Scala Writers’ Group

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Meeting Wednesdays at 9:00 am ET, beginning September 29, 2021

What do the great works of the Western literary tradition say to us today? How can creative writers carry on their legacy? Scala’s writers’ group exists to answer these questions by helping talented young writers carry on this tradition. We are a group of writers—novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, and writers of creative nonfiction—who believe that the Western literary and intellectual tradition can make our writing fresher and more alive. We offer a home for writers who see the Great Books as an enlivening inheritance, who are drawn to grace and beauty, and who want to tackle the biggest questions about God, life, and meaning in our work.

We believe that great literature, and all great art, has the power to transform and renew our souls. As Pope John Paul II wrote in a letter to artists, “None can sense more deeply than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty that you are, something of the pathos with which God at the dawn of creation looked upon the work of his hands.” We aim to create works that live up to the full potential of our tradition.

Scala’s writers’ group meets regularly to share work, offer constructive feedback, and discuss artistic challenges. We are currently seeking new members: if you are a student or writer who is interested in joining, please email William Gonch at William.gonch@scalafoundation.org for more information.