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Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am-4:00pm.
SAVE THE DATE
A visual and writing arts workshop on the theme of Gratitude, with Kim Goldstein and Donna Anthony guiding the group in making soul collages and Judith Behar and Melissa Hassard guiding the group in writing prose or poetry about their soul collages. Look for an announcement of place.
Cost: $10 to WGOT members; $25 to non-members. Pre-registration required: email@example.com.
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ANOTHER POETRY GROUP
Beginning the second Wednesday in July at 1:00 PM, a poetry group facilitated by Steve Wessells will meet at Sternberger Artists’ Center, 712 Summit Ave., Greensboro. For more information or to join the group, contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WGOT MEMOIR GROUP: TELLING YOUR STORY
Everybody has a story to tell, and the WGOT definitely wants to help you learn to tell yours. If you are interested in writing memoir, this is the group for you.
The WGOT Memoir Group, formerly led by Cynthia Schaub, will be resuming on Monday, June 24. Meetings will be at the Sternberger Center on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30pm. Both old members and new are encouraged to participate.
The group’s new leader will be Coventry Kessler, a professional writer/editor who works at UNCG. Coventry is a long-time member of the WGOT. Her stories appeared in the Memoir Group’s 2011 collection You Must Remember This. She was also the chief copyeditor for the Poetry Groups’ Fire and Chocolate.
As in other critique groups, members will read and critique one another’s work, but Coventry will also offer instruction on topics like how to structure your story and how to make your prose livelier. So there is a “workshop” aspect. Both old and new members are encouraged to join.
Regular members will be expected to:
- Have a clear goal in mind, whether it’s writing a book or a series of stories for your family or other audience.
- Attend and contribute fairly consistently. If the group gets large enough, there may be submission page limits.
- Be willing to learn how to critique effectively and be willing to have your own work critiqued.
You are welcome to observe the group for a session or two if you’re trying to decide whether to join. However, dues-paying membership in WGOT is required for full participation.
We are excited about helping you tell your story! Please join us!
Contact Coventry Kessler at email@example.com
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“It’s easier not to write than to write. Except if you are a writer. Then you have no choice.”
- Elie Wiesel (Nobel Prize-winner)
The Writers’ Group of the Triad is a not-for-profit organization of writers for writers. Our mission is to provide a supportive and creative atmosphere in which all levels of writers can write and revise with the help and advice of others. Our facilitators are professionals in every way and enjoy helping other writers with sense of story, organization, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure problems. If we are successful as a group, then we will turn wannabee writers into magazine article writers and published authors. We are dedicated to helping our members improve their writing skills through peer review and the sharing of experiences at regular monthly meetings of subgroups.
Subgroups are divided by genre. Check the links above to find critique groups in your favored genre or genres. You may attend up to three sub-group meetings as a guest.
Through the Links/Resources button above, you can enter the writer’s world without leaving your computer. If you do nothing else as a new writer, spend some time exploring “Links/Resources.”
By clicking on the Our Writers link you will get thumbnail bios about a small portion of our authors, some of our fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, playwrights, mystery writers, songwriters and children’s book writers. Just surf around the articles and documents on the site. You will find more than three dozen additional categories to explore.
Where do we meet? Half of our groups meet at a central location, our headquarters at historic Sternberger Artists Center, 712 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC. There is free parking in the lot behind the building. The WGOT Writers’ Center is on the main floor, with an entrance on the far left (south side) of the building as you face the building from the rear free parking area.
Who can join? WGOT membership is open to anyone, locally, nationally, or internationally who wants to improve English writing skills. Members who live outside North Carolina or in a foreign country can still be a member and receive the WGOT monthly newsletter that provides much helpful information to the writer, such as forthcoming contests and competitions for their own specific genre.
Many of our members have been widely published, but we welcome beginning writers also, those who are not quite sure of the validity of their words or the merit of the things they wish to say. As a member, we can help the new writer find her/his “voice,” and better understand the mysterious adventure called publishing.
Our mailing address is: 4 Waterthrush Place Greensboro, NC 27455 Our advice to aspiring authors is to write, write, write! Then share with other writers your work in progress by joining one of our support groups where sharing is the order of the day. Writing is a lonely business, but writers need to connect.
Dues: Visitors are invited to attend a couple of critique group meetings at no charge. Annual dues are $30; Outstate/International $20; Students $15. To join WGOT, click on Become a Member button above left, or at the bottom of this page and follow the directions. Once a member, you will receive our monthly newsletters and can attend as many critique group meetings as you have time for.