Johnny Molina uses three phrases to describe the effect of the Writers Rump on its members: fires creativity, provides calisthenics for the brain and acts as a literary tonic that eases stress.
Not everyone in the Writers Rump aims to write the great American novel. Some aren't even interested in seeing their work published.
Molina, who started the group, says most people who attend the group's sessions derive satisfaction from delving within themselves. There they discover poems, short stories, plays and family histories.
"Everyone is always astounded at the quality writing that comes out of these sessions and the talent that's been hidden," …