Virtual Writer’s Cafe

Do you miss being able to write in cafes, surrounded by the aroma of coffee and the companionable tapping of fingers on keys? Come write with playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman on Zoom every Saturday afternoon. We will spend the first few minutes of each session checking in with one another and sharing encouragement and professional resources. Then we will simply WRITE. Work on your play, novel, poem, or whatever your current project may be. Optional prompts will be provided for anyone struggling with writer’s block. Drop in whenever you feel like it, and stay for as long as you please. And while we can’t provide the coffee, you are welcome to bring your own!

Upcoming Sessions


Weekly Saturdays

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (PT)

Classes held on Zoom

Tuition: FREE
(Donations Welcome)

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Meet Your Organizer, Bridgette Dutta Portman

Bridgette Dutta Portman is a playwright based in Fremont, CA. More than two dozen of her plays have been produced in the Bay Area, across the country, and overseas. Her full-length drama in verse, Caeneus & Poseidon, had its world premiere at Dragon Theatre in 2017. She is past president of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and is currently a member of Same Boat Theater Collective, the Pear Writers’ Guild, and the Dramatists’ Guild. She has been a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, the Theatre Bay Area TITAN award, the PlayPenn Conference, the Kentucky Women’s Theatre Conference Prize for Women Writers, the New Dramatists playwrights’ residency, and more. She holds a PhD in political science (UC Irvine, 2011) and an MFA in creative writing (Spalding University, 2018). 

Learn more about Bridgette at www.bridgetteduttaportman.com

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