Writers’ Group Facilitator Training

Write616 is pleased to share a special training program for people who may be called to lead a writers’ group.

The event, scheduled for Sunday, July 14, from 2p to 7p, reviews the core competencies you’ll need to effectively nurture authors and poets on their professional journey. Topics include:

  • Principles of effective literary critique
  • Aligning the group’s purpose to its potential membership
  • Managing difficult personalities
  • Nurturing natural systems of mutual accountability
  • Administering a writers’ group using the GRWT forum system
  • Best practices for peer facilitation

This event is co-sponsored by the Grand River Writing TribeCaffeinated Press & Diction Dude LLC. Your $50 registration fee for this event supports Write616, a non-profit writers’ center serving the writers and readers of West Michigan and beyond.

Snacks provided.

To sign up, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-group-facilitator-training-tickets-64093001894. We require registration through EventBrite for this event.

An Evening of Literary Luminescence

Write616 invites you to our event, An Evening of Literary Luminescence, to be held on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University.

You’ll learn more about the mission and programs of Write616 and get a sneak peek of our plan to launch a major literary festival in Grand Rapids.

Plus, special guest Linda Nemec Foster will read from The Lake Michigan Mermaid — a 2019 Michigan Notable Book Award honoree — and her other works.

And, of course, you’ll reconnect with old friends in the literary community and build new ones while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and bask in the soft jazz piano of Robin Connell Trio.

Tickets start at $75 per person. All proceeds fund the Write616 mission of supporting West Michigan authors and poets as they grow their craft and find their voice.

Can’t make it? Please consider offering a one-time gift or a monthly pledge through Patreon. Without your generous contribution, we won’t be able to continue offering the programs that enrich our local literary community.

To ensure we’ve planned appropriately for your attendance, please reserve your ticket by February 20.