PD Series: Creating, Running, and Elevating Writing Groups

Excited to offer this virtually through the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia! Only 12 spots so we can be up close and interactive!

Writing groups can encourage you, promote you, and really improve your craft—if they’re done well.

Join this intimate, interactive, and inclusive three-session professional development series to learn best practices around creating or joining an in-person or virtual group, managing interpersonal dynamics, and providing and taking in feedback. You’ll sample potential approaches for groups, see demos of useful digital tools, and maybe even meet future writing group members! This series is geared toward very new writers and for more established writers who are looking to create safer spaces in existing groups—or who are ready to try writing groups again after a pause.

About the instructor: Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail has published numerous articles, reviews, and poems, as well as six books, including a bestselling essay anthology and picture book. She is former writer-in-residence at Berton House and was Edmonton’s Historian Laureate. Danielle is dedicated to learning about neurodiversity, trauma, and healing, and is a trained facilitator and lifelong learning instructor. She has been a member or leader of a dozen diverse writing groups in-person and online and has learned a thing or two (or ten) she can’t wait to share with you.

Recommended experience level: New, emerging, and established writers of all genres (About recommended experience levels)

Location: Zoom

Dates of 3-week PD session: Wednesdays, May 31 + June 7 + June 14, 2023 (7:00pm to 9:00pm Atlantic)

Non-member price: $174 (includes 2023 General Membership in WFNS)

2023 member price: $109

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