August 28, 2009

Julie Shigekuni has set up an informal writing time open to MFAs, undergrad creative writing majors, and faculty every other Wednesday, 12:00-1:30, beginning next week, in the Zimmerman Library Westwing Reading Room located on the north/west side of the library: 9/2, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9

I know I am looking forward to spending some time writing… in community… it is one of the things I miss most about San Diego and my writing mentor Judy Reeves, a strong proponent of writing together (and author of the book Writing Alone, Writing Together as well as A Writers Book of Days).

From Judy’s book:

Here’s what happens in writing practice groups: First, and most important for some, the writing gets done. More than a few participants have confessed that the only time they write is in their writing practice group, which is too bad because, more than anything, it’s the consistency, the daily doing of the thing, that ultimately makes for better and deeper writing and a more fulfilled writer.  Second, there is the celebration of spending time in community with others doing what we love – writing. No matter what we do before or after our writing group, this is the indissoluble time that fills us up….CONTINUE READING–>

I hope this is what we will find writing together in the Zimmerman Library… and maybe a little magic.


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