We are a biweekly essay group focused on improving our writing and getting more comfortable sharing stories and essays that may veer towards the deeply personal.
We meet biweekly, and bring two essays to each meeting.
First Essay: Before each meeting, we’ll be reading a piece by an established essayist and then writing a response of sorts. Whatever that piece makes you want to write! This could have a similar tone, subject matter, anything you like. Hopefully these essays will feel less personally precious so that we can share them for honest feedback and critique.
Second Essay: This is the more personal piece (and not required for each/any meeting). If you happen to write deeply personal stuff that you want to get comfortable sharing, we’ll finish up each meeting by reading these aloud and getting whatever kind of feedback we’re comfortable with. For these essays, having a safe space to share is the priority.