Following three successful summer workshops seventeen participants, including facilitators Linda Dawn and me, have signed up for the fall writing group starting 15 September and continuing most Tuesdays thereafter through 8 December from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. You do not need to have attended the workshops to join us nor are you required to commit to coming every week. Writing is focused in the memoir genre, beginning with the theme Identity on the topic of Place.
At our first meeting we will begin to get to know one another better, discuss the group’s guidelines, fall dates and topics. (There is a sink and kettle in the room so we can make tea or you could grab a coffee from plentiful shops in the area.) Generally, we’ll sit in a circle, first focusing on the evening’s topic, then writing on it using clipboards donated by one of the workshop participants. At the second meeting on 29 September approx. six writers will take turns reading what they wrote about Place, the first week’s topic. (Please note there is no meeting 22 September.) Reading of a previous week’s writing will begin at about 7:40.
We work on the premise that all writing is good writing. The goal is to get stories of our life on these topics on paper in our own words from week to week at home then bring them to the group to share at the next meeting. This group is not about grammar or spelling or punctuation (those mechanics come way down the road). We all have stories to tell. This is just the beginning, so come on out and be part of it!
Where: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto (just west of Spadina)
When: Most Tuesdays, beginning September 15, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm