Open Write

We are so delighted to offer Open Write evenings right here in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner. These Open Write evenings provide writers with time and space to work on their existing creative projects. We gather on several Thursday evenings in May and June at the beautiful, historic Martha’s Herbary in Pomfret, CT, which is full of lots of nooks and crannies for writers to carve out a cozy and inviting writing space. Bring a poem or story or essay you’re working on or even just some loose brainstorming, and find a quiet corner to tuck into your own creative work — without any interruption or distraction.

Visual artists are welcome to join us, too! The outdoor gardens and inside window seats and parlors are perfect for sketching.

Our Spring 2017 Open Write dates are:

  • Thursday, May 25
  • Thursday, June 1
  • Thursday, June 8

Learn more about our program and location, and Register for our Spring 2017 Open Writes below.

Herbary Inside 2


Each Open Write Evening includes two hours of creative writing time.

We offer a brief (and optional!) opening writing exercise each evening, just to help warm up your creative muscles, but after that the time at our Open Writes is wholly yours. Your time, your space: just for you and your own writing.

This dedicated creative time and space makes such a difference in nurturing a sustained writing practice. And it can be very motivating and inspiring to feel all the creative energy of other writers, quietly engaged in their own projects around you.

At the end of each evening, we gather together to share a brief word of gratitude.

Sample Schedule:

5:30-5:45  Optional guided writing (to warm up your creative muscles)

5:45-7:20  Open-ended time for your own writing

7:20-7:30  Community moment of gratitude

We hope you will join us. It is a dream to offer this program for you.


Herbary Exterior

We gather at the beautiful Martha’s Herbary in Pomfret, CT, right next to the Vanilla Bean Cafe at the intersection of Rt. 44 and Rt. 169. Martha’s Herbary has been a cornerstone of the Pomfret community for many years, and is a center for wellness and creativity in our area. We are delighted to hold our Open Writes in this welcoming and inviting space. This historic building is full of nooks and crannies and cozy window seats where our writers can spread out and immerse in their own, private creative work. And, during the warm weather months, writers can also choose to find a comfortable seat in the beautiful gardens at the Herbary. There are so many creative spaces here to choose from!

Dates & Details

We offer Open Writes during the Spring of 2017 on select Thursdays. The Thursday Open Writes are always held from 5:30-7:30pm. Our Spring 2017 Open Write dates are:

  • Thursday, May 25
  • Thursday, June 1
  • Thursday, June 8


Writers are welcome to register for any of our Open Write evenings. Register for just one Open Write evening, or sign up for all three Spring 2017 Open Writes at a discounted rate.

Register for all three spring Open Write evenings

Sign up for all three sessions (May 25, June 1, and June 8) for just $40:
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Register for one or more Open Write evening(s) individually

Can’t make it to all three Open Write evenings this spring? We offer the flexible option of registering individually for $15 per session.

Register Here for May 25:
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Register Here for June 1:
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Register Here for June 8:
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Note that, whichever option you choose, advance registration is required. We look forward to seeing you soon!