What we're about

A chance for aspiring or established writers to gather with like-minded individuals. If you want to read a few pages and see your audience’s reaction, we’ll react. And if you just want to listen, simply blend into the crowd, please don’t hesitate to stop by and listen.

No matter your genre, we encourage you to attend. Fiction or non-fiction, mystery or horror, romance or science fiction, short story or novel, historical drama or fantasy, blog or journal, no matter. If you’re a screenwriter or poet, a journalist or essayist, please come by. If you write supernatural romance with a hint of historical reference, we’d love to meet you. If you write children’s books, please bring art.

While some will have no background in writing and others will have significant experience, everyone in the room will be same. We each have a desire to put pen to paper.

We hope you can join us and make this group everything you imagine.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour

Stardust Video & Coffee

This is Orlando's premier literary open mic, where writers, poets, musicians, and comics can take the stage and share their material with a group of supportive, positive people.

You can read an excerpt of a novel, an essay, part of a memoir, a poem (or two), a radio play, or a piece of standup you've been working on. If you're stage-shy, you can even get someone else to read your work for you.

  • Admission is free. There is no cover charge or fee of any kind.
  • Newbies or seasoned veterans are welcome. There's no experience or skill level required.
  • Please keep your reading/presentation to 6- 8 minutes (or about 1,000 words). After that, we throw things. (No, really.)
  • A sign-up sheet is available starting at 7:00 PMish. Mingle for a few minutes, and grab some beverages if you like. You can even get dinner or a snack.
  • If you don't want to read, you don't have to — you can chill and listen and support your fellow writers.

Orlando Word Lab

Winter Park Library

This is a writing workshop that will focus on learning a new technique or method each month. A guest speaker will share a sample of their work and then give a writing prompt for everyone to follow.

We'll all write for 30 minutes, and then share our work with others, and receive helpful suggestions about what to improve. Bring your laptops, tablets, or notebook and pen and a willingness to learn.

We will meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

The Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour

Stardust Video & Coffee

This is Orlando's premier literary open mic, where writers, poets, musicians, and comics can take the stage and share their material with a group of supportive, positive people.

You can read an excerpt of a novel, an essay, part of a memoir, a poem (or two), a radio play, or a piece of standup you've been working on. If you're stage-shy, you can even get someone else to read your work for you.

  • Admission is free. There is no cover charge or fee of any kind.
  • Newbies or seasoned veterans are welcome. There's no experience or skill level required.
  • Please keep your reading/presentation to 6- 8 minutes (or about 1,000 words). After that, we throw things. (No, really.)
  • A sign-up sheet is available starting at 7:00 PMish. Mingle for a few minutes, and grab some beverages if you like. You can even get dinner or a snack.
  • If you don't want to read, you don't have to — you can chill and listen and support your fellow writers.

Orlando Word Lab

Winter Park Library

This is a writing workshop that will focus on learning a new technique or method each month. A guest speaker will share a sample of their work and then give a writing prompt for everyone to follow.

We'll all write for 30 minutes, and then share our work with others, and receive helpful suggestions about what to improve. Bring your laptops, tablets, or notebook and pen and a willingness to learn.

We will meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

This month, Ken Pelham of the Maitland Writers Group, will be teaching us about how to write an effective conflict in your stories.

Past events (344)

Orlando Word Lab

Winter Park Library

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