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VB Writes...Writing Groups

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Welcome to the Writers' Corner. This table is reserved for writers and writing groups. Thanks!
UPDATE: Beginning January 2023, we will begin bringing VB Writes Writing Groups back to In-Person Meetings at Village Books in the Writers Corner and the Readings Gallery. Please contact us for details as we navigate this transition.
 
Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books hosts many writing group on the mezzanine level of the store and in the Readings Gallery. 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.*
 
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We also host two Open Mics! Open Mic with Se├ín Dwyer meets on the last Monday of each month at 6:30pm, and the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Poetry Open Mic meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm.
 
We also host occasional writing workshops and classes! Check our monthly events calendar for the most current information.

All VB WRITES...WRITING GROUPS are open to newcomers and drop-ins!*
ENVIRONMENTALISTS ANONYMOUS   NEW GROUP!

Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 12-1pm in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore beginning in January of 2023.
Do you enjoy being in nature and writing about it? Are you concerned about human's impact on the Earth or are you experiencing ecological grief? This writing group will offer opportunities for observation and self-reflection and regular prompts that center on regional flora and fauna, climate change, and ecology. Passages and poems from notable environmental writers will also be shared regularly. All levels welcome. This group is facilitated by local poet and writer, Jessica Gigot.

FICTION I

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 6-8pm in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore beginning in January of 2023.
The VB Writes Fiction Group feature a unique array of members, whose experience range 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. Facilitators: Kenneth Meyer and Tom Altreu.

VIRTUAL NONFICTION & MEMOIR GROUP

Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays from 3-5pm, VIRTUAL
In order to serve the needs of writers who cannot meet in person at this time, we're happy to offer this VIRTUAL Writing Group that is also open to newcomers and drop-ins.
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. Facilitated by Richard Gerry and Kendra Cook. For more information about joining this group, please email dickgerry@comcast.net and kendra1010@comcast.net.

CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOK CRITIQUE GROUP  NEW GROUP!

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 6-8pm in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore beginning in March of 2023.
This group is for writers of Children's Picture Books who want to grow as writers and receive objective feedback about their material. There will be guidelnes for the writer and the reviewers so each person can improve their craft in a safe setting.  A valued group member will produce written work on a regular basis, thoughtfully critique the work of others, and contribute positive energy and insights.

EVENING POETRY GROUP 

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 5:30pm in the Writers Corner on the Mezzanine
Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring about six copies of 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. Facilitated by John S Green.

MORNING POETRY GROUP

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 10:30-Noon, in the Readings Gallery
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.

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WRITING FROM PROMPTS

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 10:30am-Noon, in the Readings Gallery
Join us as we respond to 2-3 prompts each session. Writing includes all forms and genres of writing. Let your imagination go wild. We will time each write for 15-20 minutes then share our stories in a safe, supportive setting. Facilitated by Linda Conroy.

*Please note that meeting times may vary during the holidays. Check our events calendar to confirm meeting times.