Welcoming, nonjudgmental, supportive, open to all experience levels.
Wednesday Writing Group
Who it’s for: Anyone who wants room in their lives to write.
What we do: After quick introductions, we’ll move through two cycles of a brief meditation or movement exercise, followed by a writing prompt to explore different ways to inspire creativity. We take a quick bio break between. The emphasis is on exploring creativity and nourishing community.
When: Weekly on Wednesdays from 11am-12:30pm EDT (UTC-4)
Where: Via Zoom
Why: We believe you deserve room in your life to write whether you’re writing for yourself or for publication. Room to Write offers a place to land every week devoted to you, your words, and a community of supportive women writers. We’ll anchor our writing time with embodiment practices to keep our work rooted in our intentions and guided by our innate wisdom—and to help release the tension that builds in the hands, neck, shoulders, and back as we sit and write.
Contribution: Your presence. We do gratefully accept donations (we suggest between $5 – $15) Contact us for registration and donation details.
Get It Done! A Room to Write Intensive
Who it’s for: Anyone with a writing project of any kind. Attend one or all four dates.
What we’ll do: After brief introductions, we’ll settle in to our bodies with a short meditation and some gentle movement. Then we’ll dig into a writing prompt or two to help you get into “the zone” for productive writing. We’ll have several periods of focused writing time separated by brief yoga and/or meditation exercises to help you get and stay grounded and tap into the wisdom within.
When: Saturday, January 30, April 24, July 31, and October 30 from 10 am – 1 pm EST (UTC -4)
Where: Via Zoom
Why: Whatever project you’re working on—whether you want to get it started, are already knee-deep, or need a final push to wrap it up—this intensive will give you an extended period of focused writing time in a supportive community of writers. We’ll anchor our writing time with embodiment practices to keep our work rooted in our intentions and guided by our innate wisdom—and to help release the tension that builds in the hands, neck, shoulders, and back as we sit and write.
Contribution: $33. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact us for registration and payment details.
Tuesday Co-writing Circle
Who it’s for: Anyone who sticks with writing better when they are writing with a group. Anyone developing or tending a writing practice who would like company.
What we’ll do: We will take a few minutes at the beginning for everyone to share a sentence about what they intend to work on. Then we will offer an optional writing prompt for anyone who would like a prompt to get their writing pumps primed. We will spend the rest of the 55-ish minutes writing.
When: Weekly on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 1 pm EDT (UTC-4)
Where: Via Zoom
Why: Because sometimes we simply need help carving out writing space and time, and, yes, help keeping that promise to write. Because unpressured, spacious time writing in community is nourishing to us as writers, and to our writing.
One of the brightest spots of my week is participating in the Room to Write writing group. There’s a balance in the structure that brings together what I’m feeling in my body, what I’m thinking about, what’s happening in the world and fuses all of that into words on a page — words that I didn’t realize were lurking around waiting to come forward! Thank you Tracie and Elizabeth for creating this magnificent space!Janet Roper