Baton Rouge Writers Workshop

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” [1]

Baton Rouge Writers Workshop is an interactive writing group designed to provide a source of information, motivation, and opportunity for writers to sharpen their writing skills. Member-driven meetings are designed to give you that edge and motivate you to meet schedules, share writing problems, find solutions, and get encouragement and support from like-minded individuals.

Here you can sign up to be a host or speaker for workshops, arrange a mini-event, read some pages of your work, and network with writers in a wide range of interest, ages, and experience. Those of our group who have published will be invited to share what they have learned with us.

Our group is just writers meeting writers to offer support and encouragement. A short presentation will start some meetings, followed by announcements and introductions or readings and critique sessions of members original work. We welcome all genres; poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction. Make time for your dreams. Step up and join us.

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Meeting Place

We meet at the East Baton Rouge Public Library, Goodwood Main Branch.
We have Conference Room A on the second floor reserved for each meeting.

7711 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Will You Be At Our Next Session?

Here are our next three upcoming sessions:

No events currently listed.

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Meeting Days & Times

We meet every other Sunday from 6pm-8pm. A list of upcoming dates and meetings are below:

Sharing Session Description

This is our meeting where we share our work with each other. Anyone can attend, but those who want to share work and get feedback will need to bring $1 or be a dues-paying member. Each reader gets up to 15 minutes of sharing time. There will be a signup list for sharing at the meeting, and you can sign up as soon as the meeting starts, which is right at 6:00 PM.

We have a variety of sharing options, you choose what you prefer:

1) Bring in printed copies so fellow writers can read quietly and markup the piece, then discuss feedback aloud (Most Preferred)

2) Bring a Notebook, Tablet, etc. and connect it to the projector to view your piece on screen, reading your piece aloud while fellow writers can follow along

3) Bring in your piece (in whatever form) and read aloud – no extras necessary

However you bring it, however you present it, we’ll share and grow it with you.

Workshop Description

Writing Workshops are part learn, part do, and all fun.

The three parts of the workshop are:
1) Learn: Topic introduction and crash-course teaching
2) Do: Active application and “Hands On” practice with course material
3) Grow: Debriefing, *optional* sharing of what you did, and feedback.

One of our members will present a guided lesson on a topic relevant to the diverse stages of writing. Examples of prior workshops include:

  • Dialogue
  • Character Development
  • Outlining and Planning a book
  • Polishing for Self-Publishing
  • Marketing Copy
  • How to Pitch