April 10th WWG Meeting Recap


Group Updates:

  • We met in person for the first time since SEPTEMBER 2020! It was breezy/freezy, but we did it! Good to see those who braved the arctic (i.e. typical MN April) weather! Hopefully the next one will be warmer.

Sharing Pieces:

  • We shared pieces on the prompt: “Inspired by Actual Events.” Nice work, everyone!
  • (PLEASE NOTE: If members would like their past work, prompts or otherwise, featured on our WWG website, let Jen know! We have a page – In Our Own Words – devoted to highlighting work of our members who volunteer to share it!) 


  • We are continuing our virtual Critique Sessions! The next session is Wednesday, April 14th, at 7pm on Zoom. Please use the contact form to request an invite!
      • How we plan to use this time:
        1. We’ll kick off with a free-write, 10 or 20 minutes 
        2. We are going to use the rest of our meeting to focus on one of our goals mentioned above, critique and feedback!
          • Participants should bring a piece to this meeting they are currently working on and would like feedback on.
          • We have created a shared Google Drive folder to store our pieces for review and critique. If you would like to participate, contact Jen for access to this folder. We try to have pieces uploaded at least a few days in advance of the next session, to allow for comments and feedback prior to the meeting.
          • We will take turns reading our pieces and open the floor for critique.
          • We will agree on a time limit per member for reading and feedback.
          • We will also follow our unanimously agreed-upon “Critique Code” to make sure people feel comfortable and are on the same page with the critique process.
      • All are invited to this Wednesday night meeting; please know that we would like to stick to the two activities above during this time. We will be continuing our regular meetings the first Saturday of the month! 

Next Saturday Meeting:

Weather permitting, we will meet at 10:30am on Saturday, May 15th, at City Square Park in Downtown Waconia! Meet us by the gazebo! (Bring your mask and a lawn chair.)
NOTE: There will be a back-up virtual meeting planned, in the event of inclement weather.

Prompt for May 15th: Write about an encounter with law enforcement.


Anything I missed? Go ahead and share in the comments below! ~Jen


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