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

Yes…

– 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!


Rekindle Your Craft & Writing Marathon

Is your writing stuck? Join DAPHNE STRASSMANN for a productive writing night, working with simple but fertile prompts and spend most of your time writing. If you are up to it, you can share with the group. Open to all writers and every genre. She promises you will leave with good material to mine for new and existing projects.

This event is being graciously hosted by one of the most spectacular coworking spaces in Boston: The Village Works. http://thevillageworks.com

For June 6th’s prompt-writing night she is co-hosting a Writing Marathon with The Village Works.  Marathon starts at  7 pm and ends at 10 pm, so you can move freely between events. Everybody has some writing that they’ve been avoiding. Slay the beast!

She will serve light refreshments but be warned: There are always fresh-baked brownies.  

The best part: It’s free!

 


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

Just show up. You don’t need to bring anything other than your writing tools. We serve light refreshments but don’t be shy about bringing your dinner to enjoy while you work.

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

And it’s free!

Email daphne@strassmann.com with questions.


Rekindle Your Craft (and a writing marathon)

Dear writer friends,

I don’t know about you, but as much as I love stuffing and stuffing my face, the whole Thanksgiving holiday stresses me out (but we can talk about that at another time). In the meantime though, grab your laptop and your paper and your cute notebooks and join me for our monthly prompt-writing night.  

Come for some inspired hands-on writing time. This time our schedule will be different than our usual spot so we can have you all participate in a writing marathon! 

Rekindle goes from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Writing Marathon goes from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

We’ll work from an evocative prompt, check in about our work, and hang out afterward. Then you can spend some time working on any project that you want to advance; you will be in good company If your writing is stuck, then we guarantee you’ll be glad you came. Beginner or advanced, all writers of any genre are welcome.

Deal?

Cool.

As always, we meet at the fabulous The Village Works.  (the event is totes free!)

Yes. We. Have. Snacks! Please forward this to anyone you know who might benefit from joining. More writers are always welcome.

Here is another place to get some details and to sign up for our mailing list: http://rekindleyourcraft.com


Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night

Fire up those stagnant creative writing projects and join us for Rekindle Your Craft, a prompt-inspired writing night.

We work from one-word prompts and sometimes images, and then write for a set amount of time. Then, we gather back to see what the prompt did for us. You can share your work or your process if you want, but we won’t make you do it! Bring your dinner or feast on our decadent snacks. We’d love to see you, so come and write with us.

Bring your dinner or feast on our decadent snacks. Just show up. You don’t need to bring anything other than your writing tools.

The Village Works is graciously hosting us. They are by far the most fantastic coworking space in town.

It’s free!

P.S. We try to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month!

The answer is yes:

You can bring friends

You can email me with questions at daphne@strassmann.com

24/7 writing prompts and the latest Rekindle news at rekindleyourcraft.com