Writing Groups

AAERO provides supportive communities for writers engaging in diverse projects.

  • Café Darkness: From September through May, AAERO will support Café Darkness, a monthly writing space which takes place on 2nd Saturdays (2pm – 5pm EST).  We invite people of all genders, ages, and levels of experience, writing in any genre.  Participants might talk about a dissertation, short story, or meditation.  By using breakout rooms, we hope to respond to the needs of those gathered for the particular month.  There will be a silent writing room, an open mic sharing room, and a writing space with music.  At the beginning of our time together, we’ll have a featured writer share something of their work.  Conversation about the featured work can then continue in one of the breakout rooms. We look forward to responding dynamically to the writing support needs of those who gather.  Sign up via the Café Darkness Subscription Page.
Hands of participants in the 2019 Writers’ Workshop for Women of Color
  • Virtual and In-Person Workshops: In partnership with Pendle Hill Quaker Study, Retreat, and Conference Center, AAERO@MQMH supports a virtual writing workshop and an in-person writing workshop. This next virtual workshop will happen February 20 – 24, 2023, and our next in-person workshop will be April 16 – 20, 2023. Registration will be available on the Pendle Hill website. Don’t hesitate to inquire about scholarships!

“Beyond Dissertation” Dark Room Writing Group – In collaboration with Kimberly Juanita Brown‘s Dark Room Faculty Seminar on Race and Visual Culture, a small group of women of color meet weekly to discuss writing projects and teaching-scholarship-service balance. We aim to keep each other sane, healthy, and employed in a “publish-or-perish” environment. If you are interested in joining the group, email K. Melchor Quick Hall at ed@aaero.org.