Pre-registeration for Nexo Creative Writing Group

Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki, 00530 Helsinki
Cultural Centre Caisa

You need to pre-register to the group. Application period for the spring 2022 group is on 10–24 January 2022. Instructions for applying can be found in Nexo’s social media platforms (Instagram @nexocreativewriting and in Facebook Nexo Creative Writing).

Nexo Creative Writing group offers a safe, brave, and encouraging space for beginner and more experienced writers who want to explore the basics of creative writing. The meetings are held in English, but you can write either in English, Finnish or Spanish.

Throughout the sessions we explore creative writing together as a group and let our ideas flow through thought-provoking exercises that help us connect with our writing. We use our personal narratives as a tool to fuel our creative writing: we dig into our memories, play with our imagination and learn to be more observant of our surroundings, so at the end, we feel more equipped to use writing as a daily creative resource. We also host reading sessions, in which we encourage participants to share their texts with the group, give and receive feedback.

Nexo aims to create a space for collective writing. The group is for everyone who is interested in creative writing, attracting people from various backgrounds. You do not need to have previous experience of collective creation in writing to join.

During the first weeks of the group’s work we explore our own creative writing and let the ideas flow. Towards the end of the sessions we encourage participants to step out of their comfort zone and share their work. We organize a public reading event in Caisa where participants get to read for the audience and also encourage the audience to participate with their texts. Selected texts will also be shared in Nexo’s social media.

In the spring of 2022, from 15 February to 12 April the group will meet on Tuesdays at 5–7pm in Caisa Cultural Center (Kaikukatu 4b, Helsinki). The meetings will be organized safely, always according to the current meeting restrictions.