Singing in the Dark: An Online Support Group for Writers, with Emily Lackey

“Emily is professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and honest. She shared tools, skills, and knowledge, as well as her personal experiences… Emily uses humor and candor with a professional, caring demeanor. Emily is encouraging, great with workshop time management, personable, and in tune with what the people in the room need.” -Kim H. 

This new period of uncertainty is presenting writers with an unprecedented set of challenges. In a time when so much is up in the air, our attention is being pulled in every direction other than our writing. There are the practical things to consider, such  as carving out space and time for your work now that you (and everyone you know) is home, and existential ones: the projects we were working on before may seem suddenly irrelevant in light of everything that is happening in the world. But having a writing practice is even more important when things feel so unstable. A writing practice can help you to focus on what’s important in your life and what’s important to the world: your work, your voice, your stories. 

This four-week support group will help writers refocus their creative energy, establish weekly goals for their work, and push through the day-to-day challenges that this new reality forces upon us. Each week, writers will check in with their goals for the week, discover innovative ways to work through new challenges, and support each other in establishing achievable goals for the week ahead. Each meeting will include prompts, inspiring articles, craft tips, connection, and, of course, time to write. 
Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; 4-week group starts April 5 ($100)

Emily Lackey, Assistant Director of Writers in Progress, holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She has taught writing at the University of New Hampshire and in the graduate writing program at Southern New Hampshire University.  Her stories have been widely published in journals, websites, and magazines such as Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, The Literary Review, Longreads, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, The Huffington Post, Bustle, Hobart, and Cleaver Magazine, among others. 

Emily Lackey Writer