Mankato’s New Writing Group

Two writers in the Mankato area are growing a writing community. The plan is to meet two Thursdays a month.

One Thursday will be dedicated to reading and responding to manuscripts. Manuscripts will be submitted a week prior to meeting to give readers time to review and comment on the text.

The other Thursday will be a designated time for drafting new work. Writers will be given an optional prompt or exercise to do, or they can use the time away from the distractions of home or the office to writer with other writers.

Committing to both time slots is optimal for creating a community and a writing habit.



5 thoughts on “Mankato’s New Writing Group

  1. Hi, I’d like to come this evening, but I have a couple of roadblocks. First, the address on the site says 525 2nd Street, but there’s both a 525 North 2nd Street and a 525 South 2nd Street. Which is it? Second, the site says several times that one week is for manuscript reading and one for writing prompts, but never says which is which, so I have no idea whether I should prepare something to bring. Please let me know as soon as possible. I’ve been desperate for a writing community in Mankato.
    Brenna Siver


    1. Brenna: Thank you for your interest in the writing group. We’re so glad to hear from you. To answer your questions: the Emy Frentz Arts building is on 525 South Second Street; we review manuscripts on the first Thursday and write together on the third Thursday. We are not meeting tonight, June 2, due to some conflicts, but let’s keep in touch about Thursday, June 16. At least plan to come and meet and get acquainted.


      1. Thank you so much! I actually have to stay home tonight anyway (no babysitter), but I will plan on the 16th. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. It must have been disappointing to show up and not find us there. The primary update on our group is that we are growing and we continue to meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Our next workshop is on July 20th. If you want to confirm, once again, that we will be there, feel free to comment here or send us your email via the Contact Us page.


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