A writer’s life can be lonely. We spend hours staring at blank pages, often in quiet rooms. We care about characters that don’t exist, scenes that never happened. Sometimes we become so engrossed in our work that we forget there is a world still in motion, and we might only remember this at midnight when we realize we never closed the blinds or ate dinner. We obsess over images, language, rhythm, and narratives that never quite translate onto paper as they are in our heads, but when we try to talk about the utter heartbreak of a poem that isn’t working, our friends just smile sympathetically and change the subject. And when the words are right, when we want to celebrate the beauty of a good sentence, we may find ourselves with no outlet other than doing a victory dance alone in our living rooms. (Or is that one just me?)
Either way, writing demands a lot of alone time, but we don’t have to feel alone. There are hundreds of people in this very city hunched over their notebooks (or laptops, typewriters, or fancy iPads) just like you. Dozens of these writers live, play, and worship right here, in the Trinity community.
So we’ve decided it’s time to abandon our isolation for an evening. On the third Tuesday of every month, writers of all skill and experience levels are invited to an informal, low-pressure writer’s group. Those who want to can share work; the rest of us will offer feedback, accountability, and—most of all—community with people who know how it feels.
Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00 pm in an apartment on Collier Rd. If you’d like to share work, bring a few copies. Otherwise, come ready to read, reflect, and discuss. E-mail Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and directions.