2021 WWG Meetings & Community Events
UPDATE: As the weather cools, and thanks to our wonderful partners in the Carver County Library system, WE ARE ABLE TO MEET AT WACONIA LIBRARY AGAIN, STARTING SEPTEMBER 4, 2021! More details in the individual meetings below. *Depending on how the public health situation progresses this fall, we may return to virtual meetings as a Plan B (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.)
Wednesday, September 22: Virtual WWG Critique Session. Time: 7:00-8:30 PM. Location: Google Meet (contact WWG to request to join this virtual meeting!)
Saturday, October 2: In-person WWG Meeting. Time: 10:30 AM. Location: Waconia Library, Magazine Corner.
Writing Prompt: Take a fairy tale character(s) out of their story and put them in a different setting/situation (see Writing Prompts page for more ideas!).
Saturday, October 2. The Loft: Family Writing Time- Telling Family Stories. 10:30am-12:00pm. Online class hosted by the Carver County Library. From the library event description: Vacations that went awry, adventures with pets, or sibling rivalry? All can be fodder for your own hilarious stories. Designed for kids and their grown-ups, this class prompts students of all ages to write and share their favorite family tales. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Visit the library calendar link to sign up.
Tuesday, October 12. Bad Moon Rising. 7:30-8:30pm. ACCC Arts Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska MN 55318. White Oak Room. EVENT DESCRIPTION: Prose and poetry writers, get your Halloween juices flowing. Conjure up things spooky, paranormal, and otherwise otherwordly for a live reading at the ACCC! Free event sponsored by the Arts Consortium of Carver County Literary Committee. Authors do not have to be ACCC members or residents of Carver County to participate. Please limit presentations to five minutes per author. Sign up to read when you arrive at the event, or contact Jim Kane. The general public is welcome, so invite friends and family. But beware! The spirit world has an open invitation, too.
Saturday, October 23. The Loft Literary Center: Blogging for Beginners. 10:30am-12:00pm. Online class hosted by the Carver County Library. From the Library event description: Platforms like WordPress.com and Blogger.com make it easy to start writing about your favorite topic, whether its sports, cooking, politics, or something personal. You might also use a blog to promote other writing projects or a small business. In this class you’ll learn about writing compelling content and building an audience so your blog is a big hit. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Visit the library calendar link to sign up.
Saturday, October 30. WWG Virtual Planning Session for National Novel Writing Month 2021. Time: 10:30 AM. Location: TBD, either Zoom or Google Meet. Goals: To get together over the interwebs to discuss our writing projects for NaNoWriMo ’21! An opportunity to get feedback on your project… and to share tools, tips, insights, and support! MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Tuesday, November 2. Writers Appreciation Reception. Time and Location TBD. Hosted by the ACCC. EVENT DESCRIPTION (from the ArtMatters Sept Newsletter): Did you know that authors/writers have our own holiday? November 1st is National Author’s Day, as well as the start of National Novel Writing Month! To celebrate writers of all kinds the ACCC Literary Committee is hosting a reception to acknowledge our creative talents. Mark your calendars again for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, more details will follow. If you have any questions please contact any member of the Literary Committee of the ACCC at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the ACCC office/Gift Shop at 952-443-3200.
Wednesday, November 3: WWG Virtual Write-In for National Novel Writing Month. Time: 7:00 PM – whenever! Location: Google Meet. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Saturday, November 6: In-person WWG Meeting. Time: 10:30 AM. Location: Waconia Library, Magazine Corner.
Writing Prompt: TBD
Wednesday, November 10: WWG Virtual Write-In for National Novel Writing Month. Time: 7:00 PM – whenever! Location: Google Meet. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Wednesday, November 17: WWG Virtual Write-In for National Novel Writing Month. Time: 7:00 PM – whenever! Location: Google Meet. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Wednesday, November 24: WWG Virtual Write-In for National Novel Writing Month. Time: 7:00 PM – whenever! Location: Google Meet. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Tuesday, November 30: THE FINAL HOURS! WWG Virtual Write-A-Thon for National Novel Writing Month. Time: 7:00 PM – whenever! Location: Google Meet. Goal: FINISH THE DARN BOOK! MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Saturday, December 4: In-person WWG Meeting. Time: 10:30 AM. Location: Waconia Library, Magazine Corner.
Writing Prompt: TBD
Other Writers’ Opportunities & Activities
Ongoing Opportunities from the ACCC:
Arts Consortium of Carver County – Calendar of Events
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!
ACCC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Artsincarvercounty/
ACCC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artsofcarvercounty/
More Writerly Events from the Carver County Library:
Carver County Library System – 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.