laptop with writing and coffee mugThe Eastside Writing Room has been meeting weekly since February  2013. That’s some nice longevity. When the pandemic shut down in-person meetings, colleague Paul Zohav kept us connected digitally with Zoom. I began hosting zooms last summer and we got used to and enjoyed those little black box meetings. Creativity flowed.

Life changes have taken me out of the driver’s seat with my beloved Eastside Writing Room.

My stroke created new priorities- like resting, gathering a cadre of medical help, and healing. What do to about the EWR? I should have known without a doubt that our writers are determined along with being vastly creative. Sally Lanyon and  Penelope Starr have been hosting our weekly zooms since September and will take us into the New Year.


EASTSIDE WRITING ROOM – Zooming EVERY TUESDAY 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM  AZ time – we don’t change clocks ever!! Our group is open to all adult writers. Share your writing intentions with the group and then write wherever your writing spirit takes you. Group support keeps us accountable and inspired.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I’ll connect you with our hosts.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a mic.