What we're about

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. The Power of the Pen: Vancouver Writing Meetup is for people who use the written word in pursuit of their hopes, dreams, income, etc. either professionally or personally.

➡ NEW: Join our private Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/vancouverwriters/)

➡ Take the survey (https://goo.gl/forms/k80C5EdWiP5WDYpo2) and let your organizers know when's best for you to meet up with us.

What we do

• Discuss projects - imagined, pending, in progress, successes!

• Network with other writers in the Vancouver area (why should Portland have all the fun?) and cheer each other on

• Share best practices -- techniques, motivation, helpful books and tools, etc.

• Have educational sessions focusing on technique or a specific aspect of writing; [Note! we are looking for speakers and/or presenters!]

• Network with other area writing groups (such as NaNoWriMo and Willamette Writers) and possibly attend their events together

Who we are

We are all along the spectrum from enthusiastic beginner to professional and published. We write in multiple genres and forms (poetry, novels, short stories, etc.). Some are retired, some part-time, some have day jobs. We are professionally published and self-published and unpublished. All ages here. We're a diverse and interesting group with a sense of humor. Our organizers are unpaid, patient, generous volunteers who are passionate about writing.

When we are

As of summer 2019 we have two weekly writing sessions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings; see our event calendar for details. We also have occasional weekend sessions and occasional impromptu sessions. We strive for a monthly or at least quarterly educational session if we have content, energy, a volunteer speaker and caffeine. Members are welcome to volunteer to coordinate a writing session any time. We send newsletters/messages a few times a month at most.

What we are not

We don't have a formal critique group however members can coordinate or volunteer to make this happen. We aren't aligned along any political, religious or gender axis. We are not associated with a business, political party, church, fitness regimen, diet, or nonprofit. We are not someone's platform or marketing outreach project. If you have an axe to grind or an agenda to impose this group isn't a good fit for you.

The rules

Common sense and courtesy: No spam. No drama. Be kind. Be specific. Be constructive. Be mindful. Be open-minded. Be honest. Be respectful. Change your RSVP if you can't come after all. And if you bring chocolate you must bring enough for the group. (just kidding)

What next?

After joining, please visit our Polls section and tell us what you'd like to get out of this Meetup.

Upcoming events (4+)

Writing Group @ NEW SEASONS

Needs a location

Hi, all! Let’s meet IN PERSON and get some writing done!

Join us in the dining area at New Seasons on 164th at the big table (if we can get it).

We will be meeting from 5:30 to 7:30pm — feel free to drop in whenever you can.

The schedule will be:
5:30-5:45 — Social time
5:45-6:30 — Writing Sprint
6:30-6:45 — Social time
6:45-7:30 — Writing Sprint

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Power of the Pen Friday On-Line Writing Group

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We start each writing session with a fifteen minute social time. Then we write for 45 minutes. Poetry, novels, non-fiction or just plain dabbling - our group does it all and then some! Come and go as you like.
Use the link below to join us!

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Saturday Writing Session, two 1-hour sprints (Virtual meetup)

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Changing the format for this set of meet ups. There will be two 1-hour sprints and more social time in the middle.

10:30 - 10:45: Say hello and chat a bit
10:45 - 11:45: Writing
11:45 - 12:15: Social time
12:15 - 1:15: Writing
1:15 - 1:30: Social time

Saturday Writing Groupe
Saturday 10:30am – 1:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/cqh-siox-rza

In Person Writing Group at TBD (West Vancouver)

Needs a location

Hi, all! Let’s meet IN PERSON and get some writing done!

This event was previously at Latte Da, but they are now closing at 6PM for the fall, so we are searching for a new home! We will update each week with new locations as we try things out and see if we can find a good fit, but always on the west side of town.

We are still asking attendees to wear masks while participating in this in-person event, except when actively eating or drinking.

We will be meeting from 5:30 to 7:30pm — feel free to drop in whenever you can.

The schedule will be:
5:30-5:45 — Social time
5:45-6:30 — Writing Sprint
6:30-6:45 — Social time
6:45-7:30 — Writing Sprint

Past events (764)

Saturday Writing Session, two 1-hour sprints (Virtual meetup)

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