SIGN UP (IT’S FREE):
The Bus Stop Theatre Writer’s Circle (formerly the Bus Stop Theatre Playwrights Unit) is an open invite writer’s collective. We meet monthly to share writing and feedback. We aim to create an affirming, nurturing space to support the vulnerable practice of sharing new writing. Join us once or come every month – we just ask that you sign up in advance because capacity is limited.
To date we have been a theatre/playwright focused group, and that’s where most of our expertise is. We value cross-pollination and we invite writers from other disciplines to join us! Whether you want to dip your toes into playwriting or you want to get feedback on your poetry/screenplay/short story, we’d love to have you.
We have resources to support artists working towards professional productions, but we welcome all writers, whether you identify as “professional” or not.
The BST Writer’s Circle is organized by producer Meg Hubley and coordinator Karen Gross.
HOW IT WORKS:
We meet on the third Sunday of every month.
After you sign up, we’ll confirm your spot (and send you the Zoom link) a week before the session. We have space for ten people who want to share work plus five people who just want to listen and give feedback.
Sessions are about two hours long with a break halfway through and ten minutes per writer to share writing and hear feedback. We go over the details of how sessions run every time, so don’t worry if it’s your first time joining us! You’re also welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We suggest bringing a maximum of two pages of writing to allow enough time for responses. Writers are encouraged to come to the session with a specific question or issue they’re working on and want feedback about. The facilitator can also offer reflection questions to the group.
This is a reciprocal exchange: sharing your feedback is as important as sharing your work.
If you’re new to the Writer’s Circle and you want to get a feel for the group before you share your writing, or if you just don’t have work to share this month, you’re welcome to attend as a listener.
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