On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Nerissa Nields holds amazing writing workshops out of her home in Northampton. She created these groups in 2003 when, as a single woman, she bought a Big Yellow House that was a bit beyond reach. She knew she and the house were meant to be, and as she toured the first floor, she noticed that the energy of the front room was calling for writers. She had a vision of writers, laptops in laps, notebooks and pens, mugs of tea. The next day, she signed the Purchase and Sale. Eight weeks later, the first Wednesday group met. The groups have been meeting ever since, and the writers who frequent them have grown into a kind of extended family. All roads, the writers say, lead to Big Yellow. Also: “That thing you are writing is really good.”
Write. Be entertained. Laugh. Cry. First draft feedback only. Focus on the generative process and the amazing community. Drink hot beverages. All kinds of writers are welcome: we are poets, novelists, songwriters, memoirists, journalists and scribblers. Join a group, find your muse and your tribe and write that piece you’ve always wanted to create.