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CATALYST: Writing in Community 9/23 - 11/4


Writing in Community

CATALYST: /ˈkætəlɪst/ noun. A person or thing that causes a change.

ONLINE GROUP September 23 - November 4, 2018

The premise of this group is that writing is a catalyst, a process and expression that effects change, both personal and social. Writing affirms life and our struggles. We use it to explore society, the world, our histories, and experiences. By writing in community, we develop trusting relationships and create a safe—and brave—space, which allows us to be vulnerable, and in turn, empowered. When we are empowered and equipped with our stories, told in our own words, from our own perspective, we transform ourselves and our communities.

During this 6-week writing group, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Share your writing and offer supportive feedback and encouragement to others.

  • Respond to multiple writing prompts each week to generate a robust new collection of writing.

  • Contribute to a forum where you can discuss your writing process, ask questions, share inspirations and challenges, and post relevant articles.

  • Participate in a safe, supportive creative community of writers.

  • Join in on weekly video conferencing sessions for check-ins, live discussion, and sharing your work.

Who is this group for?

This group is suitable for those looking for a generous and supportive environment to express themselves through writing and celebrate everyone’s creative efforts. This group is beneficial for poets, storytellers, journalers, singers and songwriters, and other performers who want to generate new material to use in their work.


Online with a video conferencing session every Monday evenings at 6:30 pm PST. During this session, we will check-in with each other, discuss our challenges and inspirations, and share our writing if moved to do so.


Online information and forums available August 5 - September 16. Video conferencing meetings to be 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29.


Fee is $225, $75 deposit to secure your spot. Balance of $150 due by 8/5. Limited to 10 writers. Payments can be made using PayPal or sending a check via USPS. Please contact Liz appropriate email or for the mailing address at

Earlier Event: September 16
Brave Poets September 16 - October 27, 2018
Later Event: October 1
Poetry Book of the Month October 2018