Happy summer, friends.
I’m incredibly happy to announce that the tenth session of SCRIBE LAB, my online cross-genre offering, is officially open for registration.
SCRIBE LAB is a hearty, dynamic space for writers all over the world to join hands, dig in, and make major progress either on existing projects or in new explorations in any genre. Designed to meet the needs of those for whom online community is the most sustainable and necessary form of support for new writing, this group operates a bit like an online workshop and a bit like a virtual residency of sorts, with monthly discussions, readings and writing exercises, and intensive feedback structuring our community, and lots and lots of mutual work hum in the air.
All our interactions take place on a secure, password-protected group site, and participants form deeper connections to both one another as well as their own processes over longer, six-month-long stretches. My vision for this community was born out of my desire to offer an intensive workshop that could accommodate those who were writing hard across forms (and potentially across notions of form), who might not find themselves quite at home in traditional or short workshops, and/or those who might have their hands in several different writing projects at once. The lab is rich, wild, and full of conversation about voice and process. Some writers work close to the monthly lab discussions and exercises, others completely independently of them while using the synergy of the space to feed long-term writing projects.
All of us keep going, together, month after month–and it shows.
The upcoming session is going to be unlike any of the special sessions I have offered before. This time around, participating scribes will be writing in tandem with their own self-determined reading lists, and we will dip into a series of labs exploring the force of synchronicity. For returning scribes, this session will provide more than ample permission to enrich and deepen their relationships to projects already in progress; for new scribes it will serve as an opportunity to jump directly into the question of what it is that we are doing when we write.
This will be the only chance to jump into SCRIBE LAB for the remainder of 2017—this next session will kick off July 1st and run for six months, clear through the end of the year. If you’d like to register, drop me an email at rgouirand [at] gmail [dot] com to request the registration form or to chat about whether the lab would be a good fit for you.
For more details about how we operate, or to read what writers in the lab have said about how we work together, see this page–these folks will tell you everything you need to know. Cheers!