at Louis Place is a community for writers. All activities are open to every writer in our community. Here’s a selection:
We write together for an hour, twice every day (8-9am and 2-3pm ET, Monday through Sunday). Not everyone can join us every day. Some of our writers don’t participate in daily writing at all. For others, quiet daily cowriting is an important anchor. During monthly writing retreats, the Daily writing room is open all day, with somatic sessions led by a special guest. Writing retreats are lovingly hosted by Quincy Flowers.
Need a reader? Facilitated by Naima Lowe, Page Exchange is a monthly opportunity to exchange pages for feedback with writers in the community. Submit pages for exchange mid-month; meet with your partner to share feedback later in the month. For writers who need more or different feedback than they can find in weekly Trajectory sessions, or writers who can't commit to weekly sessions.
We shoot the shit occasionally...strategizing about software, residency applications, chitchatting about articles we've recently read, just hanging out. This winter/spring, we'll be hosting a community salon and open mic.
About half of us link up with small groups—we call these Trajectory—for “workshop,” for accountability, or a little bit of each. All groups are interdisciplinary and include a mix of writers from different backgrounds.
Some Trajectories are supported by our team of Community Liaisons—stewards who help anchor Trajectory groups and keep them running smoothly. Current groups include:
- Large-Scale Writing Projects (for writers working on books, chapbooks, and scripts)
- Poetry Club (writing poems)
- Close Encounters (renewing our connection to creative work through generative writing and discussion)
- Weird Scripts (for experiments in performance)
- Fiction Workshop (for novelists and short story writers)
We create roundups of prompts and reflections from writers, articles, and events discussed in the community. We’ve got hundreds so far, including new follow-along video prompts.
Workshops at Louis Place Workshops at Louis Place are generative and horizontal—thinking/writing aloud and alongside our mentors and guides. Spring 2023 workshops are open to visitors who aren’t currently writing with our community. Read about / register for Spring 2023 workshops.
Writers in our community have access to all guest workshops as well as our growing archive, which includes recordings and notes from sessions led Quincy Flowers, Anjuli Raza Kolb, Cori Olinghouse, Ashon Crawley, Mayra Rodríguez Castro, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and many others.
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