What we're about

Writing is often a solitary activity, so join us once a week to share what you're working on and enjoy drinks while writing. Inspired by "Write drunk, edit sober," a catchy quote commonly misattributed to Ernest Hemingway, this is a fun, casual writing group that has drinks while writing. You can come in with something you are currently working on, or participate in suggested writing prompts and creative exercises.

A variety of studies demonstrate that, at a fairly low threshold of alcohol, the brain is actually creatively stimulated in ways the sober brain might not be. In fact, having 0.07% of blood alcohol is considered the sweet spot for creativity (that's 2-3 drinks). Boost imagination, make some friends with likeminded people, and get those words and ideas flowing.

Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm (except public holidays). Please always check back here and RSVP before attending!

IG: @WriteUnderTheInfluenceNYC

Upcoming events (4+)

Writing Under the Influence - online

Online event

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own projects or use the creative writing prompts provided. Get yourself a drink and join our video online chat, where we will have focused 20 minute writing sprints, with breaks in between.

Keep in mind, there is also an in-person version of this group, which meets concurrently at the Keep bar in Ridgewood but has a separate event notice. The online version will be hosted by Meagan, and the Keep version will be hosted by Jonathan!! Be sure to RSVP to the correct event:)

Due to new security measures, the zoom password will be provided to each member who RSVPs.
Meeting ID:[masked]

Please RSVP online!

Writing Under the Influence - the Keep

The Keep

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own projects or use the creative writing prompts provided. Join us at the beautiful Keep bar, where we will have focused 20 minute writing sprints, with breaks in between.

The Keep bar is at 205 Cypress Ave in Ridgewood.

Please RSVP online! Bar is CASH ONLY. 21+ Bring photo ID.

Keep in mind, there is also an online version of this group, which meets concurrently but has a separate event notice. The Keep version will be hosted by Jonathan, and the online version will be hosted by Meagan!! Be sure to RSVP to the correct event:)

Writing Under the Influence - the Keep

The Keep

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own projects or use the creative writing prompts provided. Join us at the beautiful Keep bar, where we will have focused 20 minute writing sprints, with breaks in between.

The Keep bar is at 205 Cypress Ave in Ridgewood.

Please RSVP online! Bar is CASH ONLY. 21+ Bring photo ID.

Keep in mind, there is also an online version of this group, which meets concurrently but has a separate event notice. The Keep version will be hosted by Jonathan, and the online version will be hosted by Meagan!! Be sure to RSVP to the correct event:)

Writing Under the Influence - online

Online event

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own projects or use the creative writing prompts provided. Get yourself a drink and join our video online chat, where we will have focused 20 minute writing sprints, with breaks in between.

Keep in mind, there is also an in-person version of this group, which meets concurrently at the Keep bar in Ridgewood but has a separate event notice. The online version will be hosted by Meagan, and the Keep version will be hosted by Jonathan!! Be sure to RSVP to the correct event:)

Due to new security measures, the zoom password will be provided to each member who RSVPs.
Meeting ID:[masked]

Please RSVP online!

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Writing Under the Influence - the Keep

The Keep

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