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New writers' group meets in evenings

Sessions are Thursdays at Grand Lodge in Forest Grove

Although there is an active writers’ group at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, it meets at 9 a.m.

For those interested in a group meeting in the evening, there’s good news. C.J. Stuart, a Pacific Northwest writer and poet, is creating an evening group to meet the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:45 at McMenamins Grand Lodge. The first meeting is tomorrow, May 29.

While the Washington County Writers’ mission is to provide adult writers who already have work in progress a venue to share their writing and constructive critiques, Stuart is asking interested writers to submit via email 500 to 1,000 words about why one wants to be part of this writing group, including their goals.

“I’ve found in talking to others, a successful group is made up of people who are compatible. That’s why the application is required,” Stuart explained. “Once people are invited and can attend the next meeting, we may decide to change the meeting time, depending on the needs of the group.

“Writing can be a lonely road, and we want to ensure everyone gets a chance to share and give feedback in a supportive environment,” Stuart said. The group reserves the right to ask members to leave if they don’t help create that supportive place.

For more information or to submit an application, contact Stuart at washingtoncountywriters@yahoo.com.


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