Writing can be a solitary act, but there’s so much value in doing it in community. The monthly Finding Your Voice Writing Circle provides a supportive space to connect with other writers and — what else — write! The 60-minute circle consists of two writing prompts, each followed by 15 minutes of free writing. Then there’s time to share your piece with the group for supportive feedback or to reflect generally on your writing experience. The circle is open to people at any stage in their writing journey, and it’s a great opportunity to develop your authentic voice on the page and take your writing in new directions.
Membership is $5 per month, and we meet virtually at 6 p.m. ET on the second Thursday of every month. Click the “join us” button to sign up, and then look for the Zoom link and event reminders in your inbox.
My name is Lauren Slagter, and I’m a writing coach and strategic communications consultant who’s passionate about storytelling as a powerful way to cultivate empathy and spur change. My reporting on education, housing, and poverty issues has won public service and enterprise reporting awards from the Associated Press and Michigan’s and Indiana’s press associations. My creative writing has been published in Flyover Country Literary Magazine and Great Lakes Review. I have a journalism degree from Grand Valley State University, where I was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, and a creative writing certificate from Wesleyan University.