An 8-week creative writing circle for nonbinary, queer, and women people to rite, right, write together. Any style, genre, and skill level are welcome; held live over Zoom.

Round image with white background and black cursive text that reads "Rite, Right, Writing Circle" with an illustration of a feather pen writing in the center of the circle.
Round image with white background and black cursive text that reads “Rite, Right, Writing Circle” with an illustration of a feather pen writing in the center of the circle.

This is a process space to learn, grow, and become while connecting and building community with others.

We welcome all raw, unedited, and rough drafts—the is a process space not a technical critique or editing space.

Each week we will meet for 90min and our circle will include a freewrite session with prompts offered, reading, and sharing time.

I began holding space in writing circles during my time in Los Angeles serving in community at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural. I noticed a strong lack of voices at the weekly open mic and wanted to encourage more gender diversity and perspective in that space. So together, we came up with me hosting a weekly writing circle that would meet just before open mic every Friday. That was back in 2010! I continued that circle until I moved in 2012 when poet and teacher Alex Hohmann graciously continued holding that space. When I arrived in central Texas, a small town, I again noticed a lack of voices having volume and space, so I started up a weekly writing circle there from 2013-2017. I have been published in various journals online and in print, and in 2015 I published my collection called “bloodstories : a cycle of 28 poems” via Yellow Chair Press.

I absolutely love the experience of gathering together with others to write and share and listen to one another. There is a particular energy in the space when we are co-creating around one another, an uncanny thread of themes and ideas yet so completely unique to each person. It is an honor to me each time I sit in a circle with others and put pen to paper. It is a chance to get to know myself better, and to know others more deeply and authentically. This is the space I invite you into as we rite, right, write ourselves into becoming!

Circle is held live, virtually, over Zoom, and is open to anyone globally; circle is facilitated in English; and scheduled in Central Standard Time or GMT -06:00.

Next cycle begins: Thursday June 2, 2022 from 6:30pm-8pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 21st.

Click here to register in Full for $375 – this is the full price of the entire 8 weeks paid in full up front

Click here to register at $25/week rate – Limited slots; Preference for Community Care slots will go to BIPOC, queer, trans, and nonbinary participants

Click here to register at $50/week rate – This level is the foundational fee that covers the cost of running this group

Click here to register at $75/week rate – This level is for those with a little extra abundance to share which helps support Community Care members 

Email Jennifer at expansiveexpressions@gmail.com for more info.