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Writing Dates: Writing With Friends motivates writers at The Cartel Studios tomorrow

Since April, every month Norah Charles has picked a location in Boulder or Denver to host people who want to share in the writing process. She invites writers of all genres to show up with their laptops, journals or tablets, and then write together. Keep reading to learn more about this way of connecting with other local writers -- while getting a few words on the page at the same time.

See also: Writing Life

"We talk and write together. We share ideas about the process and what are goals for next month are. These are not readings," says organizer and founder Charles. "I started these writer dates because I spent years writing with friends and it was an inspiring way to get work done.

"I liked the commitment of a writing date," adds Charles, who still writes with a group. "I write about writing now and keep a blog on my writing life. The process is the focus of the Writing Dates, not the outcome."

This month's Writing Date: Writing With Friends runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 21 at the Cartel Studio. The cost is $5, but that includes free coffee. Next month's event will be in Boulder, and then will Writing Dates will return to Denver in August. Check Norah Charles's website for updates.


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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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