of misfit writers.

What We Do

In its simplest form, we write stuff, share it with each other, and talk about it. Of course, to organize this effort requires a few rules, a calendar, and a sextant.

We critique each others written material and provide creative support, constructive criticism, and sage advice.

Who May Join

If you write, you may join. Hell, even if you don't write, give us a whirl, as long as you provide us with homemade cookies and lemonade.

We accept people at all skill levels, from the doe-eyed novice to the curmudgeonly expert.

If you want to write or improve your writing, then you've come to the right place.

We critique all manner of writing, be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry, travelogues, erotica, technical manuals ... if it has words, we'll read it.

So, You Want to Join

Follow these simple steps to initiate yourself into our mysteries:

1) Check out the Newbies page on our website at http://www.pentopaperblog.org/newbies-start-here/

2) Check out our guiding principles on our website at http://www.pentopaperblog.org/rules-of-write-club/

3) Come to a meeting.

It's really that simple. For what are you waiting? An incorrectly placed preposition?

Note: It may appear from the RSVP's that attendance is sparse. That is not really the case. We've been around so long that members rarely RSVP anymore.

Upcoming events (5+)

Friday Creative Society

Starbucks

WHERE: The Starbucks on 96th and Masters. (https://www.google.com/maps/place/7205+E+96th+St,+Indianapolis,+IN+46250/@39.9265281,-86.040988,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8814b33ae317e615:0xb365cd10dd6d0a38) WHEN: Friday Night, 7 pm. WHAT: Creative types get together. Some may write. Some may knit. Some may make jewelry. It's an eclectic mix of oddballs. Much clever and not-so-clever banter ensues. We'll often go out to dinner after spending an hour or two at the coffee shop. It's a lot of fun! Come join us! PLEASE NOTE: We've been meeting regularly here for many years. Most of us don't RSVP for it anymore, but expect 6 to 10 (sometimes more) attendees!

Friday Creative Society

Starbucks

WHERE: The Starbucks on 96th and Masters. (https://www.google.com/maps/place/7205+E+96th+St,+Indianapolis,+IN+46250/@39.9265281,-86.040988,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8814b33ae317e615:0xb365cd10dd6d0a38) WHEN: Friday Night, 7 pm. WHAT: Creative types get together. Some may write. Some may knit. Some may make jewelry. It's an eclectic mix of oddballs. Much clever and not-so-clever banter ensues. We'll often go out to dinner after spending an hour or two at the coffee shop. It's a lot of fun! Come join us! PLEASE NOTE: We've been meeting regularly here for many years. Most of us don't RSVP for it anymore, but expect 6 to 10 (sometimes more) attendees!

Saturday Mornin' Critiques

3824 E 82nd St

NOTE: The Panera Bread location has changed. The new address is 3824 E. 82nd Street. (The old one has gone out of business!) • What we'll do // We'll be critiquing submissions from members of the group! If you want to submit something to be critiqued, you should do that on our slack site (https://pentopapergroup.slack.com). If you do not have a login, message me and I'll get you set up. Please note that you must come to at least one previous meetup to get a login. Them's the rules! If this is your first time, I'll provide some printed copies for your reading enjoyment. • What to bring // You may want to bring your laptop or tablet, if you made electronic notes that you wish to share on the submissions. Or you may print the submissions and bring the printed copies. You should read the submissions, of course ... that's just common sense! • Important to know // We'll drink some coffee, have a few laughs, talk about the submissions and writing in general ... then go out and enjoy your day.

Friday Creative Society

Starbucks

WHERE: The Starbucks on 96th and Masters. (https://www.google.com/maps/place/7205+E+96th+St,+Indianapolis,+IN+46250/@39.9265281,-86.040988,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8814b33ae317e615:0xb365cd10dd6d0a38) WHEN: Friday Night, 7 pm. WHAT: Creative types get together. Some may write. Some may knit. Some may make jewelry. It's an eclectic mix of oddballs. Much clever and not-so-clever banter ensues. We'll often go out to dinner after spending an hour or two at the coffee shop. It's a lot of fun! Come join us! PLEASE NOTE: We've been meeting regularly here for many years. Most of us don't RSVP for it anymore, but expect 6 to 10 (sometimes more) attendees!

Past events (706)

Friday Creative Society

Starbucks

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