Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Read-Around

The Women's Writing Circle meets at 9 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 11 at Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton.

Come and join a supportive circle of writers.  Whether you are published or unpublished, it doesn't matter.  All you need is a willingness to share your work. Writing is a way to put things in perspective, especially at our read-arounds.  

The writer tells the group what she wants from the group before she reads, whether it is read-back lines or general comment on the piece. The writer can take the 10-minute allotted time to read, comment on where she sees the piece going from here or how she felt when writing it.  Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, memoir are welcome.

The read-around is a gift we give each other.  It is a chance to get feedback in a supportive, nonjudgmental setting and serves as validation within the group to commit to writing, often as a way to heal and express emotion. We also talk about writing techniques and honing our skills as writers.

Hope to see you there.  Happy Holidays to my Sisters in the Writing Circle.


LadyDi said...

Susan, your circle is one of the best gifts I've given myself in 2010. I just want you to know how much I value the group and you as a person.

Diane Y

Susan G. Weidener said...

Diane. I feel very fortunate our paths have crossed. Your writing has given me a lot to think about. Your comments in the Circle are insightful and heartfelt. They add so much to our community of writers. Thank you.