VB Writes...Writing Groups

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books hosts many writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section & Book Fare Cafe. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. These groups are free and open to newcomers and drop-ins. Feel free to just show up! For more information, email paul@villagebooks.com.*
 
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We also host an Open Mic Night the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm, and occasional writing workshops and classes. Check our monthly events calendar for the most current information.
 

 

All VB WRITES...WRITING GROUPS are open to newcomers and drop-ins!*

FICTION 
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm
The VB Writes Fiction Group features a unique array of members, whose experience ranges from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles.  We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

NONFICTION & MEMOIR
Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm
We have eclectic tastes that range from biography, history, nature writing, and self-help, but tend to focus primarily on the memoir. Our process is to bring a printed copy of your piece for each member of the group to follow while you read aloud. The group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your print out, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. Critiquing is honest and encouraging. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.

POETRY I
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30pm
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POETRY II
Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15am
Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals.

PROMPTS
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4-6pm
Join us as we respond to 2-3 prompts each session. Let your imagination go wild. We will time each write for 15-20 minutes then share our stories in a safe, supportive setting.
 
NOOKSACK RIVER WRITING GROUP - In Lynden!
meets every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 10am
Our first writing group in Lynden, this is a multi-genre workshop open to anyone looking for a supportive space to share their work, receive and provide feedback, or connect with other local writers.
 
*Please note that meeting times may vary during the holidays. Check our events calendar to confirm meeting times.