If publishing is your path, we’re your breadcrumbs.™
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Crafted Creative brings together writers from in and around the Rogue Valley who seek to hone their craft. By workshopping our writing with one another, we manifest greater skill, greater works and a greater creative community.

Featured Events

Speakeasy – Write HARD

2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Speakeasy Tap Room & Wine Bar, 208 NW 6th Street, Grants Pass

Like “studio time” for writers! Come write with us as we carve out time to dedicate to our literary works in progress (W.I.P.s) the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. The Speakeasy is on the corner of 6th and F streets and provides an atmosphere we like to think of as reminiscent of some of the legendary, slightly rough haunts that writers of the classics described.

Notebook and laptop-friendly! Bring what you’re working on, or start something new!

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About

If Publishing is Your Path, We’re Your Breadcrumbs!™

Crafted Creative offers workshops and seminars on writing and writing critique. Our “8 by 8” format brings together up to eight participants to work together for eight weeks to improve their writing and critique skills. Workshops are led, but not taught, meaning most critique will come from your fellow participants, with everyone’s voice valued equally in class.

With the rare exception, works will not be read in class, but submitted one week, critiqued by all participants through the week and discussed in class the following week. Though we meet in person for workshops, all critique takes place through the free online writing critique platform, Scribophile.com with discussion of those critiques in class. This allows us to remain (mostly) paperless.

Crafted Creative envisions growing to become a community/organization capable of running many different workshops simultaneously on forms as diverse as poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, blogging, essay and more. We’re excited to see how great we can grow.

About the Founder

2015-12-23-16-14-11Writing stories long before she learned to spell, Juliet Meredith first received formal commendation for her writing in the 8th grade (’92/’93) when her student writing portfolio received the highest rating (distinguished) given under the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act.

Three years later, she successfully auditioned in creative writing to attend the 1996 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. This three-week program, considered a flagship of its type in the nation, seeded a love for her generation’s voice and an understanding of the art of giving and receiving constructive criticism.

Graduating in 2001, Juliet earned her B.A. in English from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Four years later, she began adding to her studies in creative writing through MFA-led community classes at what would later become The Muse Writing Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Through moving to Oregon in 2006 and becoming a parent, she continued her writing in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. In March of 2016, she made it to the second round of the NYC Midnight’s 10th annual Short Story challenge, and in August of the same year, her short story “Freeze Burned” found acceptance for inclusion in the feminine horror anthology Twisted.

Writing poetry, short stories, and having started several novels, Juliet stays active in word craft and literary critique through Scribophile.com as well as National Novel Writing Month, for which she served as municipal liaison for the Rogue Valley region from 2014 – 2017. She conceived Crafted Creative in July of 2016, and plans to develop the organization as far as the concept will grow in Grants Pass and beyond.

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Crafted Creative
Grants Pass, Oregon

info@craftedcreative.studio

Juliet Meredith
Founder/Instructor
Cell (541) 218-1865

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