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Write On Purpose

Do you need focused writing time?  Are you looking for gentle-ish accountability in an inspiring environment?  Are you seeking the friendly faces and intellectual exchange of community?  Let’s work together to move your project forward.

We have fun.  We  work hard.  We get the right words on the page.   

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Writing with the Waterfront Wordsmiths

About Waterfront Wordsmiths

Waterfront Wordsmiths is the L.SMURPHE.F Institute Writing Community helping members to  write on purpose!

Committed to your success

The Local Scholars and Mentors Unifying Research and Practice to Harvest Excellence for the Future (L.SMURPHE.F, pronounced el-‘smәrf-ef) Institute is a division of L.SMURPHE.F Enterprises, Ltd. Co., a premier research-based consulting firm.  The mission of L.SMURPHE.F Enterprises, Ltd. Co. is doing the work between love and faith.  Our vision is people on purpose.

The Institute engages scholars, community leaders, parents, and students in initiatives to enhance educational experiences and educational outcomes.  Understanding literacy as the foundation of educational success, The Institute is excited to support writers as they perfect their craft and create reading experiences for others.

You’ll love support that’s just right for you

Writing Retreats

Weekend or weeklong retreats designed to refresh and empower.  You will have fun.  You will feel good.  And you will write.

Friday Night Writes

Monthly Friday evening writing retreats.  We know you’re busy, so we won’t waste your time.  Join us at the end of your week for restorative and productive writing time.

Onsite Writing Workshops

Designed with your organization’s mission and goals in mind.  Perfect for religious, educational, and social organizations.

Academic Writing Retreats

Trade in the ivory tower for an extended waterfront weekend.  Talk shop and scholarship without fear of retribution.  What’s shared on the waterfront stays on the waterfront–except your brilliant writing.

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