What we're about

A positive and supportive group for science fiction and fantasy writers. We meet to share our SFF pieces and to get feedback in a constructive atmosphere, and to support each other in our development as writers.

Core group values:

Positivity. This includes being supportive and encouraging of other's work. We are here to support each other. This means giving constructive criticism, but it also means offering the kind of moral support that will help people grow as writers.

Equality. The group is non-hierarchical. Everyone's voice is equally valued, regardless of experience. The role of the organiser is not an expert. Their purpose is only timekeeper and maintaining structure.

Diversity. Diversity is an asset, and an institutional strength within a writing group. We value diversity in age, gender, sexual orientation, education, cultural background, religion, experience, etc.

Upcoming events (3)

Writing Prompts and Exercises

MaRS Discovery District

We'll meet to do a few rounds of writing prompts and exercises. After each round, we'll share what we came up with (if you feel like sharing). We'll practice different skills, write some interesting stuff, and work together to improve as writers! As the 23rd/24th will be the fourth weekend of the month, there will be no Saturday meeting. For those who want to do regular feedback/readings on this weekend, consider checking out the Horror Writers meetup group, who will be meeting Saturday the 23rd. I know some people mentioned that Sunday won't work for them. In the future, I'll try to also find different times (a weekday evening) for these events.

[Split group A] SFF writers meetup: readings and feedback [Split group A]

[Split group: since there are a large number of people on deck, we'll be splitting into two groups and increasing number of RSVP spots. The way it will work this time is that there are two meetup events scheduled at the same time, arbitrarily called Group A and Group B. The idea is that you RSVP to just one of them, and this way we can set groups in advance. I expect a little bit of shuffling around but please only RSVP to one group (i.e. you can switch but make sure to un-RSVP from one group). Hopefully all the on-deck people are split evenly between the two groups. If they aren't, I may ask some of them if they are open to switching.] on-deck list: Abel Brandon Wayne Michelle Mellisha Jeff Reading SFF pieces and getting feedback from the group. Our goals are to grow as writers, to support each other, and to improve pieces that are in development. If you want to read, bring copies so that it's easier for others to follow and so people can make notes. Dedicated listeners are equally welcomed. Short stories, flash fiction, screenplays, or pieces of novels are okay, just try to pick a selection under 2000 words that can be read in under 15 minutes. Our Group Rules and Structure in more detail can be found here: https://davidfshultz.com/writing-group/

[Split group B] SFF writers meetup: readings and feedback [Split group B]

[Split group: since there are a large number of people on deck, we'll be splitting into two groups and increasing number of RSVP spots. The way it will work this time is that there are two meetup events scheduled at the same time, arbitrarily called Group A and Group B. The idea is that you RSVP to just one of them, and this way we can set groups in advance. I expect a little bit of shuffling around but please only RSVP to one group (i.e. you can switch but make sure to un-RSVP from one group). Hopefully all the on-deck people are split evenly between the two groups. If they aren't, I may ask some of them if they are open to switching.] on-deck list: Abel Brandon Wayne Michelle Mellisha Jeff Reading SFF pieces and getting feedback from the group. Our goals are to grow as writers, to support each other, and to improve pieces that are in development. If you want to read, bring copies so that it's easier for others to follow and so people can make notes. Dedicated listeners are equally welcomed. Short stories, flash fiction, screenplays, or pieces of novels are okay, just try to pick a selection under 2000 words that can be read in under 15 minutes. Our Group Rules and Structure in more detail can be found here: https://davidfshultz.com/writing-group/

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SFF writers meetup: readings and feedback

MaRS Discovery District

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