What we're about

Imagine a roomful of baseball coaches, talking about the game, the greats, the might-have-beens, why on earth did the American League implement the designated hitter? Fun for those who love baseball. And then think about Thanksgiving. You want to talk about writing, but hesitate. No one will understand your need to write. And comments such as “that’s nice” and “it must be so fulfilling” will do little to satisfy. So you spent the rest of the day listening to commentary on the weather and assorted aches and pains.

Now imagine a roomful of like-minded individuals, a forum for you to discuss anything you want about your craft. A chance for aspiring and published writers to discuss writing with those who also dream and write. If you want a critique, we’ll give you a critique. If you want to read pages and see your audience’s reaction, we’ll react. If you want to discuss writing in general, we’ll discuss. 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 If you write supernatural romance with a hint of historical reference, we’d love to meet you.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. If you write about women, then I’m prepared to learn. And 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 (5)

Orlando Word Lab

Online event

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. For July's event, Joe Tankersley will teach us how to write description and to use our powers of observation, both real and mental, to create vivid, lush descriptions that help our readers feel like they're actually in the worlds we've created. Joe Tankersley wrote most of his words during a twenty-year career as a show writer at Walt Disney Imagineering. He’s also written feature films, educational videos, and nonfiction. His first book, Reimagining Our Tomorrows: Making Sure Your Future Doesn’t SUCK was published in 2018. He is currently working on a story about a washed-up trend hunter and a love-bot. Once you RSVP, you will be given a link to the event. The password is writegood.

Orlando Word Lab

Winter Park Public 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.

Orlando Word Lab

Winter Park Public 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.

Orlando Word Lab

Winter Park Public 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.

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Short Attention Span Storytelling ONLINE

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