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HONOR ROLL! Affinity Space: National Silent Writing events will take place every third Monday of each month from 12pm to 2pm Eastern Time. This session will be moderated by New England West DG Regional Rep, Emma Palzere-Rae and is an Affinity Space created by Honor Roll!, an advocacy and action group of women+ dramatists over forty years of age, and allies whose goal is the inclusion of women+ dramatists over forty in theater.


Monday, June 19, 2023

ADT: 1pm
EDT/AST: 12pm
CDT: 11am
MDT: 10am
PDT/MST: 9am
Alaska: 8am
Hawaii: 6am


The Dramatists Guild hosts “affinity spaces” and events for our members where they can come together and create within self-identified communities.  By registering for this event, you are confirming that you are a member of the affinity group for which this event is specified above. The Moderator of the event has the right to deny anyone entry or remove anyone from the space if they are in violation of the DG’s code of conduct. For a list of all other available Silent Writing dates and times, click here.


How Does Dramatists Guild National Silent Writing Work?


We understand that writing can feel like a solitary task from time to time, which may make finding the motivation to write difficult. To assist in this, starting September 2021, the Dramatists Guild is offering online silent writing sessions available for anyone across the country to drop into at any time. These sessions will be hosted by our Regional Representatives, Ambassadors, and volunteer hosts all across the country.

  • Find a time slot that works for you and make the commitment to write for that period of time – sometimes simply making the commitment and setting aside the time to write is the most important step;
  • Anyone across the country can register for any time slot that they would like to - they are only organized by region to show who will be moderating during that period of time;
  • Complete registration for that time slot;
  • Prior to the event, you will be sent the Zoom meeting link to attend the silent writing slot of your choice;
  • Note: it is important not to login to the Zoom meeting outside of the scheduled meeting times, or you may disturb another meeting or regional event in progress;
  • When it’s time, click on the link to join the Zoom meeting;
  • The hosting Regional Representative, Ambassador, or volunteer host may choose to greet those in attendance briefly and set expectations for your time together;
  • You will be asked to mute your microphone;
  • You may leave your camera on for gentle accountability, or leave it off if that is more comfortable to you;
  • Once the session has initiated – that’s it! The remainder of the time is dedicated to writing silently in community with the others that have logged in with you at that time;
  • You are welcome to use the chat function to reach out to others in the session with you if you have any questions, though it is at the discretion of the other participants whether or not they choose to respond or take the silent time for themselves.

More times and dates will be added as they become available. If you would like to volunteer to host a Silent Writing session, please fill out this form.


HONOR ROLL! "is an advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over forty, and our women+ over forty allies whose goal is our inclusion in theater. We are the generation excluded at the outset of our careers because of sexism, now overlooked because of ageism. We celebrate diversity in theater and work to eliminate age discrimination as it intersects with sexism and other biases including those based on race, gender identity, ethnicity, faith, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation in the American Theater and beyond."

Jordan Stovall (they/them/theirs), Director of Outreach & Institutional Partnerships

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