• Jersey Plums: A Poetry Workshop

    & CO

    Calling all poets! This workshop will start by critiquing two poems, one by each person signed up ahead of time. Please note if you have never attended our poetry workshop before, you must attend a workshop at least once before you can be on the schedule. The workshop will end, if time permits, with one 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot). Poets who sign up to be workshopped must email David the poem by 10am Friday so she can print copies for the group. To sign up for a workshop in advance, please contact David at [masked] . While critiquing poems, we will “mind our P’s and Q’s” by Praising first what works in a poem, and then Questioning what might be improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive. If you are new to critiquing poetry, please see these guidelines: http://triadwriters.org/inspiration/guidelines-critique-of-poem/

  • NONFICTION WORKSHOP W/ Mary Ann

    & CO

    Our philosophy is that facts can be as compelling as fiction. We are a warm, enthusiastic and supportive group, dedicated to helping each other become the best writers we can be. Two members have completed book length memoirs, getting feedback on Nonfiction Mondays, one chapter at a time. We welcome a wide range of nonfiction including essays, memoir, blog posts, articles. At each workshop, you will have the opportunity to pick a date to submit your work for review and feedback.

  • Writers Workshop w/ Rachel

    Andco

    Join your fellow writers twice a month for a Writers Workshop. In Writers Workshop, Jersey City Writers' active members review submitted work (ie., short stories, poems, scripts, etc.) in advance. We provide direct feedback on submitted pieces in a supportive and social environment. JCW Writers Workshop guidelines for submissions: • You must sign up for Writers Workshop in advance • You must be an active JCW member to be scheduled • You must keep feedback constructive and positive

  • WRITING PROMPTS WITH JIM

    & CO

    Jumpstart your creativity! Tonight's workshop will use three upcoming writing contests as the focus of each prompt so writers can get a jump on getting published. The goal of prompts is to move writers from their comfort zone and try a new genre, voice or character. • What to bring Notebook, laptop and pen, and your imagination!

  • Jersey Plums: A Poetry Workshop

    & CO

    Calling all poets! This workshop will start by critiquing two poems, one by each person signed up ahead of time. Please note if you have never attended our poetry workshop before, you must attend a workshop at least once before you can be on the schedule. The workshop will end, if time permits, with one 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot). Poets who sign up to be workshopped must email Anisa the poem by 10am Friday so she can print copies for the group. To sign up for a workshop in advance, please contact Anisa at [masked] . While critiquing poems, we will “mind our P’s and Q’s” by Praising first what works in a poem, and then Questioning what might be improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive. If you are new to critiquing poetry, please see these guidelines: http://triadwriters.org/inspiration/guidelines-critique-of-poem/

  • Plotting Your Novel w/ Mary Fan

    & CO

    25,00 $US

    Have a great idea for a book but aren't sure how to start? Get ready for NaNoWriMo by joining Jersey City Writers to workshop to the basics of plot structure and delve into story theory. We'll help you mold your ideas into a broad, overarching structure for your novel and come up with a roadmap for writing your masterpiece. Mary Fan writes sci-fi/fantasy stories about intrepid heroines and far-off worlds. Her books include the Jane Colt sci-fi trilogy (comprising Artificial Absolutes, Synthetic Illusions, and Virtual Shadows), Starswept (YA sci-fi), and Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil (YA dark fantasy). She is also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls anthologies about tech-savvy teen girls that aims to inspire more young women to enter science and technology careers. Her short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies, including Love, Murder & Mayhem (Crazy 8 Press), Mine! (ComicMix), and Magic at Midnight (Snowy Wings Publishing). Her next release will be Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon (Page Street Publishing), a YA adventure about a girl warrior who fights demons and evil automatons a China-inspired steampunk fantasyland. *Free to AndCo members & HCCC students.

  • Open Genre Writing

    & CO

    SEIZE THE PAGE! Our writing sessions will be out front in the common area - comfy chairs, sturdy tables or cozy booths, take your pick! • What we'll do Come join other friendly writers and hardworking procrastinators! Open to any and all genres. Give yourself two hours to get some work done; no prompts, no critiques. If you can't seem to get any writing done when you're left to your own devices, come! If you have a deadline for a workshop or The Full Story, come! Or maybe you just want to work in the quiet company of others. Think of it as mini writing marathons similar to our NaNoWriMo gatherings. So bring your laptop or notebook and join us! • What to bring Your writerly self and whatever writing instruments work best for you! • Important to know: We will meet on the first and third (and occasional fifth) Monday of each month.

  • Tuesday Writing Prompts: Character and Story Arcs

    Join JCW Tuesdays for three exercises that look at character arcs, plot arcs, and how they line up together to complete a story. From outline to draft to revision, we'll get you thinking creatively and geometrically. At 6:45 join us for What is...?, a 10 minute pre-prompts chat where we'll discuss and explain some of the major ideas concerning tonight's prompts. What is an arc, for either a character or story? Why is this geometry term so helpful in visualizing your characters and your story?

  • Writers Workshop w/ Jim

    & CO

    In Writers Workshop, we will critique Jersey City Writers members' short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment. JCW Writers Workshop guidelines for submissions: • You must attend at least one workshop prior to submitting piece for critique. • You must sign up for Writers Workshop in advance with the moderator. • No more than 5-6 pages in 12 point type. • Keep feedback constructive and positive. Writers should submit pieces to the moderator at least three days prior to their workshop date. This allows the moderator to review and email to the group. If you are new to critiquing other's work, please see these guidelines: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/how-to-give-constructive-feedback-on-writing/

  • Jersey Plums: A Poetry Workshop

    & CO

    Calling all poets! This workshop will start by critiquing two poems, one by each person signed up ahead of time. Please note if you have never attended our poetry workshop before, you must attend a workshop at least once before you can be on the schedule. The workshop will end, if time permits, with one 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot). Poets who sign up to be workshopped must email David the poem by 10am Friday so she can print copies for the group. To sign up for a workshop in advance, please contact David at [masked] . While critiquing poems, we will “mind our P’s and Q’s” by Praising first what works in a poem, and then Questioning what might be improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive. If you are new to critiquing poetry, please see these guidelines: http://triadwriters.org/inspiration/guidelines-critique-of-poem/