The 1,000 Words series, a bi-monthly reading based on the Oulipo, challenges the writers who accept it to write under certain arbitrary constraints over one month and then to read the results of their labors in public, currently at The Waypost. It works like this: every other month, 4-6 writers and a musician agree to write 250 words per week for four weeks based on a set of pretty twisted prompts--usually a phrase or sentence and a list of words that must be included in that week's effort. At the end of the month, the writers agree to read their findings in public in exchange for a free drink.
Links to current & past 1,000 Words Writers sites/works
I am a writer, teacher, and mom to Ramona, nearly four. I invented 1,000 Words as a way to prod myself and others into action. Writing, reading, and keeping a record of our experiences are sacred tasks.