The Columbus House of Scribes is dedicated to providing an open, friendly group to encourage your writing in whatever form it may take, as well as providing critiques for anything you would like to share, and writing voluntary monthly prompt responses as both writing exercises and to possibly spark new ideas. All writers, of any genre or format, are welcome to the Columbus House of Scribes!
Each month, we will have one or more of the following options, chosen by the attendees of the previous meetup:
Prompt: Write up to 800 words based on a selected prompt.
In-meeting prompt: Write based on a selected prompt during the meetup.
Critique: Provide feedback on a previously distributed work (please limit to no more than 3-5,000 words).
Discussion: Discuss one or more topics of interest to writers.
Options decided for each meetup will be given in the comments for that date.
PLEASE: Be aware of the start time and location for the meetup. We do shift around occasionally as scheduling requires, though we will try to minimize this.
The prompt: Each month, we make available a voluntary prompt by the week before the meetup. Members may choose to write a short piece, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, prose, or script, as long as it conforms to the rules of the prompt. Please look to the comments for the prompt.
Prompt Rules : 1,000 words max, must pertain to the subject created by the previous winner.
NOTICE: This workshop will be held at the Southeast Branch Library. RSVP by Thursday, May 16 to guarantee your spot.
Workshop: We will be working on editing first drafts, with samples, individually, in small groups, and collectively. Event cost is $5 per person to cover the costs of materials. Snacks will be available. Maximum 30 people.
Minimum required RSVPs: 10
Maximum RSVPs: 30
Materials provided: pencils, erasers, notebooks, sample works
You may also bring: 1 first draft of[masked] words each, laptops/tablets, additional notebooks, additional writing implements
Be prepared to put your head down and write! Bring whatever you're working on or be ready to pants something new when you get there. The objective is to get words on a page instead of WISHING you were getting words on a page, TALKING about getting words on a page, or all of a sudden deciding that now is the perfect time to re-organize your collection of what-have-you by color instead of alphabet.
Look forward to seeing you all there!