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MEETING ON Sunday December 16, 2018 at 2:15 p.m.
"IT IS NECESSARY TO WRITE, IF THE DAYS ARE NOT TO SLIP EMPTILY BY." Vita Sackville-West - She was an English poet, successful novelist, journalist, as well as a prolific letter writer and diarist. Her famous friend and lover was Virginia Woolf. *********** We hope to see you all Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library, downstairs in the Guanajuato Room. We'll meet once in December 16, 2018, then regular meetings dates will resume on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. What we're about Who are you? The Ashland Writers' Group is for working writers who are serious about their professional development. It's a supportive space for constructive feedback that will help us deepen our relationship with our words and ourselves. Any aspect of the written word is welcome. How we do it Anyone with a written excerpt to present shall bring printed copies enough for those attending. Keep excerpts to 1500 words or less (4-5 pages double spaced; printing on both sides of the paper is ok; it saves trees). You'll read your piece aloud. We'll review silently for five minutes and write our comments, then spend up to 15 minutes on free comment. Common courtesy is to read, then listen. This work is about how you as an artist can move us from what you put on the page. Your reading is a forum to present your art and absorb the viewpoints of others, without any snarky retorts. Please RSVP at the link on this announcement. We meet twice a month. Please see the meeting announcement on the Meet Up - Ashland Writer's Group page for the date. We're looking forward to hearing some of your work! See you! Patricia

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410 Siskiyou Blvd · Ashland, OR

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    What we're about

    Who are you?

    The Ashland Writers' Group is for working writers who are serious about their professional development. It's a supportive space for constructive feedback that will help us deepen our relationship with our words and ourselves. Any aspect of the written word is welcome.

    How we do it

    Anyone with a written excerpt to present shall bring printed copies enough for those attending. Keep excerpts to 1500 words or less. You'll read your piece aloud. We'll review silently for two minutes, then spend up to 10 minutes on free comment.

    Common courtesy is to read, then listen. This work is about how you as an artist can move us from what you put on the page. Your reading is a forum to present your art and absorb the viewpoints of others. The pristine form of this exercise is to read only what you've put down. If we leave out the preamble, the woulda-coulda-shoulda, we get closer to the mindset of publishing, where only our best work is there to represent us.

    For 2017, we ask that all writers attend the basics of grammar and punctuation.

    We often go overtime, so it's not impolite to excuse yourself at 6 pm.

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