Brown Bagging for Writers in Westport, CT

The Westport Writers’ Workshop, run by Jessica Bram,  is going to be running three new Brown Bag programs that take place at lunch time to accommodate working people and others with busy schedules.  The only exception is the Friday “Writing Partners” which is a committed quiet time to write together.  There is a charge for each, although Writing Partners is a nominal charge. 

They meet from  12:30 to 2 pm at 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport, 2nd floor. Registration is limited to 12 to keep the groups intimate and informal.

Mondays 12:30-2 pm: GET PUBLISHED MASTERMIND:  Meet to track our submissions progress and keep each other accountable on a bi-weekly basis in a supportive atmosphere. The group meeting is designed to keep writers accountable for submitting their short work (essays, short stories and poetry) to new markets on a consistent basis, with the goal of publication. New tips, information, notices of contests and opportunities at each meeting.  $195 for 6 meetings.

Wednesdays 12:30-2 pm: POETRY WORKSHOP:  A focused workshop where you can share your work and develop your craft in a lively and supportive atmosphere. Participants of all writing levels will write and revise poems with an aim to achieve fine-tuned, well-crafted pieces suitable for publication — or sheer satisfaction. The majority of each session will be spent discussing and critiquing participants’ work. Participants may work on new poems, poems-in-progress and/or longer poems. Emphasis will be on the writing craft including topics such as imagery, musicality, structure and voice. $195 for 6 meetings.

Fridays 12:30-2 pm: WRITING PARTNERS: If  you write best in a quiet room but would like to do so surrounded by other writers, you might like this one. Make the commitment to show up for each other – and “show up for the page” – every Friday at 12:30 pm.  No craft, no conversation, just a bright, quiet room surrounded by books in which to be motivated by your fellow writers focused on their work. $75 for 8 meetings is your commitment to be there, and anyone who attends every one of the 8 winter sessions will receive at the end a full $75 credit toward any future WWW workshop or event.

Sign up at westportwritersworkshop.com

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