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If you've never written, need to let go of your critical or "editor" voice, or just need some new energy to get the words flowing, this four week series is for you! You’ll find a safe environment that gives writers of all levels and genres an opportunity to generate new writing. Enrollment is limited to eight writers.
Prompts will be provided for timed writing, followed by an opportunity to read and receive responses to this fresh written material. Reading your work is optional. An additional prompt will be given for optional homework.
"My very best writing emerges out of your groups' creative cauldrons...your comments were spot on, very insightful and helpful." --from a participant
Julie Gardner, an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, has led WritersGathering writing groups, workshops and retreats in Seattle for nearly a decade. At BARN, for over a year, she has offered a series every quarter. Participants say they learn more about their strengths, discover new ones, develop their repertoire of craft elements, take risks, generate writing, and have fun learning from and writing with others.
Julie is the editor of Original Voices: Homeless and Formerly Homeless Women's Writings. Recent works have been featured in Passager's Pandemic Diaries, Persimmon Tree, and in Alone Together: Love, Grief and Comfort in the Time of Covid-19.