Marlene Cullen hosts writing workshops where participants travel on a journey of exploration using inspirational prompts to spark writing. Scroll down for workshop guidelines.

Online Access

Zoom URL will be emailed to you after you register.


Writers Forum is brought to you by Aqus Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together. 

Registration is required for these free Zoom events.

Registration will open in March 2022.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time.


Saturday afternoon writing on the Zoom platform. 

March 2022

1 pm to 3 pm (PST)

How to freewrite

Participants are welcome to read their freewrite, using guidelines (scroll down)

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March 2022

Saturday afternoon writing.

Details will be posted January 2022.


First Part of Writers Forum: Just Write!

Relax into your chair. Escort your inner critic out the door.

There is no such thing as "perfect writing" with freewrites. It’s all good.

This is the place to feel free to write whatever is on your mind.

Your writing doesn’t have to make sense. Don’t worry about how it will sound.

Keep your pen moving.

See your story and tell it.

Second Part of Jumpstart: Reading and Responding

Reading a freewrite aloud enriches the writing experience.

How to respond to the reading: Mention what resonates, what is strong, and memorable about the writing.

There is no judging, no critiquing, no questions asked for clarification.

With this type of freewriting, we are writing for ourselves, not for an audience nor for the entertainment of others.


“Writing isn’t about the destination – writing is the journey that transforms the soul and gives meaning to all else.” —Sue Grafton

Lighting the path for reflection
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