Fall 2022 Writing Salon Acces
A daily, lightly structured, virtual workspace for writers and makers.
- 1 hr1 hour
- 10 US dollars$10
This writing salon is a virtual workspace to find community and accountability in your writing and beyond. Open 24/7 every day, you can join at any time for any length of time and use our Whatsapp group to notify other members of when you plan to join and vice versa. It’s a space where you can work independently yet in community. The fall session is August 1st to December 31st. The spring session is from January 1st until May 31st. You can register at any time. Each month, the fee reduces by $10. If you’re experiencing financial hardship and can’t afford the fee at this time, please email me and let me know why you’d like to join the salon, and I will waive the fee for you. The most popular time in the salon is currently 8:30-10:00am PST (11:30-1:00 EST). We follow the structure below: - 5 minute brief check-in - 5 minute meditation - 5 minute free-write ~ 70 minutes writing/work, individual practice - 5 minute brief check-in If you stay beyond 90 minutes, which is common for many salon members, those present can decide on how often to check in after the first one. Typically, it’s every 90 minutes, but members can modify this based on their needs. If you arrive after or before a verbal check-in, use the chat feature to do so. Please come and leave quietly if others are working when you join or if you have to leave before an established check-in. You can update where your name is displayed with this information if you wish. The writing salon is a self-run space. When I am present, I facilitate. However, when I am not in the salon, members take turns time-keeping. This is a welcoming and supportive space where we respect the gentle structure and brief shares, keeping them under one minute unless members all agree to have longer check-ins or discussions, which happens more commonly when just two members are present. It is important for you to speak your time restraints and goals clearly when you check in for this reason. Members are also expected to be respectful and kind to others, always respecting their privacy regarding the check-ins. What is shared in this space stays in this space. The writing salon is a strong way to start your day or invigorate your afternoon, depending on where you are joining us from. I've been hosting and participating in this writing salon since 2021, and I will keep it open indefinitely at an affordable rate, never turning anyone away for lack of funds, as long as people continue to benefit from the space.