Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome to Scribe's Alley!

Mission Statement:
We are a community that seeks to foster authentic and creative expression through the written word. To explore and expand the craft of writing in a safe environment that glorifies God.

To demolish the stronghold lie that "I can't" and to adopt the truth that says not only "I can" but "I should". No one in this world can say it exactly like I can.

We are a read and critique group made up of writers from all different backgrounds, focused on many different genres. This group is open to anyone who would like to join in the writing adventure with us. No experience is necessary. It is an ultra casual and fun atmosphere where anything can happen.

Currently, we meet every Thursday night at Dulles Town Center in front of the Nordstrom Cafe on the 1st floor from 7:30 - 9:30pm. We arrive and chat from 7:30 - 8:00. Read and Critique begins at 8:00.

To submit your work, please e-mail it to me (justjen31@gmail.com) by Tuesday evening (7ish). I will then e-mail it to the group. Each member is responsible to read the submissions for the week, print out a copy if they wish, and bring it to the meeting.

If you would like others to read your work, but don't want it to be critiqued, just let me know. I will indicate that it is a 'read only' piece. It can be scary to put your stuff out there.

You may submit your comments via e-mail, but you must ask the person if it's okay for you to talk about their piece. Sometimes, it's hard to chat one on one and sometimes, the person is not ready to talk about that particular piece.

I look forward to seeing you online or in person. Happy writing!
Jen Waddell


courtneylynne said...

It's an honor to be part of this creative hive! Thanks Jen for holding space for us to flourish as artists, as writers, as seekers of truth.

One of my favorite quotes about this is paraphrased from an art school professor who used to advise his students: "your drawing is never done, it is nothing more than a record of your search for truth."

May we as writers labor not so much to finish something that is never really done; but like a stream or a river that is never 'done' flowing, may our words have place, presence and purpose nonetheless.

A. Writer said...

Thank you for the beautiful quote, Courtney!