One of our teachers who didn't want to risk infection for her weekly writing meetup but also didn't want to give up the accountability and community it offered, suggested meeting online. And hence the idea for the Quarantine Cafe was born. We decided to make the meeting platform we use for our online programme available for writing meetups during the hours when we don't have classes scheduled.
Make a date and show up—you'll find a friendly face at the other end of the computer or phone screen (maybe several). You can also just chance it and see whether someone is already online or join one of the writing meetups hosted by our teachers in the next several weeks before our spring term starts (schedule below). The Cafe will be open as long as there are at least two people online.
To enter the Cafe, click on the cup and enter the password: collective
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING HOSTED WRITING MEETUPS
Amsterdam time (UTC +2)
Monday, 30 March, 16:00-18:00, PLAYTIME - Megin Jiménez will give you an optional prompt and the possibility to read/share work in the last half hour
Tuesday, 31 March, 18:00-19:00, HAPPY HOUR - Inge Lamboo will host a write-together with an optional prompt (BYOB - Bring Your Own Beverage 🙂
Wednesday, 1 April, 15:30-18:00, PLAYTIME - Erik Raschke will lead you on an in-home treasure hunt for inspiration. Be prepared to go digging. Great for parents - your kids can join in the fun.
Thursday, 2 April, 19:30 - 21:30, COCKTAIL HOUR - Ellen Keith will host a write-together with an optional prompt (BYOC) POSTPONED TO MONDAY, 6 APRIL
Friday, 3 April, 10:00 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK, Inge Lamboo will host a write-together with an optional prompt & 20:30 - 22:00, PARTY - Jennifer van der Kwast will host a write-in-to-preserve-sanity
Saturday, 4 April, 13:00 - 15:00, BRUNCH - Karen Kao will be dishing up inspiration with a fun photo prompt
Sunday, 5 April, 13:00 - 15:00, BRUNCH - Sarah Carriger will host a Q&A about spring online writing courses (first 20 minutes) followed by write-together with an optional exercise
OPTIONAL DATE/TIME PICKER FOR CAFE VISITS (for members with a login)
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