2021 WWG Meetings & Events

UPDATE: We are going to start hosting outdoor meetings in person for Spring/Summer 2021, weather permitting! We will continue to plan virtual meetings as backup, in the event of inclement weather (members on the email list will be contacted with the Zoom invite. If you’re new to WWG and would like to join this meeting, please use the contact form on the WWG home page to request an invitation.)

Saturday, May 15. In-person WWG Meeting. 10:30 AM. Gazebo, City Square Park, Downtown Waconia. Weather permitting; in the event of inclement weather, a Zoom meeting will be offered as Plan B. Please bring your own lawn chair and mask; social distancing will be observed.

Wednesday, May 19: Virtual WWG Critique Session (Zoom). 7:00 PM. Virtual opportunity for our group members to share their work for peer feedback. Please use the Contact Form below for more information and to request an invitation if interested.

Other Writers’ Opportunities & Activities

From the ACCC :

Wednesday, April 21. Virtual Celebration of the 2021 ACCC Poetry Contest winners. Hosted by the ACCC Literary Committee. 6:30 PM. From the ACCC website: Join us for a virtual Celebration of National Poetry Month […] The reading will feature the winners and participants from the Adult Resident and Nonresident categories of our 8th annual ACCC Poetry Contest.  If you would like to hear the reading, please RSVP by April 18, 2021 to to receive the Zoom invitation. We hope you will join us then.

From the ACCC Newsletters (Ongoing Opportunities):

Call For Writers: Would you like to share the poetry and literary prose you have been writing while you shelter in place?  We are starting an ACCC Pandemic Arts Journal, and we encourage you to submit your work in written, video or audio form. In fact, we would especially encourage you to make a video of you reading your work, upload it on YouTube, and submit it as directed on the website. If you don’t know how to do that, there are many places on the internet to find out. Check out the website for details on how to submit. Use #ACCCPandemicArtsJournal if you post it on your social media accounts.

Haikus for Healing:  Want to lighten someone’s day? If you write a haiku in chalk on a sidewalk (where permitted) or post a haiku in your yard, take a picture and post it on the ACCC Facebook and Instagram pages along with #ACCCHaikus4Healing. Wouldn’t it be fun to make someone smile reading poetry!
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Carver County Library System – Calendar of Events (Carver County Libraries have canceled all in-person events until further notice! Online events still offered)

Arts Consortium of Carver County – Calendar of Events

Loft Schedule of Events and Readings (Check for online events. Registration fees & requirements vary)

Loft Classes Schedule (Classes are being offered online. Registration fees & requirements vary)

NOTE: Events are free unless stated in description. Registration may be required and will also be noted.

Is there an upcoming writer event in your area we should include here? Let us know!