About

The Red Deer and Area Writing Group known as “Writers’ Ink” is a group of adults who meet weekly to share and critique one another’s writing. 

Contact:  reddeerwritersink@gmail.com

37 Responses to About

  1. Leslie says:

    I was curious when meeting were held and how one can join.

    • Thanks for your interest. We meet at Sunnybrook Farm every Tuesday night from 7:00 to about 9:00 p.m. The first three visits are free. After that, each member pays $2 per meeting to pay for the rental of our facility. More info is on the blog as the first entry.

  2. Josh says:

    Hi there,

    Can someone drop in unannounced? I’m interested in coming by.

  3. Fiona says:

    Hello Jock
    I see that anyone can drop by, first 3 meetings free, thereafter, $2 /mtg to help pay for the hall…Is there a membership fee at all, or is it just $2 per mtg attended?
    Thanks for the info, and yes, as soon as I am over this dratted cold, I plan to drop in!
    Fiona

  4. shelley brzak says:

    hi I’m shelley I’m an artist first been in a few art exhibits poet second have over 15 editor choice awards published in surrender the moon this is for poetry also to be published in World Poetry movement a link off oprah magazine on jun3 2011 in the library of poetry in america an author with strategics book publishing and marketing agency in durham ct. It would definitely be my priviledge and honor to join this group if u would like thnks sincerely shelleyb

  5. Hi Jock: I know the group will be celebrating a 20th anniversary next year. Any big plans in the works to mark the occasion? Miss you all. Murray

  6. Harry Ludwig – planning on stopping by for tonight’s meeting. Is that ok?
    Unpublished non-fiction writer and researcher.

  7. Lisa Woelke says:

    Hello Jock,
    My name is Lisa Woelke, I am 23 and am working on my first non-fiction book. I am looking to join a writers group here in Red Deer in order to learn everything I can about writing and get to know more people that have the same interests as myself… Writing! Can I drop in sometime and join your group? Thank you!

  8. Kelly Olsen says:

    Hi Jock.

    I attended a couple of times late in the summer of 2010. My mom passed away last Christmas Day and it’s taken this long to drum up the desire to start writing again. I look forward to getting in the saddle once more and seeing you all again. I’ll see you soon.

    Kelly Olsen

  9. Darcie Kinsey says:

    Ah! I’m so excited to have found you! I plan to stop by this Tuesday (Dec. 6). Can’t wait!!!

  10. Diane says:

    I have had writer’s block for 20 years and am hoping that by hearing others I will be able to write again. Am I allowed to observe and soak in what others are doing or is it necessary to be actively writing? I am trying to start again…Thanks!

    • Most of our guests wait a few meetings before starting to share. We try to be an open and encouraging group whether you are writing for the pure joy or to get published or to get started or to get started again. Meetings are free for the first three visits as you try us out and then we ask for $2 per person per meeting to pay the rent. Hope to see you soon.

  11. Cat Funk says:

    Hello, I’m new to RD and writing has been a hobby since childhood. I thought it might be fun to pursue this more seriously and am wondering 1) Are you meeting tomorrow night, December 27? and 2) I notice some of your questions are asked by relatively young folk. How welcome are slightly crazy middle aged ladies?

  12. Hello there:My name is Vanessa Quartly .I am from just west of Bowden,Alberta and I am trying to find out who to talk to regarding joining a writing club and learning how to write ingeneral.I have done several articles for various horse magazines but what I am really interested in is learning about creative writing{short stories or perhaps even novels}.As of Sept.5th 2012 are you still meeting every Tuesday? Do you have any advice as to how to get started as I do not really want to do online courses{I want to connect with rteal people}? Could you please let me know if you receive this message?Sincerely:Vanessa

    • Hi Vanessa,

      Yes, we continue to meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunnybrook Farm. We would love to have you join us. Please stop in when you are able. We have people who have written novels, plays, poetry, magazine articles, etc.

  13. Hi again: Never mind about the directions as I googled them so I will probably see you all there on Tues.Sept 11th.Bye for now:Vanessa

  14. Hello again: I had a really good time at yor meeting on Sept.11th and am going to be attending again perhaps as soon as next week.I did not realize the amount of great local talent that we have right here in Red Deer and to be honest was just a little intimidaed ,but I am going to dive right in and will be bringing a sample of my own writing for you all to critique .I am really looking forward to your comments.Sincerely:Vanessa

  15. Colin Sterling says:

    Not sure if the Writer’s Ink group is aware of this but Margaret Atwood is giving a free reading at MacEwan Hall in Calgary at 7:00 on February 14th as part of the University’s Distinguished Visiting Writer’s Program. Admission is free and unticketed.

  16. Is anybody Going to see Margaret Atwood speak?:Vanessa

  17. Cynthia says:

    Is this group still active? I’m looking to pop in but I’m from Rocky, I wouldn’t want to drive all that way if this is no longer going on! Please let me know. 🙂

    • amazoneea says:

      We’re meeting every week unless weather conditions are really bad and then, an e.mail is circulated to announce that day’s cancelling.

  18. Sherrie Wood says:

    Hello there! Just wondering… Approximately how many members are in Writers’s Ink currently? I’ll be happy to join you tonight and every Tuesday evening when I’m available! It’s a pleasure to have this opportunity to share words of wisdom once again!

    • amazoneea says:

      I don’t know how many paying members we have but our president can let you know. She’s with us for most of the meetings. Welcome and see you at the meetings.

  19. Vanessa Quartly says:

    Hi there: I have not fallen off the face of the earth but I have had some serous health problems and am finally on the right medication so things are getting better. Unfortunately this is now horse show season and a very busy time for me but I will try to get to some meetings as I really enjoy the interaction and the writings from the other members .Sincerely: Vanessa

  20. April says:

    Just found this site! I will be at your Tuesday meetings after the summer: I teach Pony Club Tues evenings in Red Deer starting this Tuesday: my timing is not the best… Looking forward to meeting the group.

  21. Ali says:

    Hi there, does the group write during the meetings or just read? I was in a group in Lethbridge and we would write off of prompts for the first 30-45 minutes and read them out. I had a bad habit of only writing during those meetings – so I wouldn’t ahve anything to bring from home to read. Thanks.

  22. Yes! Please join us Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Sunnybrook farmhouse. 🙂

  23. Maija says:

    Hey, my name is maija and I would love to be able to share and learn from other people who are so talented! I am only 17 and unaccomplished as a writer… is it an adult only group? Thanks!

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