What’s next for the Accokeek Women’s Writing Group?

IMG_5543Exciting changes for our local gathering of dedicated writers! We’re moving to a more collective structure, sharing more retreats, and continuing to build a diverse, passionate and supportive community!

The biggest shift is that we are sharing facilitation! Instead of one person running every meeting, each of us is stepping up to share our skills and passions, and lead the group.

We’ve put a new folder with instructions for leading a meeting, and sign up sheet for leaders, readers and mailing list. So if you want to step up, we’ve made it easy!

The best thing about this change is that each leader offers her strengths and passions, and we’re all learning so much in the process.

lsIf you haven’t joined us at the Accokeek Library, every second Monday of the month, from 1:15 to 3:15, come along! If you’re already a member, sign up to lead and read, and enjoy the new AWWG!




Writing Prompt #1

Our writer’s group is launching a regular prompt-writing practice this month. I’m sharing a few prompts a month for freewriting, brainstorming, or adding inspired work to any project. (Others may be adding other prompts as well, as our exchange continues!)

I’ll post them here as well. Feel free to share your responses, if you want, as a “reply.” In our group, I’ve asked that we not respond critically to these exercises, but share what we enjoy about them, letting them be what they be. Remember, as Mary Oliver said, “You do not have to be good!” You just have to keep writing…..

So, here’s the first prompt: My Favorite Shoes