What we're about

Troy Creative Writing Meetup is a community of writers of all genres and levels. Our group was launched in the creative hub of the Capital District, NY, an area rich with artistic interest and opportunity. Since our inception, our group’s goal has been to share resources and insights to build each other up and help one another grow as writers.

As a result of COVID-19, we’ve adapted as a group and meet weekly or bi-weekly online via Zoom. Since then we have expanded our member outreach, opening doors for collaboration with writers from different states and countries, creating a chance to broaden networks and friendships.

This group is geared towards productivity, shared ideas and collaborative experiences. All types of writers are welcome, from hobbyists to professionals. We are LGBTQIA+ and diversity inclusive. If you’re interested in being a part of a creative community, learning from other writers and becoming involved in new opportunities, this group is for you!

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Virtual Co-Writing Session

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We’ll put aside time to free-write together for one hour.

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Virtual Writer's Critique

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We will come together for a thoughtful, respectful, in-depth critique of one another's work through a friendly and collaborative meeting over Zoom. You may use the video and audio capabilities on your computer or phone application by downloading Zoom and then following the link you've received in your meeting invitation, or call in from your phone by dialing the provided number.

Like our normal meetings, there will be three writers per meeting who share their work. Those writers should please email me a copy of the excerpt they plan to share prior to the meeting (to [masked]), and will also have a chance to read their work aloud during the scheduled meeting time.

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We’ll put aside time to free-write together for one hour.

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Salman Rushdie Masterclass, Week 4: Observation & Style

Salman Rushdie Masterclass

Week 4, April 24: Observation & Style

4:00-5:30 pm Pre-Recorded Videos & Discussion
5:30-6:00 pm Free-Write

Lesson 11: Observing the World (Time: 11:24)
Salman shares practical tips for observing sights and soundscapes to gather material for rich descriptions.

Lesson 12: Developing Your Narrative Style (Time: 22:39)
Salman teaches techniques to translate your personal voice into your own unique style of prose.

Lesson 13: Building a Surrealist Story (Time: 17:17)
Salman encourages you to take advantage of surrealism as a device and “let the carpet fly.”

**This class is held at no-cost for group members and all levels are welcome. The class will last six weeks; feel free to attend whichever sessions you like—consecutive attendance for the class is encouraged but not mandatory. Please provide an RSVP whenever possible.**

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