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Welcome to The Write Spot - an online writing community offering inspiration and writing prompts to spark your writing. Contact Marlene if you want to post a book review. Click on Writers Forum, Jumpstart or Resources for writing events in Northern California.

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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

Monday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

November 4, 11, 18, 25

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:45 am

November 5, 12, 19, 26

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Now available: The Write Spot: Possibilities is a mixture of playful, experimental, and insightful stories with prompts, resources, and words of encouragement for writers.


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Writers Forum 2020

February 20 David Templeton will talk about playwriting.


Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova

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