Jump Write In to 2018

DEBORAH SOSIN offers a brand-new workshop to jumpstart your writing year with a blast of freewriting from prompts, combined with simple mindfulness skills and strategies designed to lower your stress and boost your creativity.

The workshop will include: freewriting from prompts, sharing your writing (optional), mini talk about mindfulness for writers, simple mindfulness exercises, group discussion. Location: Newton Highlands, Mass. Details provided upon registration.

Deborah Sosin’s first picture book, Charlotte and the Quiet Place, illustrated by Sara Woolley, was published by Parallax Press in 2015. Her essays have appeared on Salon, Cognoscenti, and in the Boston Globe Magazine, The Writer’s Chronicle, Journal News, Writer’s Digest, Zone 3, and elsewhere. Two essays were selected to appear in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? and Perspectives on Modern World History: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

In 2009, Debbie launched “Write It Like It Is” workshops and groups, designed to help people free up their authentic voice through writing in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. She offers personal coaching to writers and is an instructor at GrubStreet, an independent writing center in Boston. She also offers private executive function coaching and writing tutoring to adolescents and adults.

January Writing Marathon at The Village Works

Writing is easier in good company, whether you’re plugging away at a book, a blog, coding project, business plan, resume, or letter to the editor—or to your elected official!

Join us for a night of not checking facebook. Meet some neighbors and writers while you’re at it! We’ll have The Village Works’s snacks, coffee, and productivity-optimized workspace to help us shine.

Bring a friend and caffeinate with us for your letter-writing campaign or come alone and finish your memoir in our silent reading room. Rekindle Your Craft, a prompt-driven writing night, will be taking place in the same building, so feel free to come and go between the two events.

Tickets are free but limited!

Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Driven Writing Night

Dear writers,

Has the cold weather been getting you down?  Did the holiday season tire you out ? Is your writing stuck underneath the covers unwilling venture out? Let us help you then!

Join us for a productive night of writing using prompts to motivate some creativity. We work from one-word prompts, write for 20 minutes and share our writing with the group if we want to.  The idea is to relax, get any kind of writing done, and to leave with some material you can use in the future. Every genre and every level are welcome. Free but please RSVP on the event link to ensure that we have room for you.

We’re graciously hosted by The Village Works, the best coworking space in town.  During the same night The Village Works will be hosting a writing marathon that begins at 7pm and goes until 10pm. You can move between events as you wish.

Free Memoir Workshop at Somerville Public Library

Take a little time on a wintry evening to relax, reflect, and create! Local writer ELIZABETH MORONEY will guide you through writing exercises that help you put your past in words. You’ll leave with strategies and ideas to keep your writing going.

Free! All levels welcome. Suitable for adults and high school students. No signups required.

Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night

Is your writing stuck?

Join us for a productive writing night. We work from simple but fertile prompts and spend most of our time writing. If you are up to it, you can share with the group.

Open to all writers and every genre. We promise you will leave with good material to mine for new and existing projects.

We’re graciously hosted by one of the most spectacular coworking spaces in Boston: The Village Works. http://thevillageworks.com


– We serve light refreshments but be warned: There are always fresh-baked brownies.  

–  It’s  free!

– We try to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

– Contact the organizer with any questions via email! daphne@strassmann.com

– Don’t be shy about bringing your dinner if you need to eat and work!