Writing Lounge

“Summer Wordplay” 
Tuesdays | 10:30-1:00pm
July – September, 2019
Writing Lounge at the Hoffman Center
Drop-in fee is $5
Join us for one or all of the sessions

September 17th is our last session of Summer WordPlay and an opportunity to share your work at our Open Mic.  Starting at 10:30, Kathie Hightower will lead a short instruction period on how to effectively read your work in front of an audience, and then around 11:30, we’ll have an actual Open Mic.

Participants are invited to share five minutes (about 900 words, or 3 pages double-spaced), of original work–ideally work that got its start in one of our summer WordPlay sessions.

Members of the public are invited to listen, too.  Some fantastic pieces have been launched from Writing in the Garden, Writing from Images, Timed Free-Writes, Short Prompts, and from Mining the Classifieds.  Come listen!  You’ll be amazed what these writers have dreamed up!

Join us for Quiet Writing days on alternate Tuesdays.

ExpiredWriting Lounge: Summer WordPlay

  • Writing in the Wonder Garden
    July 9, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Using Timed Free-Writes
    July 23, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Writing from Images (old pictures, phone pics, etc)
    August 6, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Writing Fiction from Short Prompts
    August 20, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Mining the Classifieds for Stories
    September 3, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Summer WordPlay Open Mic
    September 17, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for prompts and ideas for generating new work.


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130