CVRep’s Writers Group is facilitated by playwright, actor, instructor, Andy Harmon.
Membership is open to all writers who are interested in becoming better storytellers, developing their presentation skills and learning what performance has to teach.
On hiatus for August…the group will start meeting again in September 2018.
The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 8 & 22 | October 13 & 27
Each drop-in session is $15. You can pay at the class. This workshop is for Adults only.
For more information, please email Andy Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a member of the Writers Group I always feel encouraged. Meeting twice a month keeps me accountable to continue writing. Truly, I could not ask for a more supportive group of people to be around in this journey.” – Lisa Hammert
I’ve been attending the Writers Group at the CVRep for over four years. When my work is critiqued, I learn. When other writer’s work is critiqued, I learn. It’s always a win/win. Then, having the results of all our labors brought to life at the annual Twilight Café is truly amazing. It’s a lot of hard work – and – an awful lot of fun.” – Roy Boucher
Each summer, the CVRep Conservatory presented Tales From the Twilight Café an evening of staged readings of original works, written by the participants of the Writer’s Workshop.
Beyond the process of writing a script are three very different post-writing experiences. The first is reading aloud the play to other writers. A playwright cannot help but hear a work differently when reading it as opposed to writing it. The addition of critical feedback in a supportive environment brings fresh ideas and refinement to the work. It becomes possible to gain a sense of what works and what misses in one’s writing.
The second experience is having the play read by actors. The playwright hears the work interpreted – sometimes as planned, sometimes in a completely different, often better, way. This is the advantage of the Writers Workshop atmosphere.
The production itself is an example of the third post-writing experience. Seeing how the script plays to a fresh audience. This is the ultimate proof of the pudding, and is the result of collaboration with actors and a director who understand how an audience is likely to receive the material.
This is my second season performing in the Twilight Cafe. Before joining Andy’s writing group, I published a memoir of short funny stories about my life, “I Came Out Laughing”. Since joining the group I have been given the opportunity to bring my stories to life and perform them on stage. I have grown as a writer, actor, and person in ways I never thought possible.” – Vickie Rabjohn
I attended Tales from the Twilight Cafe and absolutely loved it…I’m an advertising/marketing copywriter and write for a living but find it hard to get motivated to sit down for my own personal work. Your show has inspired me to get back to more creative writing and your group sounds like a great place to get the structure and support I need to re-enter these waters. Sign me up for your next meeting!” – Mike McGinty
My participation in the Twilight Café has propelled and improved both my writing and delivery exponentially. The positive feedback for my performance from an audience of both strangers and friends has really increased my confidence and I’m amazed at what performing my work has taught me about writing.
In the writers group, members get both support and constructive, safe and essential feedback. There is a synergistic wake that comes from a group of creative minds together, creative minds that are at varied stages in the process, responding to each other’s work.
Andy Harmon facilitates the group with the magic of maestro wordsmith. His many years of acting and directing make him a strong advocate for the audience which raises the bar and translates into better writing for all of us.” – Roxanna Khan