Worum es bei uns geht
Welcome to the Ruhrgebiet Writing Group/Schreibtreff!
English: Do you want to write novels or short stories? Do you wish to improve your writing? Are you looking for a group that meets regularly to motivate each other, give one another feedback, and discuss what does or doesn't work in a text? If so, you are invited to join us! You need only be open to having others read your writing. That is what we're here for after all :)
Deutsch: Du willst Romane oder Kurzgeschichten schreiben und deine Schreibe stetig verbessern? Du suchst nach einer Gruppe, die sich regelmäßig trifft und sich mit Motivation, konstruktivem Feedback und handwerklichen Hilfestellungen gegenseitig fordert und fördert? Komm vorbei! Du solltest allerdings keine Angst haben, andere Leute deine Werke lesen zu lassen - denn dafür sind wir da :)
We look forward to seeing you at the next meet up event (please check the group's homepage to RSVP and for details not he next event).
• Please note that while you are not required to bring some of your work with you to the first meet up, as our meet ups consist mainly of critique rounds or previously submitted work, you will not be able to fully reap the benefits of our writing group until you have submitted something to be reviewed by the group.
• Access to our communal dropbox account will be granted pending the submission of your first piece of writing, as writing can be a rather personal endeavour and the sharing of creative work is best done in a reciprocal fashion.
• Because we need to reserve a table for our group, we ask that you RSVP diligently. Walk-in participants are welcome but not guaranteed a chair y'see. Would also be appreciated if you would change your RSVP status to not attending if you change your mind or are suddenly unable to attend.
• While our meetings tend to take place in English, and most of our current members write in/speak mainly in English, you are neither required to be a fluent English speaker nor write in English to join. Granted, if your preferred language for writing is one that nobody else shares, we cannot read your work, but you are still welcome to join in our discussions and critique rounds to the best of your ability :) However, please keep in mind that we are not a Language Exchange Group and language skills are absolutely not our focus.
Looking forward to working with you :)
Ruhrgebiet Writing Group