Last month I asked the ladies of the See Jane Write Members Collective what they were struggling with most regarding writing and blogging and nearly everyone responded with the same reply: TIME! They’re constantly struggling to find the time to work on their book or blog.

Unfortunately, I can’t add more hours to the day but I can provide a space for women to hang out and write. After all, that’s why I started See Jane Write in the first place. And that’s why last month I started hosting a weekly virtual “girls write-in” for See Jane Write Collective members. (If you’re not a member you can apply to join here.)

But I’ve decided to take this a step further for the women of Birmingham and offer an in-person girls write-in for members and non-members.

The See Jane Write Birmingham Girls Write-In will be Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at DISCO, 5500 First Avenue North in Woodlawn.

The theme for the first Birmingham Girls Write-In is COMMENCEMENT in honor of graduation season.

Here’s how it will work:

From 6 to 6:20 p.m. you’ll get a chance to mingle with other women who write and blog.

From 6:20 to 6:30 p.m. I’ll share a piece I wrote on the theme of commencement in hopes of inspiring you to write a piece of your own.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. you’ll be free to write, write, write! You can work on something connected to the theme of the evening or on your current work in progress.

From 7:30 to 8 p.m. we’ll hear from ladies who’d like to share what they’ve written with the group.

The See Jane Write Birmingham Girls Write-In is $10 (plus taxes and fees). Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Refreshments will be served.

You can purchase your ticket here. Space is limited!