Creative writing courses and weekly workshops during university years (as an older adult) helped me discover my inner writer that was buried. In my second to last semester, enrolling in my creative nonfiction writing course was as if I found my tribe. Three years after graduating, I am still missing my course. I am in search of a supportive group with accountability; another tribe.
I am an emerging writer with little experience in publication. I've had a few poems published in [SPACE] magazine created by the English Students Association at the University of Regina. I have attended a few creative writing workshops at the University. I'm looking to meet other writers for inspiration and feedback.
For years I've been on auto-pilot maneuvering through life fulfilling obligations that I entered under a false understanding of who I was. Knowing my true passion was writing but being on the hamster wheel of life wouldn't allow for any real tangible emotions or language to emerge. I've done spoken word, written short stories and overall am I rather decent story-teller. As an activist driven by a passion for social justice and as a local eleced official, I began to get my feet wet by writing my own speeches and delivering them at various events large and small across my home state of Massachusetts.
When COVID hit me on March 6th and exacerbated my auto immune condition, I nearly lost my life. Now with a community behind me raising money to seek the medical care I need and on a path to recovery, I begin writing again. Forcing myself to go inward and really dig deep into all the unsustainable ways in which we manage to survive, the many ways women are objectified and taught to heal the world before we tend to self; as a proud activist and falling under labels that are typically marginalized, (convicted felon, BIPOC. disabled, women, fat, Puerto Rican, poor) I emerge from who I was to unapologetically story-tell experiences that will hopefully allow for folks to hear a perspective they aren't familiar with. Now that I struggle with maintaining breath and energy due to illness, I have no choice but to channel through the keys at my fingertips. I believe in intersection and inter-connectedness and I always choose Love.
I'm especially interested in participating in writing groups where all or most of the members are writers of color.
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The IWC supports Indiana writers of all ages and backgrounds and reaches out to people whose voices are rarely heard. Classes and workshops taught by published writers provide writing education that encourages creative expression and enhances the communication skills necessary for success in school, in the workplace, and in life. We envision a thriving center where Indiana writers build the writing skills appropriate to their goals and experience the healing, empowering and joyful benefits that engaging in the creative process brings.
Programs, services, and venue selections reflect our commitment to this mission and to broadening our base as well. More than ever before, the Indiana Writers Center is forging new collaborative relationships with arts organizations, schools and universities, community organizations and social service providers.
Blue River Review is an online nonprofit literary journal originally created by the Creighton University MFA
I am a poet and blogger looking to take my writing to the next level. I have found support in NaNoWriMo, but very few people writing in my genres. I would like to find an online critique group.