Everyone tells and listens to stories. It’s the human condition. Join us in writing your own stories in whatever form you wish — fiction, poetry, essay or memoir. This is where you can speak your mind and be totally original as you learn to trust your imagination. Whether you write to discover what you are thinking about or to get something off your chest, whether what you write takes you by surprise or expresses long held beliefs, you will be welcome here. You can equip your characters to think and behave in familiar or unfamiliar ways, whether they come from your imagination or were part of an event or place that you remember or if you want to voice an opinion. We invite you to submit long or short pieces to be read aloud and discussed, to enhance our pleasure and learn from the process. From time to time we may read published authors to focus on particular writing challenges. Our group is founded on the premise that everyone has a spark of creativity that puts us in touch with ourselves and with our ways of understanding and grasping our complex world. New and experienced writers are invited to participate.