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List of Local Writing Events for January 2019

by Carrie V | Jan 04, 2019

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Have you always wanted to be a writer? Are you a writer looking for motivation and support?  You might be surprised by Fort Wayne's active writing community!

Here is a consolidated listing of local literary events happening in January:

3 Rivers Co-op & Deli: First Friday Readings
Friday, January 4th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
At the 3 Rivers Natural Grocery Co-op & Deli
Come hear readings by noteworthy poets and writers of the Fort Wayne area, and
grab some food at the One World Café


FWWG: Workday Wordsmiths
Tuesday, January 8th, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
-See Link for Location-
Feedback, brainstorming, and learning in a relaxed, daytime setting.


NI POETS: Northeast Indiana Poets Of Every Type Society

Wednesday, January 9th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Northeast Indiana P.O.E.T.S. meets at the Downtown Allen County Library, 900 Library Plaza. The public is invited. Bring your favorite poems and join us.

 

Northeast Indiana P.O.E.T.S. (which stands for Poets Of Every Type Society) was organized in 1990. This poetry organization has been a member of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne for years, and is associated with Poetry Society of Indiana (PSI), formerly Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs, and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.

FWWG: Writers Round Robin – Evoking Emotions from your Readers
Wednesday, January 9th, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
-See Link for Location-
A structured workshop where participants critique readings from two readers.


ACPL: Monday Morning Book Group – Author Visit
Monday, January 14th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
At the Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library
Please join us to share the books you are currently reading and listen to others share theirs as well.  We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.  On January 14th we will be having an Author Visit with local author Shelia Webster Boneham who writes both fiction and nonfiction books related to animals.

 

ACPL: Hanna-Creighton Writers Guild
Monday, January 14th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
At the Pontiac Branch of the Allen County Public Library
Writers of all levels get together to educate, inspire, encourage, and motivate members though the expression of their ideas in the written word, using positive feedback, constructive criticism, and example.

 

FWWG: Pubs & Prose Night
Monday, January 14th, 7:00 PM - ???
At J.K. O’Donnell’s
No readings, just a group of fascinating local writers talking shop, talking smack, and sometimes expounding on life's great pageantry over a few excellent brews.

 

FWWG: Workday Wordsmiths
Tuesday, January 15th, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
-See Link for Location-
Feedback, brainstorming, and learning in a relaxed, daytime setting.

 

ACPL: Heartland Writers’ Forum (Monroeville)
Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
At the Monroeville Branch of the Allen County Public Library

 

 

FWWG: Shut Up & Write
Thursday, January 17th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
-See Link for Location-
Put pen and paper where your mouth is and join in a writing session. Bounce ideas around or ask about a questionable phrase or even plot point, but come with the intention of walking out with a page or two in your hand.

FWWG: Writers Round Robin
Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
-See Link for Location-
A structured workshop where participants critique readings from two readers.

 

ACPL: Young Writers Group
Thursday, January 24th, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
At the Main Library Downtown
Grades 9-12: The Young Writers Workshop led by Dr. Michael Levan is for high school students who love words and want to put them together better. Each session will be a mix of workshopping drafts, in-class writing exercises, craft talks where we learn about strategies to improve our work, and in discussion of contemporary poetry and prose. See link for signup info.

 

COP a Story
Saturday, January 26th, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
-See Link for Location-
At COP a Story, writers have one month to compose their story based on Character, Object, and Place prompts provided by audience members. A public reading of the stories happens on the last Saturday of every month. Unlike many public reading events, COP includes time for discussion - not critique - of each story.

 

ACPL: Writers’ Group Meeting
Monday, January 28th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
At the Main Library Downtown
Have you always wanted to be a writer? Or are you already a writer and looking for motivation and community? Join ACPL's new Writers' Group! This group aims to provide a forum for sharing works in progress, as well as getting feedback and ideas. Writers of any experience level are welcome.  

 

FWWG: Workday Wordsmiths
Tuesday, January 29th, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
-See Link for Location-
Feedback, brainstorming, and learning in a relaxed, daytime setting.

Make it your new year's resolution to attend a local writing event this month!

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