Monthly Write-Arounds

Join a supportive group of writers for a monthly one-session Write-Around and write from memory or imagination in a comfortable, judgement-free zone. Add a cup of tea (or coffee!) and a sweet … and you’ll be surprised at just how many stories you have to tell.

Sunday April 14

Time: 1-3 PM

Cost: $15/session; $12/session seniors and students

Place: Expressions of Grace Yoga; 5270 Northland Drive NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

To register, complete the form on the contact page. (Be sure to fill in the Write-Around date you are attending!) If you have any questions or concerns about the Write-Around, include them in the comment section or email me at laurielarson dot doornbos @ gmail dot com.

Please note: your spot will not be held until payment is received via the PayPal link below. 

What to expect:

We’ll spend our time together writing with several carefully planned prompts (5-15 minutes each) meant to spark our creativity. I might read a poem or present a scenario–all crafted to help you generate ideas. And in the Amherst Writers method, I’m not a teacher–I’ll be writing right alongside you.

Each group member is encouraged to share their writing aloud. And that includes the leader–we’re in this together. In the spirit of the method, our responses to the writer are always positive. I’ll ask group members to tell the writer what they’ll remember or what worked in the piece.  This is not a critique group! 

All of the writing is treated as fiction, so the focus will be on the story, not on you. (Which I think you’ll find incredibly liberating–I know I did!)


So whether you are an experienced writer, just curious, or someone who hasn’t written in ages, let’s Write-Around together.


Write-Around

Your registration is not complete until payment is received via the PayPal widget below. Payment must be received no later than three days before the Write-Around, and spots are reserved on a first come-first served basis. Write-Around is limited to 10 writers; minimum number of attendees: 4

$15.00

Write-Around: students & seniors

This discount widget is for seniors over 62 and college students. Your registration is not complete until payment is received via the PayPal widget below. Payment must be received no later three days before the Write-Around, and spots are reserved on a first come-first served basis. Write-Around is limited to 10 writers; minimum number of attendees: 4

$12.00