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, July 10. 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!

Wednesday, July 21: 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

Tuesday, June 29. Welcome Back Open Reading. 7:00-8:00 PM. ACCC Arts Center. From the ACCC website: The Literary Committee of the Arts Consortium of Carver County invites you to join us for a “Welcome Back” Open Reading at the Chaska Community Center on June 29 at 7pm in the Theater of the Chaska Community Center.  Poets and Prose writers are invited to share their work at the open mic.  Please limit your selection(s) to 5 minutes in length in order to allow as many as possible to read. This is a good opportunity to read a recent publication, something you wrote last year, or a piece from a new book.

Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11. ARTSTOCK Art Wine & Music Festival 2021 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sunday. Parley Lake Winery. From the ACCC Website: ArtStock is a 2-day art & music festival. In addition to the artist booths and the picturesque, vineyard/orchard setting, live music fills the air both days enhancing this wonderful, summertime experience. The festival includes an assortment of exciting new artists, as well as old favorites, representing diverse media such as photography, sculpture, wearable arts, glass, fibers, painting, and more… there is truly something for everyone! CALL FOR ARTISTS, MORE INFORMATION HERE.

From the Carver County Library :

Wednesday, July 7. The Loft Literary Center: Copy Editor’s Guide to Grammar (VIRTUAL CLASS) 6:30-8:00 PM. From the Carver County Library Events calendar: Copy editors are experts at communicating clearly and effectively. This workshop will cover syntax, and grammar fundamentals. This seminar also reviews adhering to workplace specific style guides, narrative flow, and principles of great communication. Registration is required.

Wednesday, July 14. The Loft Literary Center: Writing for the Web (VIRTUAL CLASS) 6:30-8:00 PM. From the Carver County Library Events calendar: When you go to a company or organization website, you aren’t seeking the same things you might from a great book, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an art to writing for the web. Website writing needs to be organized and presented for the medium it serves. The scanning eye and clicking finger dominate this landscape, and effective organizational website writing knows how to take advantage of those behaviors. In this seminar, you’ll learn some key web writing practices like employing hierarchies of information, ensuring short, scannable text, and highlighting content with visual cues. Registration is required.

Ongoing Opportunities

From the ACCC Newsletters:

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!