Writing Groups


Project Writing Circle (4 to 8 participants)

Work with a dedicated group of peers to help nurture a project along.

All genres and levels welcome. 

Writing Groups Provide:

  • Warm-up writing activity
  • Peer review and discussion
  • Motivation and Structure 
  • In-depth feedback 

$25 per session, $100 for 5 sessions, $15 for writing coach students

Weekly or biweekly

Participants must commit to at least 3 sessions

Sessions scheduled as groups are formed.


Drop-In Writing Circle (4 to 8 participants)

Fridays from 10am to noon.

 in my Multnomah Village home

    *meet other writers

    *dedicated time and space for writing

    *polish old work, knead a piece in progress or start a new project

    *creative writing prompts

    *short discussions on style with examples

    *friendly feedback

    *quiet, comfortable atmosphere (tea and snacks provided)

We start with an example, a short explanation of a theme or technique, do a short free-write, then an hour writing session and share our work. 

All levels welcome.

$25 per session or  $100 for 5 sessions, $15 for writing coach students

E-mail confirmation required: amyminato@me.com


Garden Writes - Private Portland Residence, Quarterly (dates TBA) 10am-2pm, $40

A small group of writers gather seasonally to write, wander garden paths and share a scrumptious potluck together. Prompts derive from nature inspiration. Newbies welcome. Fun and fruitful! 

"You are a wonderful teacher, and that was just a fantastic group of women. Please invite me to the next one!" Juli Gun

© Amy Minato 2018