ALL DROP IN PROGRAMS ARE FREE FOR AWCS MEMBERS, NON-MEMBERS: $5
Free Fall Writing Sessions
AWCS uses the “free fall” method of creative writing as the basis for all instruction. The free fall method of writing was first introduced by W.O Mitchell, and further refined by Michael Fay when he set up his own creative writing courses.
Free Fall Method of Writing
The free fall method of writing encourages the writer to write without editing as they go. That editorial instinct to edit as you write, common to most writers, can be tempting but also time-consuming and counterproductive.
W.O. Mitchell’s free fall method encourages writers to switch off their inner editor and just write as the thoughts come into their minds, relying on sensory information and memories. The writer can edit after the piece is finished, but during the process, it is essential the writer does not revise his or her work.
Our Free Fall Writing Sessions take it a step further. You will meet great people, have lots of laughs, share in a fun and supportive environment, learn ways to develop new ideas for writing projects, ie: verbal cues, images, sentences, snippets of dialogue.
Although it’s encouraged, you don’t have to share your writing. There is no critiquing involved in free fall. This is meant to only let your subconscious flow freely onto the page.
Break through writer’s block. Have fun. And write.
Every Friday | 10am to noon | AWCS Members: Free | Non-Members: $5
Our daytime sessions have been a staple of AWCS programming for several years. We are proud of the commitment of our volunteers and members who help make this program what it is. All new members are welcome to come down and join us and practice the free fall method. If you want to bring a guest, or you’re a non-member looking to try something different, great: but there is a $5 drop in fee for any non-members.
Evening sessions are held two Thursdays a month from 7-9pm. Please check the events page for upcoming sessions.
Check out the Free Fall Friday Fragments Blog
Emerging Writers Group (AKA, Forget About Adult Stuff and Write!) | 2nd Saturday of the month
There is a special drop-in time for emerging adult writers. For anyone ages 18-25, enjoy this chance to be productive in a group of your peers. Forget about adult stuff and write for two hours on the second Saturday of each month. The inaugural Emerging Writers Forget About Adult Stuff And Write For Two Hours session will be on January 13, 2018 from 6 PM – 8 PM. This group might be of particular interest for those who have aged out of our youth programs but want to continue getting together with friends and writing colleagues.
The Prose Group | 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
The Little Book Club for Writers
Next Meeting: May 8, 2017 @ Owl’s Nest Books 815A, 49th Ave SW | 7pm
Book: Tenth of December by George Saunders (specifically the story Victory Lap)
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