VB Writes...Writing Groups

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books hosts many writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section & Book Fare Cafe. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. These groups are free and open to newcomers and drop-ins. Feel free to just show up! For more information, email paul@villagebooks.com.*

We also host an Open Mic Night the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm, and occasional writing workshops and classes. Check our monthly events calendar for the most current information.

FICTION WRITING GROUP
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm
The VB Writes Fiction Group features a unique array of members, whose experience ranges from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles.  We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

NONFICTION & MEMOIR WRITING GROUP

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15pm
We have eclectic tastes that range from biography, history, nature writing, and self-help, but tend to focus primarily on the memoir. Our process is to bring a printed copy of your piece for each member of the group to follow while you read aloud. The group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your print out, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. Critiquing is honest and encouraging. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.

POETRY WRITING GROUP
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30pm
Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. For more info, check out VB Poetry Group's web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VBpoetrygroup/

SPECULATIVE/SCIENCE FICTION WRITING GROUP
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6-8pm
Does your fiction writing lean toward the fantastic? Do any of these terms apply to your stories: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mythic, Magical, Horror, Folk/Fairy Tales, Magical Realism, Slipstream, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Space Opera, Alternative History, or any of the hundreds of other sub-genres of Speculative Fiction? Then come join this supportive group of like-minded writers of this wide-ranging and diverse genre for your creative writing outlet.

"FRIDAY NIGHT WRITES" FOR TEENS
Meets October-March, most every Friday, 6-7pm. (Check our Events Calendar to confirm.)
Friday Night Writes is a writing group that is free and open to all ages 15-18. (18 year olds must be in high school or Running Start.) The group is wrapped up for the season, but will return in the Fall. For information about Whatcom Young Writers, the sponsor of this group, visit www.WhatcomYoungWriters.org. Check out Write On! 2014 Teen Writing Conference, taking place Fri., June 20th at Village Books, www.writeonconference.com.
*Please note that meeting times may vary during the holidays. Check our events calendar to confirm meeting times.