Women Writers Accountability Group (WWAG) is a new program designed by Arts at the Palace to encourage women writers at all levels and in all genres. Beginning early next year, four 10-week sessions will include weekly one-hour meetings (virtual or in-person, depending on current COVID-19 guidelines) where women writers and aspiring writers will gather to discuss writing projects and to set goals for the duration of the session.

Arts at the Palace’s executive director Elizabeth Douglas, a multi-genre writer and published author, will serve as the program director. She will share information with participants about getting past writer’s block and establishing a regular writing practice.

The WWAG sessions will also feature guest professional writers to offer different points of view on creating space and time for writing. Douglas stresses that WWAG is not a writing education program but is designed as a supportive community to help women reach their own goals.

Participants will receive a program tote bag, notebook, and a copy of the book Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg. At the end of the year, there will be a reception at the Palace Theater with an optional presentation opportunity for participants from any of the 10-week sessions to read excerpts of their work to friends, family, and community members.

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting new program!

WWAG is made possible in part by a New ERA Women Writers Program Grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.