Creating a Community of Writers: It Starts with the Adults by Liz Garden

What a surreal time we are living in right now.

As I started to think about writing this first post, my thoughts kept getting pulled to everything that is going on in communities around the world as well as in my own school community.

And here I am charged with writing about creating a community of writers. I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head about creating writing communities within your school and creating a culture of writers.

Do you want to know the most amazing thought swirling in my head that we all need to hear right now?

Writing itself has the power to create community.

I see writing as a beautiful, messy, important, and necessary symbiotic relationship, one where both ‘communities’ benefit from each other.

As you create a community of writers, the writing and the writers will, in turn, create community.