"To sit down and write, we must engage our senses and tap into reservoirs of memory and imagination—reservoirs we may not even know we have," says meetup leader and Writing Salon executive director, Ben Jackson. "And while writing, we have to be as open and honest as possible, allowing the creative process to carry us away."
Occurring on a seasonal basis, Writing Salon meetups are designed to provide an intentional and facilitated space to help you keep a finger on your own creative pulse. At the same time, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a community of other like-minded writers.
In this in-person meetup, Ben will provide optional writing prompts and exercises, pre-writing activities, and more. Expect a fun and stress-free environment to play on the page and to interact with other writers.
About The Writing Salon's In-Person Meetups
Masking, social distancing, and other Covid measures will be enforced in accordance with local guidelines. Before the meetup, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information. If you have any questions about in-person meetups, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Jackson has been the director of The Writing Salon since March 2016. He has taught at a wide range of colleges, schools, and retreat centers, including the University of San Francisco and the Esalen Institute. His writing has appeared in New England Review, Southern Review, Hudson Review, FIELD, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, he has won awards and fellowships from the Tor House Foundation, Warren Wilson College, Vermont Studio Center, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Jentel Artist Residency Program.
- Saturday, January 13, 2:00pm-3:30pm