Past Meetup

Fall Sampler 2018: The Art and Craft of Writing

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Price: $25.00 /per person

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

1610 Osceola St. · Jacksonville

How to find us

We are located between Park and Riverside on Osceola Street. Please park on the street taking care not to block any driveways.

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Please join us for our Fall Series "Sampler" as we explore the art and process of crafting our words here at Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville.

WHAT: Fall Sampler 2018
WHEN: August 22, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riverside (1610 Osceola Street, 32204)
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 16 spaces.
FEE: $25 for the Sampler (non-refundable unless cancelled two weeks before class).

In this Sampler class, we'll explore ideas of crafting our work as beautifully—and skillfully—as anyone might craft a delicious meal, a colorful painting, or a sculpted form. This takes discipline, skillful technique, and practice —but also love.

In this introduction to our Fall Series, we'll use William Zinsser's classic, On Writing Well, to guide our writing — and editing — process. Writing is an art, not a science, but important principles do apply!

If you enjoy this Sampler, try our Fall Series 2018 beginning the following week, where we'll explore more deeply themes of curation, choice, technique, and process. The Series will meet weekly on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks, beginning August 29 and ending the week before Thanksgiving. The semester culminates in our Public ReadAround on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

New writer? Remember, you don't have to be a professional writer to join in. Use this class to find out more about Women Writing for (a) Change's amazing process, used by thousands of women across the country to express their authentic selves through writing and community-building. We'll use prompts, poetry and prose to practice many different writing techniques.

Experienced writers? You'll have a chance to sharpen your craft and technique in our small-group circles, so, bring whatever project you're working on and expect good feedback.

“A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love great. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this. If you allow it. Please, allow it."
— Jeanette LeBlanc