MetroWest Writers’ Guild

Beach Write In and Writer Social @ Carson Beach!

Beach Write In and Writer Social @ Carson Beach!


September 10, 2023    
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Carson Beach
165 HarborWalk, Boston, MA, 02125

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We’re so grateful for the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Foundation and Massachusetts DCR for a very generous grant to support our upcoming, super fun Beach Write-in and Writer Social at Carson Beach in Boston on Sunday, September 10th at 12noon! We’re celebrating the end of our Fall Retreat with a free-for-everyone beach social outing and we’re inviting the Guild and every other writing community we can think of to join us for a write-in and social on the harbor in the City!

Why the Beach in September?

As one of our Board members put it, “the best time to go swimming in the ocean in New England is September! That’s when the water is actually warm!” It’s true! Early September is still summer in New England. Even though we all are dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes and cider donuts, there are plenty of hot days left in those first weeks of September!

What’s a write-in, anyway? Does this mean we’re only writing, quietly, in the sand all day?

A write-in is an invitation to write in public with other writers in a designated spot. Guild Write-ins have been from anywhere between public library basements to breweries and coffee shops. A write-in is time and space away from home to write. We love to do them and we hope you will love to join them!
That being said, you do not have to write during our Beach Write-in and Social! You can come just for the “social” part! Meet fellow writers who also live in MetroWest! Share what you’re working on and listen to what other writers are working on! You’ll be surprised how inspiring that is!
What should I bring?

We suggest a swimsuit/comfortable clothing, a beach towel, sunscreen, water (we’re working on beverages/snacks, but it’s nice to know you’ll have something!), a hat maybe, a notebook and a pen/pencil (We don’t recommend laptops for sandy places!), and maybe a change of clothes for traveling home afterward?

What should I expect?

This is a casual event for writers to get together with fellow writers. However! We will be encouraging writers to write with different prompts, some writing supplies, a Flash Fiction contest, and lots of little surprises and goodies. We’ll also be inviting writers to do some readings of their work (Yes, out loud! Yes in public) if they so choose at the end of the event to celebrate the work we’ve written together and get excited about the writing season to come.

Planning on joining us? Please sign up for a free Eventbrite ticket here! 

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