Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking for an intentional and supportive writing community? A group that prompts and propels you? A place to get feedback on your work? People to help you get unstuck? Someone to ask questions? Help in developing a regular writing practice?
Charlotte Lit’s “Pen to Paper” is a weekly gathering for aspiring writers: anyone who is starting (or restarting) to write, or established writers who want the learning and growth that comes with wise guidance and group support. “Pen to Paper” is led by author Megan Rich.
Each “Pen to Paper” session is one hour (currently, Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am), and is led by a published writer with experience leading writing groups. Each session is a complete unit, so you don’t need to commit to coming every week (but you’ll reap the benefits if you do!). Here are some of the things we’ll be working on and talking about:
• An encouraging and “safe” environment
• In-class writing prompts and exercises
• Group discussions
• Learning new skills
• Writing tips and advice
• Feedback on your writing
• Help in developing a consistent writing habit
• Answers to your writing questions
• Endless possibilities for you to explore your writing
“Pen to Paper” is free and open to the public. To join, come to Charlotte Lit’s Studio Two (Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Avenue, Room 208) at 9:30 am most Wednesdays.
About the Facilitator: Megan Rich moved to Charlotte last summer from Denver, Colorado. She is the author of two books, a YA novel and a travel memoir, and is working on her third, a literary-fiction novel inspired by The Great Gatsby. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, she was chosen to participate in the highly-selective sub-concentration in creative writing, for which she completed a thesis of original poetry. With 12 years’ experience as a creative writing teacher, she looks forward to providing prompts and chatting with other writers who are working through their own projects.