Monthly Writing Group

Join a supportive group of writers for a monthly one-session writing group and write from memory or imagination in a comfortable, judgement-free zone. You’ll be surprised at just how many stories you have to tell.

Sunday November 17

[Save the date for our next writing group: Sunday December 15]

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 writing group 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 facilitator–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 together.


Monthly Writing Group

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 writing group, and spots are reserved on a first come-first served basis. Writing groups are limited to 10 writers; minimum number of attendees: 4

$15.00

Monthly Writing Group: 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 writing group, and spots are reserved on a first come-first served basis. Writing groups are limited to 10 writers; minimum number of attendees: 4

$12.00