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Let's talk literature, poetry, writing… This group is for anyone interested in getting together for inspiration and literary conversation. Join River River Writers' Circle, our community of writers in the lower Hudson Valley here on Meetup, or find out more on our website and online literary journal, RiverRiver.org (http://riverriver.org).

We meet for shared writing time, for trips to nearby literary and arts events, for open mic readings, and for workshop-style discussions. Looking forward to meeting more word-obsessed friends!

Upcoming events (5)

write! virtual circle (blog post at 12pm, meeting at 1pm)

Our weekly salons are moving to an online format until further notice. Check our blog for prompt at 12pm, write for an hour in any genre, and at 1pm join our virtual meeting for readings and conversation. Blog: riverriver.org/commentary Suggested donation: $5 - go to riverriver.org and visit our Donate page. About River River's facilitators: Donna Lee Miele writes fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in |tap| litmag, Atticus Review, Ms. Aligned 3, and elsewhere. She has been a prize-winning teacher for Writopia Lab, leads River River write! in Rockland and Westchester, and is a founding editor of River River Journal. She received her MFA in writing from Manhattanville College. Visit her at donnamiele.com. Maureen Mancini Amaturo, a New York based fashion/ beauty writer and columnist, teaches creative writing, leads the Sound Shore Writers Group, which she founded in 2007, and produces literary events. An award-winning writer, her personal essays, creative non-fiction, short stories, comedy, articles, and celebrity interviews have appeared in many magazines, journals, and anthologies including: The Dark Sire, Book Smuggler's Den, Drunken Pen, Points in Case, Dime Show Review, Flash Non-Fiction Food Anthology from Woodhall Press, and Sez Publishing Things That Go Bump Anthology. A handwriting analyst diagnosed her with an overdeveloped imagination She’s working to live up to that.

write! Virtual McCullers House (blog prompt at 6pm, meeting at 7pm)

Our weekly salons are moving to an online format through May 15, and perhaps longer depending on public health recommendations. Check our blog at 6pm for the current prompt, write a piece in any genre, and then join us on Zoom at 7pm via the link below for readings and conversation. Prefer to send text-only responses to us? Visit the Submittable link below, which will be open for the duration of each session. We will put as much as we can on our blog. Blog: https://riverriver.org/commentary/ Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/921892741 Submittable link: https://seranamliteraryarts.submittable.com/submit Suggested donation $5. Go to riverriver.org and visit our Donate page. Co-sponsored by The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians at Columbus State University. About the facilitator: A. Anupama (Anu) is a poet, critic, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, CutBank, Numéro Cinq, Tulane Review, and elsewhere. She studied at Northwestern University and Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she received her MFA in writing. She organizes literary community and is a founding editor of the literary journal River River (RiverRiver.org). She currently teaches at Ramapo College and in creative writing workshops for kids and teens at Writopia Lab. She lives with her family in Nyack, New York. More about her work at Seranam.com.

write! Virtual circle - blog prompt at 7, virtual meeting at 8

Our weekly salons are moving to an online format until further notice. Check our blog at 7pm for the prompt, write for an hour in any genre, and at 8pm join us on Zoom for readings and conversation. Blog: riverriver.org/commentary Suggested donation $5. Visit riverriver.org and go to our donate page. About the facilitators: A. Anupama (Anu) is a poet, critic, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, CutBank, Numéro Cinq, Tulane Review, and elsewhere. She studied at Northwestern University and Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she received her MFA in writing. She organizes literary community, is a founding editor of the literary journal River River (riverriver.org) and currently teaches at Ramapo College and in creative writing workshops for kids and teens at Writopia Lab. She lives with her family in Nyack, New York. More about her work at Seranam.com. Donna Lee Miele writes fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in |tap| litmag, Atticus Review, Ms. Aligned 3, and elsewhere. She has been a prize-winning teacher for Writopia Lab, leads River River write! in Rockland and Westchester, and is a founding editor of River River Journal. She received her MFA in writing from Manhattanville College. Visit her at donnamiele.com.

write! virtual circle (blog post at 12pm, meeting at 1pm)

Our weekly salons are moving to an online format until further notice. Check our blog for prompt at 12pm, write for an hour in any genre, and at 1pm join our virtual meeting for readings and conversation. Blog: riverriver.org/commentary Suggested donation: $5 - go to riverriver.org and visit our Donate page. About River River's facilitators: Donna Lee Miele writes fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in |tap| litmag, Atticus Review, Ms. Aligned 3, and elsewhere. She has been a prize-winning teacher for Writopia Lab, leads River River write! in Rockland and Westchester, and is a founding editor of River River Journal. She received her MFA in writing from Manhattanville College. Visit her at donnamiele.com. Maureen Mancini Amaturo, a New York based fashion/ beauty writer and columnist, teaches creative writing, leads the Sound Shore Writers Group, which she founded in 2007, and produces literary events. An award-winning writer, her personal essays, creative non-fiction, short stories, comedy, articles, and celebrity interviews have appeared in many magazines, journals, and anthologies including: The Dark Sire, Book Smuggler's Den, Drunken Pen, Points in Case, Dime Show Review, Flash Non-Fiction Food Anthology from Woodhall Press, and Sez Publishing Things That Go Bump Anthology. A handwriting analyst diagnosed her with an overdeveloped imagination She’s working to live up to that.

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