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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are free. Donations accepted.


Saturday, February 7, 10:00 am – noon
Putting Emotion into Your Writing — Without Adding “ly”
— Melody Groves


Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Finding your Voice: The Help and Hindrance of Peer Review
— Katrina K. Guarascio


Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am – noon
Using Storytelling Techniques to Breathe Life into Your Writing
— James McGrath Morris


Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Building a Writing Career
— Jim Tritten


Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am – noon
Why We Write: Storytellers of Hope for an Uncertain World
— Jack Woodville London


Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Poetry as Inspiration: A Panel Discussion
— Facilitator: Joanne Bodin


Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am – noon
How to Plot Without Plotting
— Mark Stevens


Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Landscape: How Setting Creates Identity & Story
— Irene Blea


Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am – noon
Speaker and Topic TBA


Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Is OMGWTF?! (Old Mom Geezer Writing Teen Fiction): Cultivating a Voice Other Than Your Own Too Crass?
— Jennifer Ruden


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Brown Bag Sessions

Join us after our Saturday morning meetings for 30+ minute discussions of interest to writers. Bring a lunch – sessions start about 12:30 pm.

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Classes & Workshops

CLASS ♦ Marketing for Writers
with Barbara C. Lemaire
Saturdays beginning February 7
3 sessions, 1:00 – 4:00 pm


CLASS ♦ How-to-Write Class: I Have Paper and Pen. Now What?
with Melody Groves
Mondays beginning February 9
3 sessions, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


WORKSHOP ♦ Turning Fact into Fiction: Bending the Truth to Make it Fit
♦ with Melody Groves
Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am – noon


WORKSHOP ♦ What Has to Happen Before That Can Happen: Planning the Novel, Character- vs. Plot-driving, and Bringing it into the World
♦ with Jack Woodville London
Saturday, April 4, 12:30 – 2:30 pm


WORKSHOP ♦ How to Plot: Every Good Story Needs One
♦ with Melody Groves
Saturday, April 11, 9:00 am – noon


What classes and workshops would you like to see offered this year? Contact our Class/Workshop Coordinator at SWWriters@juno.com to let us know.

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