Winona Writers Group – July Meeting

Friday | July 9 | 3:30-5:30pm
may end early, depending on how many readers participate
Valley Oaks Shelter

We are excited to announce this month we plan to meet outside at the Valley Oaks Shelter for sharing and critiquing our writing. Everyone attending will need to sign a liability waiver if they have not already done so. Bring your own chair if possible. There are two benches available, and the library can bring out a chair if necessary. We’ll be meeting in person this month, with a Zoom option (see below) for anyone unable to attend at Valley Oaks.

Bring a copy of your writing that you wish to share (up to 2000 words). Optionally, bring 4 or 5 extra copies to share with participants. Or, the library staff will be happy to make copies for folks if they bring them in ahead of time and tell the library it’s for the writer’s group.

As always, feel free to use the prompts below, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. We will read aloud, then share verbal comments and suggestions.

July Prompts:

  1. We’ve been experiencing more heat and less rain than usual this summer. And what rain there has been, has often been hail or violent thunderstorms. Write about a storm. This could be fiction, poetry, or a memory of something you experienced.
  2. Write something starting with: If only I had….

Directions to Valley Oaks Shelter: 260 Valley Oaks Drive, Winona. It is off of East Burns Valley Road which is along Homer Rd. Here is the Google link to the map: Also, there will be a big yard sign outside of the building that says "Writers Group."

In case of bad weather, join the Zoom Meeting

Great River Writes and the City of Winona are partners of the River Arts Alliance.


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