Circle Read-Arounds

We will meet for read-around Saturday, September 13 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at Wellington Square Bookshop in the Eagleview Town Center, Exton, PA.  


All genres welcome.  You do not have to be published.  Come to read, or listen. Free coffee provided by this charming bookstore.

Read-around is $10 and is due at the beginning of the read-around. 


SEPTEMBER WRITING PROMPT:  Fall represents a time of "starting over" - a "new slate."  

With that in mind, write to one of the following prompts listed below.  You can start with the beginning line in your piece.  For example, "Revolutionary ideas came easily to me as a young person; after all, weren't we the generation supposed to bring change - to challenge the system? As I sit in my comfortable home in the middle of suburbia, I wonder . . . whatever happened?"


  • A surprising change in myself
  • Revolutionary ideas
  • An opportunity I lost . . . an opportunity I gained
  • A new role for me
  • A shift in my values


As always, if this prompt does not suit, bring what your muse inspires.
GUIDELINES FOR READ-AROUND
  • Each writer gets 10 minutes.  She may use this time however she pleases; to read or to read and get feedback on her work.  The time may not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Please practice your reading before you come to the Circle.  It helps those listening to your work and provides for more valuable feedback.
  • This is NOT a critique session.  Critique is offered the last Saturday of the month from 9-11:30 a.m. at Wellington Square Bookshop.


The Circle is a supportive place where we share our love of writing and our work in a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill. The read-around is a lovely exercise of reading aloud what you wrote in an intimate setting while "test-driving" your voice and your work.  We also discuss writing techniques and publishing options. For more information, contact Susan Weidener at: sgweidener@comcast.net