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Silent Writing Happy Hour

Tuesdays, 5 – 7 pm, through Dec. 19;

Join us Tuesdays in the back room at Pete’s Candy Store, 5pm to 7pm, for a weekly writing workshop encourages you to come out and join your fellow scrivener, to practice your own writing and learn a few tricks.


“Writing is a solitary pursuit best practiced in a group,” notes SWHH Co-host Jamie Hook. “Only thus, through collective efforts and habitual behavior, can be the Animal Spirits be unleashed.”


Taking inspiration from the infinite canon of literature past and present, we present weekly short readings, inspiring 30-minute exercises, offering writers the space and direction to write silently and hone their skills. Writers may share their writing, as the spirit and time dictates. The last portion of the evening is devoted to self-directed work on whatever project you have that merits such.


Writers of all stripes are passionately welcomed. Bring your own writing utensil, and a full flask of curiosity. We generally write silently for the better part of an hour, commencing at 5:30sharp, with breaks for “Inspiration,” (as the Barkeeps call it…).


So whether you’re a lapsed novelist, a Nobel prizewinner, a literary jazz composer, or a doctor-turned-diarist, we will help you to get writing. It’s not that hard. You just have to do it. And really, are you doing anything better with your Tuesday evenings?


709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211