You never know what to expect when you attend a meeting of the Writer's Group held at the Beckley Art Center at 600 Johnstown Road. A small, intimate group of people come together every other Tuesday at 7pm. Although they vary widely in age and skill level, the group coheres around the joy of putting pen to paper, or fingers to laptop keyboard, as the case may be.
After informal chatting, the group spends ten minutes writing upon a topic, often inspired by an object that one of the members has brought with them. They share these quick writings, which may take the form of short stories, memoirs, poems, plays, or rants. After that, they each read what they have written for the out-of-class writing assignment. These assignments are on an agreed upon theme.
Instead of writing on the assigned topics you may bring your original work to present.
Written by Mary Ann Honaker