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The date is set: May 18th from 3-6 pm. Women Writers will gather at my home to work on their writing in a supportive setting.

Enough have signed up to get the group in motion, and there are three spots left.

Please contact me if you’re interested. Writers of all levels are welcome.
We will discuss the opportunity for something ongoing then.

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Exciting news to report: I recently partnered with Paula Smith to co-lead a three-week teen prompt writing workshop at a local middle school. Like the other group, the writers have no intention on stopping. This group will be ongoing after school.
Paula Smith has an English degree from Clemson University. She has edited short story collections and leads teen groups.

With the expansion and success of these groups, Paula and I are in the process of formalizing our programs.
Links to our website and updates will be posted here soon.

Thank you to all the teachers and parents who support us!

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I’m pleased to announce a one-day teen prompt workshop on April 26th from 1-4. The group will meet at the Storyteller’s bookstore in downtown Wake Forest. I will be co-leading with my writing partner, Paula Smith. The flyer went out last week and there are now only two spots left so contact me asap if you’re interested.

See the WF tab for details.

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To all those talented women writers in Raleigh and Wake Forest: Thank you for probing about another women’s prompt group. I will host a one-day group at my home this spring. We will discuss an ongoing option that day. Please contact me if you’d like to join. As always, the group size will be limited and a few are already committed.

I’ll be posting the date within a few weeks.

Hope to see you.

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Summer Writing


It has been a great summer of writing! The teen group is still going strong. This summer they gathered their stories for a published collection.

Some women from past groups have expressed an interest in another four-week workshop so I am looking at dates and will post them here soon.

Also, more teens are coming forward about writing together. With the Arca group full, we are looking at ways to create an opening for another group. Please keep checking back here for updates.

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student writing

We’ve finished the four-week series and I’m so happy to share that every writer would like to continue meeting weekly. This is the power and magic of group writing. Thanks to many people who made this group happen and supported the writers – Storytellers Book Store, great parents, and local teachers.

The group will remain full for now, but if you’d like to be considered for another group please let me know. I have a few lists building for different age groups.

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The teen prompt series filled up quick. I’ve been thinking about their stories since our first meeting. Nothing stands in their way when it comes to imagination and the way they supported each other’s work was impressive. This circle of teen writers can create some stories – descriptive, engaging, and depthful stories.

Stay tuned – this idea generated a very positive response. I’ll be looking to build momentum on future groups.

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I’m thrilled to announce a new opportunity for teen writers!  The idea to create a prompt writing workshop for teens was inspired by a dedicated Wake Forest mom whose teenage daughter loves to write. Limited extracurricular writing opportunities motivated us to build a space for teenagers who want to creatively express through writing. We’re recruiting 8th and 9th graders for this event.

The Story Tellers Bookstore in downtown Wake Forest will be our house for this four-week series from April 8th through the 29th. I’ve held groups there before and the atmosphere is just what we writers need.

We will follow the AWA method (see AWA tab).  Peer to peer feedback will comment only on the strength of the writing and what’s inspiring.  This workshop will follow the same timeline as all my workshops – I’ll bring prompts, we will write and share our work if we choose, and offer positive feedback.

Check the Wake Forest tab on this site for dates and details.

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A Good Writing Harvest

harvestAnother successful prompt writing group!  I’m proud to say that each group has been incredible in its own way.  The women who came to A Place for Women to Gather brought a strong group spirit and I trust they all grew from listening to each others work.  It was settled during the last session – let’s keep writing.  I’m working on new dates so keep checking for when “The Place” will hold its next four-week series.

New writers welcome!

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ImageWhat an amazing turnout at A Place for Women to Gather.  I shouldn’t be, but I’m always a bit blown away when these spirited women writers come out of their nests to write with others.  I want to say, “Where in the heck have you been?”, but I know they are doing what I’m doing – going in and out of their sacred spaces to build ideas, recharge, and expand.

Can’t wait to hear what they write about next week!

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