Informal Writing Group

Members of the Informal Writing Group of the OLLI program at UMass Boston

The Informal Writing Group is an outgrowth of an OLLI Memoir Writing Class that was offered by Carter Jefferson for more than ten years. Many of our writers work on memoirs, but others write fiction or poetry.

We meet on campus every other Wednesday, year round, from 1:15 to 3:15. Members write on any topic they choose. We try to find time for each member to read aloud, and for the group to critique, offer comments and suggestions.  

Some of our SIG writers have published books: 

Rosalind Cuschera - Journey from San Rocco 

Kim Lan Tran- Traveling in a Dream & Other Stories

Kate Griffin Flaherty- More Alike Than Different: A Peace Corps Memoir of Malaysian Borneo, 1967-1969

Other have had submissions accepted by UMass Boston's literary journal, The Watermark, and by various online magazines. 

The group is not accepting new members at this time. If you are interested in being placed on our waitlist or have any questions please contact: 

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