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. 

Prompt Essay Archive

March 28th, 2016: What we talk about when we talk about millennials by Laurie Penny

March 14th, 2016: Relying on Friends in a World Made for Couples by Briallen Hopper

February 29th, 2016: How I Lost My Appetite for Writing About Fat Politics by Lesley

February 16th, 2016: When Your Friend is On the Stand at the Ghomeshi Trial by Stacey May Fowles

February 1st, 2016: What's Wrong with Me? By Meghan O'Rourke

January 18th, 2016: All the lonely people by Ilia Blinderman

January 4th, 2016: The Inevitable Ugliness of Alcoholism by Katie MacBride

December 14th, 2015: Letter to Self by Juniper Marguerite Lee

November 30th, 2015: Lessons Learned From Writing a Memoir or Two by Michele Weldon

November 16th, 2015: "Are You A Thalidomide Baby?" By Courtney Gilmour

November 2nd, 2015: Things No One Tells You About Cancer by Kate Andries

October 19th, 2015: The Sanitized Stories We Tell by Sarah Bessey

September 28th, 2015: Should I Just Give Up on My Writing? By Heather Havrilesky

September 14th, 2015: The Long-Winded Lady by Maeve Brennan

August 31st, 2015: Empathy Won't Save Us In the Fight Against Oppression. Here's Why by Hari Ziyad

August 17th, 2015: Nuclear Family by Meghan Bean Flaherty

August 4th, 2015: The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give by Ada Calhoun

July 20th, 2015: In Praise of Depression by Katherine Sharpe

July 6th, 2015: Women in my family have been shrinking for decades by Lily Myers

June 22nd, 2015: After Water by Susie Cagle

June 8th, 2015: The Reality of Being a Woman in Comedy by Jess Beaulieu

May 25th, 2015: The Hunter and the Swan by Patti-Kay Hamilton

May 11th, 2015: Wallflower, Late Bloomer by Christa Couture

April 27th, 2015: Recalling Painful Lessons in Forgiveness by Margo Steines

April 13th, 2015: Casa Azul Cripple by Emily Rapp

March 30th, 2015: In Which We Teach You How To Be A Woman in Any Boys' Club by Molly Lambert

March 16th, 2015: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

March 2nd, 2015: This Old Man by Roger Angel

February 18th, 2015: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

February 2nd, 2015: Friends with Benefits by Kate Axelrod

January 19, 2015: Under the Table by J. E. Buntin

January 5, 2015: Trans, but not like you think by Thomas Page McBee

December 8, 2014: Good People by David Foster Wallace

November 17, 2014: Leaving Early by Holly M. Wendt

November 3, 2014: In Attawapiskat by Louise Bernice Halfe

October 16, 2014: Further Away by Jonathan Franzen

September 29, 2014: Tragedy. Call. Compassion. Response. By Roxane Gay

September 15, 2014: What I learnt from Fitbit about the world around me by David Sedaris

September 2, 2014: We Have Known Boys (But None Have Been Bulletproof) by Stacia L. Brown

August 20, 2014: I’m having an abortion this weekend by Jenny Kutner