Women’s Writing Circle News

The Circle meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will meet Dec. 10 for our annual Holiday read around and Secret Santa Book Exchange at Chester Springs Library.

Bring a new or gently used favorite book and exchange it for the gift of another book from one of your fellow writers.

Baked goods are also appreciated to bring a little sweet festivity to our gathering.

Here’s a writing prompt from Julia Cameron:

Use an hour to connect to a younger you, someone you might think of as Younger Self. Use the Younger Self to speak to you directly through a personal letter. Let the Younger Self speak to you of its wishes, hopes, thoughts, concerns and dreams. Do not censor anything your inner youngster has to say to you. Write for a least half an hour. Then take a deep breath and absorb what your inner youngster had to say.

“A word after a word after a word is Power.” ~ Margaret Atwood

Guidelines for Read-Around

Each writer gets 5 minutes. She may use this time however she pleases; to read or to read and get feedback on her work. Please practice your reading before you come to read-around. It helps those listening to your work and provides for more valuable feedback.


The Women’s Writing Circle is a supportive place where we share our love of writing and our work in a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill. The read-around is a lovely exercise of reading aloud what you wrote in an intimate setting while “test-driving” your voice and your work. We also discuss writing techniques. There is a $10 fee to attend the Circle for time spent in organizing and a donation to the library. For more information, contact Susan Weidener at: sgweidener@comcast.net


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