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Friday, October 22, 2021 at 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 16 rsvps

Writing Drop-In #4

Grab a pen and paper and get in touch with your inner writer.

Are you itching to write? Maybe a book, story idea, or essay is calling you. Maybe writing helps you process emotions. Maybe writing terrifies you, but something tells you it’s exactly what you need to do. Maybe it doesn’t scare you at all but you’re just too busy to do it.

Welcome to Global Women’s Caucus Feminist Reading Group Writing Drop-Ins!
Every week during the month of October during our inaugural Literary Fest, we will hold space for writing. Come one week or come every week!
What is a writing drop in?
Used by Creative writing programs, workshops, and writing groups across the world, a writing drop-in is a creative space that reminds us that writing is for everyone. You don’t have to be a published writer or an industry professional. You just need a pen, paper, or anything you choose to write with and an open mind!
How it works:
Facilitator Joy Notoma will provide a writing prompt. Participants can use the prompt or write on a subject of their own choosing. We turn off cameras. We write for 30 minutes. At the end of the period, we come back and share what we have written. Sharing is optional and only positive feedback is given.
Our drop-in are inspired by The Amherst Writers & Artists workshop method. As stated on their website, “The method creates a space in which all participants can write, if they choose, and where everyone will be encouraged in their writing. This method was developed by Pat Schneider, and is described in her powerful book, Writing Alone and With Others (Oxford Press, 2003).” Visit the website here to learn more.
About the facilitator:
Joy Notoma is a fiction writer and journalist. Her reporting, essays, and fiction have appeared in  CNN, Al Jazeera, Quartz Africa, Longreads, Epiphany Zine, and Zora Mag, among other digital outlets. She lives in Toulouse, France, where she is working on a short story collection that deals with African American women navigating life outside the U.S.
Other resources:
Read about The New York Writers Coalition Drop-Ins which our drop-ins will closely mirror here.


Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 26 rsvps

Books & Cocktails Closing Event

For our Books and Cocktails closing event, we offer you four recipes to choose from— two alcoholic options and two non-alcoholic! Choose the recipe below that you prefer or make something completely different. Bring a book recommendation and let’s raise our glasses to a wonderful literary festival! And don't forget to RSVP below!


Virgin Cucumber Gimlet

1.5 oz club soda
4-5 slices of muddled cucumber 1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup

Optional: 2 oz gin

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Serve in a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a rolled cucumber slice. You can also add gin, if you like.

Virgin Rasperry Kir

I think this non-alcoholic kir is better like this than with white wine!

1 1/2 oz. raspberry syrup
sparkling cider or white grape juice lemon twist

Pour syrup into a chilled wine glass. Add a half glass of juice or sparkling cider and stir gently. Twist lemon peel over the glass and drop it in.

The kir comes from Canon Félix Kir (1876 - 1968), a French Catholic priest, resistance fighter and mayor of Dijon, who wanted to promote Burgundy products, in this case black currants (cassis).


Plum-Basil Gin Fizz

1 ripe plum, pitted, half diced and half sliced 5 large basil leaves
2 oz. gin
1 oz. simple syrup
Seltzer, to top drink
Lime wedge, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the diced plum and basil leaves. Fill the shaker with ice; add the gin & simple syrup. Place on the shaker lid and shake for 1 minute. Pour into a glass filled the sliced plum. Fill glass to the top with seltzer and garnish with lime wedge.


1 jigger of bourbon or rye 1 hint of sweet vermouth
1 hint of dry vermouth
1 drop of Angostura bitters 1 twist lemon peel

Shake the contents with shaved ice and pour into the glass through a strainer.