Why Write? Local Writers Publish Book
”Lunch and Learn” is a lunch get-together/workshop for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or memoir. All ages and levels of experience -- from beginners to more experienced writers -- are welcome, Friday, April 24th, at 11:30 and the fourth Friday of every month.
In the last meeting Tristan McGough shared a piece he wrote about writing called “What Writing Does for Me.” He listed seven things: “First, writing orders my thoughts. Second, it displays what I think I know. Third, writing gives me alone-time. Fourth, writing conclusions down forces clarity and commitment. Fifth, writing is a form of artistry.” He says, “When I write I participate in the historical flow of great artists, whether painter, sculptors, architects, performers, composers or other writers. Though I write alone, I am not alone.”
“Sixth, when I write, I am at peace with myself and much of what I write is an act of making peace with the world and others. “Seventh, and lastly, when I write I find a kind of happiness, even joy, in living.” Writing is an active form of living, he claims. It is not unconscious living. Not reactive living.
We have shared work and discussed the pros and cons of publishing. Now we are putting together a book. The “Lunch and Learn” sessions analyzes some of the reasons we write and, more importantly, why people read what we write. Everyone who comes can be a part of, and learn from, the experience. This month we would like to have participants present examples of what they are doing, and why.
There is no cost or registration for any of the workshops. They are FREE. Lunch is encouraged. We will meet on the fourth Friday of each month from 11:30 to 1pm at the CamRock Café in downtown Cambridge. The next workshop is Friday, April 24th, 2015.