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No matter how you feel about writing, we think you’ll like Write Local.

See, we don’t put a divide between the “fun” stuff (like Instagram, poetry, video, and short stories) and the “school” stuff (like research papers, book reviews, lab reports, and college application letters). Instead, we view all writing as about one single thing: audience. Sure, a lab report might not call for a hash tag, but that’s because the audience wouldn’t respond well. Once you start thinking about all the writing that you do as part of the same thing – personal expression targeted to an audience – you’ll free yourself up to have fun no matter what you write.

Try a creative thinking event.

Our creative thinking events (workshops) feel more like parties than anything else. We chose fun spaces like art galleries for our events, we play music, and we encourage socialization between you and the person next to you. Of course, you’ll get to retreat into your own little writing world, and if you put on your headphones, we won’t mind.

Request one-on-one mentorship.

Do you prefer to keep your writing to yourself? We understand. That’s why we offer one-on-one mentorship so you can gain confidence in your writing. Contact us to request a writing mentor.

The point is, we want to work with you whether you love writing or hate writing. You probably like to have fun, and you have some really interesting thoughts and ideas. With Write Local, you’ll get to share those thoughts in a low-key environment.

Write Local will publish your work, too.

If you’re so inclined, you can send us your writing post-workshop. We’ll publish you. You read that right. You’ll be a published author. Come to a workshop, and you guarantee yourself a spot in our literary magazine, Voices. We’ll send you a free copy so you can show off your work to all your friends.

We want to hear your voice. 

We invite your ideas. If you have an idea for a workshop, please email us at writelocal@gmail.com. In the meantime, be sure to visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates, inspiration, and writing tips.