What we're about

Sacramento Creative Writing workshops are here to support you, inspire you, to connect you with other writers, and to free your writing voice. Let's gather and write, write, write.

Each time we meet, you will receive:

+ The support and guidance of an experienced group facilitator

+ A comfortable, quiet space to sit and write

+ Writing prompts intended to jump start fresh, new, first-draft writing

+ A writing environment where everyone can feel safe and respected

+ Inspiration to listen deeply to your own voice and write about what matters to you

What to Expect

Writing: A typical two-hour workshop will include two "writes"

Sharing: You will be invited to read your writing out loud, but this is optional. You may pass at anytime.

Responding: We respond to just-written first drafts with positive feedback, not criticism. This builds trust and self confidence and helps us grow as writers and human beings. When a writer reads aloud, we respond very specifically with:

what we like

what stays with us

what is strong

Note: Everything shared in the workshop is confidential.

We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Writing for Fun

Ella K Mc Caltchy Library

• What we'll do Participants will be invited to write in response to prompts provided by the facilitator. These will be short writes of 10 to 15 minutes (unless the group wishes more or less time). Per the AWA model, people may choose to read aloud their written pieces, or not. The goal is to enjoy the writing and not worry about style, grammar or punctuation. Pen to paper and see what rises to the top. • What to bring Paper, pen, water bottle if desired. • Important to know This is a positive experience following the AWA model. All work is assumed to be fiction (although it may actually be based on experiences). All references to writings will be "the writer" avoiding personal "you." Any feedback from group members will be about what the listener liked about the piece, what was strong and what stayed with the listener. Have fun with writing!

Intro to Word Gathering Women's Writing Circle

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Please Note: The sign-up process for this Meetup is a little different. Read all the way to the bottom for details...and thank you. This is a free introduction to Word Gathering, a supported in-person writing immersion for women. Each time we meet, we write what is honest and true in the moment. I provide prompts, but you never need to write directly to the prompt. Listen to the voice within and write what needs to be written. This is how your one true voice begins to emerge. You are invited to attend a free Meetup ONCE to see if it this group is a good fit for you. After that, you are encouraged to sign-up for a series. If you are unable to attend this one, please look for upcoming meetup dates. RSVP here AND contact me directly at [masked] to receive the address for the midtown location. Please cancel your RSVP and email me if you are unable to attend as planned because we have limited space. Thank you, and I look forward to writing together!

Writing for Fun

Ella K Mc Caltchy Library

• What we'll do Participants will be invited to write in response to prompts provided by the facilitator. These will be short writes of 10 to 15 minutes (unless the group wishes more or less time). Per the AWA model, people may choose to read aloud their written pieces, or not. The goal is to enjoy the writing and not worry about style, grammar or punctuation. Pen to paper and see what rises to the top. • What to bring Paper, pen, water bottle if desired. • Important to know This is a positive experience following the AWA model. All work is assumed to be fiction (although it may actually be based on experiences). All references to writings will be "the writer" avoiding personal "you." Any feedback from group members will be about what the listener liked about the piece, what was strong and what stayed with the listener. Have fun with writing!

Writing for Fun

Ella K Mc Caltchy Library

• What we'll do Participants will be invited to write in response to prompts provided by the facilitator. These will be short writes of 10 to 15 minutes (unless the group wishes more or less time). Per the AWA model, people may choose to read aloud their written pieces, or not. The goal is to enjoy the writing and not worry about style, grammar or punctuation. Pen to paper and see what rises to the top. • What to bring Paper, pen, water bottle if desired. • Important to know This is a positive experience following the AWA model. All work is assumed to be fiction (although it may actually be based on experiences). All references to writings will be "the writer" avoiding personal "you." Any feedback from group members will be about what the listener liked about the piece, what was strong and what stayed with the listener. Have fun with writing!

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Writing for Fun

Ella K Mc Caltchy Library

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