OUTwrites Play Writing Workshop

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If you are fascinated by people, the way they act, think, communicate and most importantly why and what made them the person they are, then playwriting might just be your jam. Each session will explore some of the topics listed below as well as writing exercises that incorporate what you are working on in that session. 

Please help us spread the word!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1241147309402542/

  • Creating multi-dimensional characters
  • how to give them stakes so their behaviour is believable
  • exploring stereotypes without the cliches
  • fictionalizing people you know, situations you’ve experienced, and even yourself
  • Writing monologues
  • Keeping your dialogue distinct for each character
  • Ways to turn issues you are passionate about into theatrical scenes
  • Comedy as a revolutionary tool
  • Making sure you have actually written it in the play
  • Picking a style

Three Free Sessions at The 519  (519 Church)

  1. Oct. 24: Creating characters, exploring stereotypes, stakes, distinct dialogue.
  2. Nov. 28: Writing monologues and scene work, picking a style, how to fictionalize real life especially yours
  3. Jan. 9: Comedy as a revolutionary tool and other ways to get your message across through your characters and the lives you give them. Making sure that it’s all in the play and not still in your head. 

Marcy Rogers is a writer/performer whose works include the Dora nominated Nocturnal Emissions, Psycho Bitch From Hell: An Intimate Evening With Satan and the short story IMHO which opens the award winning anthology Friend. Follow. Text #storiesFromLivingOnline. 

Join OUTwrites in its 16th year!

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OUTwrites meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at The 519 Community centre at 519 Church St., Toronto, ON.

Join us for our 2019-20 Season!

OUTwrites is a queer writing group where writers of all levels and forms (poetry, fiction, scripts) are welcome. We do writing exercises to get you inspired and if you bring copies (6-8) of your work, we provide a forum for reader feedback. Spread the word!

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Current dates (meetings are held at The 519 on Church St. every second and fourth Thursdays from 8pm to 10pm and are subject to The 519’s schedule)

2019 Fall/Winter Session (9 sessions) – click interested and share our fbook event
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Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12; Jan. 9, 23;

2020 Winter/Spring Session (9 sessions)
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Feb. 13, 27; Mar 12, 26; Apr. 9, 23; May 14, 28; June 11

2020 Summer Session (4 sessions)
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July 9, 23; Aug 13, 27

 

Summer Sessions 2019

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Hello Queer Writers!

OUTwrites continues to meet every 2nd and 4th Thursdays at The 519 through the summer, 2019.  Be sure to find us on facebook for the most up to date announcements. Save the dates: July 25, Aug. 8, 22.

https://www.facebook.com/events/371833213534900/?event_time_id=371833216868233

 

OW22: October Meetings

The Creation of Adams Pregnant Angel (Aries Cheung)Ever wanted to write a queer horror or thriller? Join us as we enter the fall session and prepare for NANOWRIMO.  Share this event with friends!

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OUTwrites meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at The 519 Community centre at 519 Church St., Toronto, ON.

Join us for our 2018-19 Season!

OUTwrites is a queer writing group that meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at The 519 Community centre at 519 Church St., Toronto, ON. All levels and forms (poetry, fiction, scripts) are welcome. We do writing exercises to get you inspired and if you bring copies (6-8) of your work, we provide a forum for reader feedback. Spread the word!

Art by Aries Cheung

Next meeting Oct. 25:  save the date and invite others!  Oct. 25 Facebook Event click here.

 

 

OW20 – Meeting 1 of our 2018-19 Season!

Aries_Cheung_Sisters.jpgJoin us for our inaugural meeting of the 2018-19 Season!

OUTwrites is a queer writing group that meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at The 519 Community centre at 519 Church St., Toronto, ON. All levels and forms (poetry, fiction, scripts) are welcome. We do writing exercises to get you inspired and if you bring copies (6-8) of your work, we provide a forum for reader feedback.

Spread the word!
Save our future meeting dates:
Next meeting:  Thurs Sept. 27
2018 Fall/Winter Session (9 sessions)
OW20-28: Sept. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 27; Dec. 13; Jan. 10, 24;2019 Spring Session (9 sessions)
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Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23; Jun 13

#lgbtq #queerlit #creativewriting

Winter/Spring Session 2017-18

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OUTwrites continues to meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month at The 519.  See our about section for meeting details.  Get involved!  Join our team (click here).

Save the dates:\

Jan. 11, 25; 2018 Spring Session (9): OW10- Feb. 8, 22; OW12 Mar. 8, 22; OW14 Apr. 12, 26; OW16 May 10, 24; Jun. 14

Meeting Apr. 27

cherryblossomHello OUTwriters,

Just a reminder about our meeting this Thursday where we will critique and write to some exercises, and discuss all things literary in the city!

Bring copies of your work (6-8) if you’d like to have it reviewed.

Keep on writing…
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contact festips:  Get inspired!  The Contact Photography Festival is coming on April 28th.  Want something to write about?  How about Chechnya?  Were you at the protest?