Writers' Work Groups

24PearlStreet is thrilled to announce Writers' Work Groups, a new program designed to extend the online workshop experience and provide a space for writers to work alongside one another.

For years, we’ve heard from workshop participants that it’s challenging to find the motivation to keep writing once a class is over. Motivation begins to fade and feelings of isolation set in. The sense of community that was present in the workshop is suddenly gone, and writing stalls.

This seemed like a problem we could easily solve. Having communicated with so many talented and driven students over the years, we knew we had a wonderful community at our fingertips. All we had to do was connect writers to each other beyond the workshop.

That’s why, on the 50th anniversary of the Work Center, we’re excited to introduce the pilot term of Writers' Work Groups. For the first time ever, we’re matching up students with their peers so they can develop meaningful writing relationships and sustain momentum in their work.


What's the format?

Like our online workshops, Writers’ Work Groups take place entirely online. They are self-directed, so there is no faculty instruction, but there is guidance from 24PearlStreet’s staff. As administrators, we want to create a productive and respectful community, and our involvement will reflect that.

24PearlStreet’s staff is also actively involved in creating the groups, ensuring that participants are well matched. A self-assessment helps us place writers in groups of their desired style and size. The number of participants will vary across groups, but will never exceed eight people.

Terms are five months long and the fee per term is $125.

The first term will run from June 11 - October 26, 2018.

A 24PearlStreet Writers’ Work Group offers:

Customized placement into a group that fits your goals and preferences

The choice between a critique group and an accountability-focused group

Five months of access to the online platform and support from fellow writers

Unlimited engagement with a tight-knit writing community

Relationships with writers who can ultimately be readers for your manuscripts

Commitment alongside flexibility (your group decides structure and deadlines)

Guidance and friendly check-ins from the small staff at 24PearlStreet

25% off tuition for a Summer or Fall 2018 online writing workshop


How to register for a Writers' Work Group:

The first step is to complete our self-assessment, which can be found here.

If your software does not support fillable PDFS (or if you are unsure whether it does), please feel free to use our Google form, found here

Self-assessments are due by May 18th and should be emailed to gleghorn@fawc.org.

After we receive and process your self-assessment, we will email you a link to our payment form. Payment will be required to hold your space in the program.

Want to know more? Email the 24PearlStreet Program Manager at gleghorn@fawc.org.