ONGOING WRITING GROUPS

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These are some of the writing groups in central Ohio. I make no promises about the accuracy of this information. If you know of any changes to an existing group or a new group that would like to be added, please email me at nita@nitasweeney.com.

OHIO WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

 Various Time and Location – See their website

The Ohio Writers’ Association supports professional writers and emerging authors.

We currently offer writers’ workshops and publishing opportunities, with more planned for the future. We also work diligently to support our membership by promoting the great work of emerging Ohio authors.

 Our unique workshop model and commitment to producing market-driven literature has multiplied our membership base exponentially since 2010. We will use our growing, collective voice to raise one another up, to support emerging talent, and to provide resources for professional writers.

COLUMBUS WRITE TO PUBLISH MEETUP GROUP

Various Times and Locations – See the Meetup

Are you a short-story author or poet who’s worthy of being published, but don’t know where to begin? Are you actively submitting to journals, but lack opportunities to workshop your pieces?

We’re a group of serious writers who want and need opportunities to share our work and get notes from other serious writers. We meet entirely online to post our work and offer critiques of each other’s work, as well as to share tips on publishing, and to celebrate successes. Our focus is on short stories (< 4000 words) and poetry, but we’ll review excerpts from long-form works as well.

We are not a social group. We do not meet face-to-face to spend time catching up on our personal lives or to discuss current events when we could be working on our writing (though we might schedule an occasional face-to-face to get acquainted). There are plenty of other writing-related MeetUps with a strong social component which you can attend for that sort of thing (and I attend most of them). This is a working MeetUp. If you’re accepted, you will be expected to contribute—and I will be keeping score. Non-participants will be asked to step up or step out. If that sounds harsh, then those groups I mentioned above might be more suited to your needs. If, instead, that sounds like what you need—a disciplined group of dedicated and supportive writers—then join us. Columbus Write to Publish Meetup Group


FAIRFIELD COUNTY CREATIVE WRITERS CO-OP

Online Group

The Fairfield County Creative Writers Co-Op is a group formed for writers in the Lancaster/Fairfield County Ohio area interested in any aspect of creative writing whether it is fiction writing, poetry, commercial writing, screenwriting or any other forms of written creative expression. Writers of all interests and experience levels are welcome.

This group will feature discussion, news of local writing classes, conferences and workshops, as well as any literary news. We’ll also post links to interesting articles, sites and the occasional writing prompt or quote to keep you engaged and encouraged in your writing.

Encourage your local writing friends to join so we can build a community of writers right here in the Lancaster/Fairfield County area.

Request to Join the FB Group.


DUBLIN CREATIVE WRITERS

Meets once on a weekday afternoon (usually at 1:00 or 1:30) and once on a Sunday afternoon, usually at the Dublin Library

Please visit the Meetup for dates, times, ground rules, and location and their website for more information.

Calling all creative writers! Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, published or unpublished, new to writing or decades into a storied (ahem) career, this group is for you. Dublin Creative Writers aims to provide a supportive and constructive environment for writers of all genres and experience levels. Please note, our focus is on writing fiction.


HORROR WRITERS of AMERICA – OHIO CHAPTER

Meets quarterly on a Sunday from 1PM to 3PM
For specifics, visit the website or the Facebook page.

The Ohio chapter of the Horror Writers Association holds quarterly meetings in the Columbus area. We intend to host events of interest to people who read or write horror, dark fantasy, weird fiction, supernatural thrillers, dark science fiction, noir mystery, and related genres. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact us.

The HWA is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.

For more information, visit the website or the Facebook page.


COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

Second Sundays from 3PM to 5PM
Meetings held on Zoom

For more information and log in instructions, email Mina at m_raulston@hotmail.com.


NORTH COLUMBUS FANTASY SCI/FI

2nd and 4th Sundays at 1:15PM
Worthington Area
Free!

A writer’s group that focuses on genre fiction. All levels of talent are accepted. Diversity encouraged! Easy to join. Apply for group membership or contact the moderator at Google Groups

 


SEQUENTIALLY SPEAKING Art Critique/Workshop
VISUAL NARRATIVE WORKSHOP

Third Sundays from 2 PM to 4 PM
Upper Arlington Library (Main Branch)
2800 Tremont Road
Free event
Space is limited, please email or call ahead to confirm vacancy.

There is no question about it – Columbus and the surrounding Central Ohio area is a melting pot of comic book creators. Here’s your chance to meet, talk with and share your talents with experience and novice writers and artists alike in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Bring copies of your latest comic strips or graphic novel in progress to get valuable feedback! Open to all genres and abilities.

Contact: Max Ink at 614-275-4764 or
max.ink@gmail.com
or visit: Sequentially Speaking at Yahoo Groups


WRITERS’ INK

Third Sundays at 1:30pm
Location May Change Monthly
Contact Nora Holt for location

Writers’ Ink has a monthly newsletter and a guest speaker each month. They welcome new members.

There will be refreshments. Open to non-members and new members. There will be refreshments and open mic.

For more information, contact Nora Holt at 614-493-3298 or noraholt1@aol.com.


WRITESHOP

Third Sundays – 7PM
Meets in Columbus

Writeshop is a writers’ workshop group which meets to discuss and critique members’ work. While we are involved in all types of writing, our members’ specialties are fiction, particularly science fiction and horror.

See http://www.sff.net/people/lucy-snyder/writeshop/ for membership and location details.

See also http://groups.yahoo.com/writeshop/


PERIPATETIC POETS

Fourth Sundays at 7PM
Galleria Evangelina
4269 North Nigh Street (Clintonville)

Monthly featured readers. For more information contact 614-769-4851 or 614-915-3139.


AUTHORS ANONYMOUS

Various Mondays from 7pm to 8pm
Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County

Authors Anonymous is an informal meetup for writers age 18 and up. All are welcome. We will talk about craft, discuss current projects, share opportunities for writers and occasionally offer feedback on “Snippets” of new work.
Meetings are held virtually-registration is required. To get registered or for more information please contact Literary and Writing manger Jamie Lynn Smith-Fletcher at knoxwrites1@gmail.com.


FOOLE’S GOLD PROSE & POETRY WORKSHOP

Mondays from 8PM to 11 PM
Kafe Kerouac
2250 N. High Street

This is an ongoing group of limited membership. Call Kafe Kerouac at 299-2672 to confirm date and time.


WILD GOOSE WRITER’S GROUP

First Mondays – 7PM
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit Street (north campus/south Clintonville)

The writer’s group is a place for writers from beginner to experienced to share their works and receive feedback from others. Bring your most recent work, either complete or in-progress, and talk about where it has been, is, and where it could be.

For more information see the Wild Goose Creative website.


THE BUSINESS OF ART

Second Mondays – 6:30 to 8:30PM
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit Street (north campus/south Clintonville)

A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. Join us as we present a free monthly panel discussion series designed to encourage art-centric entrepreneurship and provide a place for creative network building. This Business of Art Series is a discussion series held at Wild Goose Creative on every 2nd Monday of the month. The events run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the discussions beginning promptly at 6:40 and networking starting at 7:40.


SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE

Third Mondays
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit Street (north campus/south Clintonville)

The Songwriter’s group seeks to link songwriters who want to share their work with others for the purpose of feedback and encouragement. We encourage everyone to share their most recent song at each meeting. This serves to both give songwriters an audience to try out new material and to encourage each other to compose on at least a monthly basis. Let’s face it: a lot of creative types can get discouraged and lazy. The songwriter’s group will challenge you to write a new song every month. Bring a song and be prepared to talk about it along with your practices and philosophies of songwriting.

For more information visit the Wild Goose Creative website.


CREATIVE WRITING FOR SENIORS – WESTERVILLE SENIOR CENTER (Online Meeting)

Third Mondays – 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Online or Westerville Senior Center

Share your life experiences and encourage others as you develop writing skills together with your fellow Westerville Senior Center members and Julie K. To receive an email with instructions to connect via Zoom, contact the center for information. (Zoom is a free video conferencing software. An internet connected-device is required to participate.) Membership to the Westerville Senior Center is required.


DUBLIN WRITERS WRITE MEETUP

Tuesdays at 9:15AM
Dublin Library
75 N High St, Dublin, OH
(Look for the meetup sign in or near the quiet study room or computer banks)
Please join the Meetup group and RSVP as space is limited.

As writers we sometimes isolate ourselves, but gatherings can feed our creativity by connecting us to something larger than ourselves. This meetup will be HEAVILY writing focused. We can chat briefly to check in, but the bulk of the time will be spent focused on our writing. COME connect with others who will influence you to stick to the work by sticking to their own work near you! COME influence others to produce by producing your own work near them!


KIRKERSVILLE WRITER’S CLUB

Second Tuesdays at 6PM (March through November)
Kirkersville United Methodist Church
(Conference Room – Upstairs)
180 East Main Street
740-927-3355


CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP

Second Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Via Zoom

This writer’s group is open to all who are interested in improving their craft in fiction and creative nonfiction through workshop. Each month two people read aloud 9-10 double-spaced pages of their work, and receive supportive critique from the group.

Contact Lisa Lopez Snyder at LisaLopezSnyder@gmail for more information.

Kirkersville Writer’s Club is a group of amateur writers and the club is open to all. We have no dues. We hope the social atmosphere and information shared will inspire and encourage everyone to pursue their passion and perfect their writing.


THE OHIO WRITERS’ GUILD

Second Tuesdays 6:30 to 8PM
September through July Location:
Cultural Arts Center
139 West Main Street
Third Floor A/V Room
Summer Location:
Ohioana Library
274 E. First Avenue, Suite 300

The Ohio Writer’s Guild is a supportive group of aspiring and published authors. Writers share works-in-progress, finished and unfinished manuscripts for critiquing and networking. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, free lance articles and essays are presented for comments and suggestions. Come join us. We do not meet in August. Novice and seasoned writers can bring work to read, discuss, or critique in a relaxed setting. These meetings are free and open to the public.

For questions contact phanna@columbus.rr.com or find out more on their website: http://www.ohiowritersguild.org

Please follow them on Facebook.


THE WESTERVILLE POETRY GROUP

Third Tuesdays at 7 PM
Westerville Library
126 S. State Street (Westerville)

Do you like to discuss poetry? Do you want to know how to market your work to magazines and book publishers? Would you like to help edit a literary magazine? If all of these things sound interesting and fun to you, then come join us!

Groups meetings are open to the public and there is no membership fee.

For more information see http://www.wpl.lib.oh.us
or Call the Westerville library at 614-882-7277 ext. 159.


KNOXWRITES WRITING CLINIC

Various Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 PM

KnoxWrites Writing Clinics are held virtually on selected Wednesdays, from 12:00-1:00 PM. Writing clinics are short, 20-minute limited sessions for short projects. All writing programs are delivered remotely: online via Google chat, Zoom, over the phone, etc. Registration is required for writing clinic. Please fill out the online form with the required information.

If you are unable to meet Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 PM, please write in the comment section of the registration form at least three dates/times you are available during KnoxWrites office hours, 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday. You’ll receive an email from knoxwrites1@gmail.com within 2-business days to make arrangements.

NOTE: If you are visiting the Writing Clinic for a consultation about publishing, graduate school, test preparation, or other writing resources, please briefly describe in the comment section of the registration form your purpose of the visit. You may also share any comments you have about your upcoming appointment. For example, “I need some help with proofreading this letter” or “I need to write marriage vows and have writers’ block…”

If you submit a document as a shared Google document: If you are working in Google Docs, please click the email address for Literary and Writing manager Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher to share your document with knoxwrites1@gmail.com.


SOWRITERS

First Wednesdays at 7pm
Pump House Art Gallery in Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe

Join the Southern Ohio Writers Collaborative for their monthly meeting. Aspiring and published authors are welcome to attend. We work in most genres. including poetry.

Please contact Deb Gaskill for more information.


ORANGE BRANCH WRITER’S GROUP

First and Third Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30PM
Orange Branch Library
7171 Gooding Blvd.
Delaware, OH 43015
740-549-2665

Be inspired. Share ideas. Gain feedback. Network. Build a writing support group. Join the Orange Branch Library’s Adult Writers’ Group.

For more information visit the website.


WRITERS READ, a 60+ group

Second Wednesdays from 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Zoom (hope to return to in person soon).
No fee.

Please contact Barb Chuko for further information. There is a waiting list for this group. To join the waiting list, please contact lavinpink7@gmail.com.

The group hopes to return to in-person meetings soon. Please contact  Barb Chuko for more information.

Writers are voracious readers. Participants read aloud a passage from a favored writer’s work that has influenced their writing. A “How and Why” discussion follows.

Perhaps we will eventually compile a list of these books or a book exchange for participants. Please join with us for a wise, sometimes wiseacre, meeting with other writers 60+ (or not). The meeting is FREE.


GRANDVIEW LIBRARY WRITERS GROUP

Second Wednesdays from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Grandview Heights Public Library
1685 West First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 486-2951

Are you a writer interested in sharing your work with other writers and in giving and receiving
constructive feedback?

Whether your focus is fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, or any other format, join staff member Chris Boerger in an atmosphere of creative fellowship.

The spoken word is ephemeral, but writing is forever!

For more information visit the website.


COLUMBUS WRITERS’ WORKSHOPS

Second and fourth Wednesdays – evenings
Downtown or Bexley

Part of the Columbus Creative Cooperative. Our writers’ workshops meet twice a month in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose is to provide peer feedback for writers of all skill levels.

Currently, the writers’ workshops meet on the second and fourth Wednesday evening of each month. The location changes from time to time, but we typically meet at a coffee shop, restaurant or library in the downtown Columbus or Bexley area.

Normally, we request that all pieces that you’d like feedback on be submitted by midnight on the Sunday before the workshop. This gives everyone time to read that week’s work and formulate some thoughts before we arrive.

The co-op is available to provide feedback on short stories, essays, poetry, novels and more. However, our current focus is on original short stories. If you’d like feedback on a longer work, please consider breaking it into chapters or groups of 5,000 to 8,000 words.

So far, our group has a diversity of skill and experience levels, from beginners to published academians. This provides a fantastic spectrum of insight, and all of the feedback has been incredibly useful.

Although our group is open to writers of all ages, our members are primarily adults. Some subject matter might not be suitable for writers under 16.

You do not need to be a paid co-op member to participate in our workshops, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information on our writers’ workshops, please contact Columbus Creative Cooperative, or consider becoming a member of the co-op.


PEN & QUILL WRITER’S GROUP

Third Wednesdays – 7PM
Heritage Hall
Main Street – Crooksville

Pen & Quill currently has members from Newark, New Lexington, Buckeye Lake, Roseville and Crooksville. It is open to any writer seeking inspiration, editing assistance, or the company of other writers.

For more information, contact director Kathy Campbell at katonhottin2001@yahoo.com


THE INKSTONE

The Inkstone: A Greater Columbus Novel Writing Group
Last Wednesday of each month, 7PM
Kingsdale Giant Eagle Cafe, 2nd floor
3061 Kingsdale Center Columbus, OH 43221
Free

At The Inkstone, we’re here to help you become the best novelist you can be. The task of writing a novel is difficult and often fairly isolated. Having work critiqued is another challenge, learning to pitch, networking, and knowing the industry are all additional hurdles to the ever evolving process from page one to publication.

That is why we created The Inkstone. Visit our page to learn more about our unique structure and offerings.


BEXLEY FICTION WRITERS

First Thursday of the month – 6:00p to 9:00p
Various locations in Bexley (each meeting’s location is listed on our website and Facebook page)

www.bexleyfictionwriters.wordpress.com AND www.facebook.com/bexleyfictionwriters

Or if you want to email us ~ contact Josh at bexleyfictionwriters@gmail.com

Formed in early 2016 from a post-NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) desire to keep things going, Bexley Fiction Writers is a new group looking for members that are interested in editing their work together through round-robin feedback.

Our meeting format is pretty laid back:

* 15-20 minutes for gathering and introductions / socializing
* Each member has about 10 minutes to read a selection they are working on followed by 5-10 minutes of round-robin feedback (general or specific based on what the writer is looking for)
* Discussion on a topic related to either the art / craft or business of writing (topics listed on the website)
* Time for working on a project with other writers for support

Bring a piece that you’re proud of, can’t make heads or tails of, need help with, or just not sure how it’s coming across (or any other reason you’d like) to read for the group for feedback. You can ask for specific feedback (Character X seems really flat / needy / boring –“ what do you think / how could I fix that?) or something very general (Is this really appropriate for Urban-Fantasy-Post-Steam-Punk-Apocalypical settings?). Whatever!

As a group, we should be able to come up with some ideas to help out where you might be stuck.


COLUMBUS WOMEN’S WRITING GROUP

First Thursdays – 6 to 8PM
Virtual

Love to write? Want to meet other women writers? Join us each month. Get inspiration, support and feedback on your writing. Open to women writing nonfiction and fiction.

Anyone interested in attending please email us at columbuswomenwriters@gmail.com so we can include them in the zoom invite and communications.

Follow Columbus Women’s Writing Group on Facebook


PAGING COLUMBUS!

First Thursdays – 6 to 8PM
Urban Arts Space
50 W. Town Street (downtown)

Join poet, writer and instructor Hannah Stephenson along with some of Columbus’ best writers and bloggers the first Thursday of each month for Paging Columbus!, a poetry reading and literary arts event at the Urban Arts Space. This month’s readers have yet to be announced… stay tuned!

Free and open to all. Light refreshments provided.

Questions, comments or ideas? Contact Hannah Stephenson (hannahjstephenson [at] gmail [dot] com) or follow Paging Columbus! on Facebook.


WAGNALLS WRITING CLUB

First Thursdays – 6:30PM
Wagnalls Memorial Library – Lithopolis

Sharpen your skills with fellow writers.


POETRY AT THE DELAWARE LIBRARY

First Thursdays – 7PM
Delaware County District Library
84 E. Winter St. Delaware, OH 43015

Poetry at the Delaware Library meets the first Thursday each month to write and workshop poetry at the Delaware County District Library. All ages are welcome to share and discuss. For more information, contact Ben at beeditty [at] gmail [dot] com.


ALEX WRITES

First Thursdays – 7PM
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive – Alexandria

Open to all aspiring or published authors. Write, critique, learn, support, encourage.

Contact Betsy Young 740-924-0305 byoung@columbus.rr.com for information.


INKWELL FORUM

every other Thursday
North Columbus
No fee.

This group discusses and critiques members’ works of short fiction or nonfiction prose. Meets in a member’s home in the Bethel Road area. For more information, contact Rich at rwarren212@aol.com.


GROVE CITY WRITERS’ GROUP

Second Thursdays – 7PM
Grove City Library
Second Floor Board Room
3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

The Grove City Writers’ Group was formed in 2008 to network with other writers and to encourage each other to write. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the second floor board room of the Grove City Library. Writers may bring some of their work to read to the group followed by a light critique.

For further information, email janetshailer@hotmail.com.


SHUT UP & WRITE! COLUMBUS

Fridays at 8AM
Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Details

• What we’ll do
Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 8AM on Friday mornings.
Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you’ve written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
8:00 – SESSION 1: quick intros.<
8:10 – timer starts: write for 1 hour.
9:00 – chat / take off / keep writing.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 9A-9:30ish (I have to leave by 9:40 for work, but that doesn’t mean others have to!). Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.
BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.
• What to bring
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block noise or the occasional conversation by other patrons. Electrical outlets are limited, so charge your devices before whenever possible.

• Important to know — Roosevelt has a small parking lot on the east side of the building (enter from N 6th street) & if it fills, there’s metered street parking along Long & and also along 6th.

Sign Up here.


MAC WRITERS GROUP

ON HIATUS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

formerly the Writers Workshop of McDowell Senior Center

Second and Fourth Fridays – 10AM to 12:00
McConnell Arts Center Corner of 161 & Evening Street Worthington

This Worthington centric group meets at the MAC every second and fourth Friday to write, read, share and offer feedback. The group began October 8, 2010. Come and enjoy the art of writing and share your work with others in the group. For more information contact Jules Knowlton at julesknowlton@gmail.com.


SONGWRITERS & POETS CRITIQUE

Second and Fourth Fridays at 7:30 PM
Jackson Township Building
3756 Hoover Road (Grove City)

Call 614-777-0326 for more information or check the website at http://www.timothysklugh.com/spc/events.asp


POET’S & WRITERS GUILD

Fourth Fridays from 7:30PM
Galleria Evangelina
4269 North Nigh Street (Clintonville)

Call Dottie Turner at 614-263-9346 or Elizabeth Ann James at 614-267-3085 for more information.


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WRITING GUILD

First Saturdays – 10AM to 12:30PM
Columbus Public Library – Karl Road Branch
Meeting Room 3
5590 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43229

Free and open to all. We offer writers a supportive environment for writing, reading, and gentle critiquing. Each participant has an opportunity to share. You may read or bring copies of work you’d like to have critiqued. Some of us give better feedback when we see a copy; usually 5 copies are enough for us to share.

For more information contact Jeanne Marlowe at 614-476-8802 or jamarlowe@juno.com, or visit the Guild’s website at http://www.iwwg.org.


FICTION FLURRY – MARYSVILLE WRITER’S GROUP

Every other Saturday at 9:30AM (beginning 1/8/11)
Goodies N More
205 E. 8th Street (Marysville)

We are just a short drive from Dublin, Hilliard, and NW Columbus. We invite anyone interested in writing to join us! In addition, folks may get a glimpse of who we are by visiting our blog: http://www.fictionflurry.blogspot.com
Anyone who has additional questions may contact Rachel Dilley at racheldilley@yahoo.com


CONSTRUCTION ZONE – Poetry Workshop

Second Saturdays at 6:30 PM
310 E. Innis Ave.

Call 614-372-0453 for more information.


CENTRAL OHIO FICTION WRITERS

Monthly meetings held monthly on the “teen” Saturday
– see website for schedule
University Hotel
3110 Olentangy River Road

See http://www.cofwevents.org for additional information
or call 614-539-9131 for details.


COMPANY of WRITERS – WRITING GROUP

First and Third Saturdays from 10AM to Noon

Fiction and Nonfiction. Emphasis on revision and critique. Call 614-889-4857 for more information.


THE COLUMBUS HOUSE OF SCRIBES

Second and Fourth Saturdays from 4-6pm
Various (available on Meetup)
Founded 2007

We are dedicated to providing an open, friendly group to encourage your writing in whatever form it may take, as well as providing critiques for anything you would like to share, and writing voluntary monthly prompt responses as both writing exercises and to possibly spark new ideas. All writers, of any genre or format, are welcome to the Columbus House of Scribes!

We meet on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, as well as additional events. Official times and locations are available at our Meetup site.

Join the Meetup Group

Follow us on Twitter

Join us on Facebook

Our WordPress

Email us.


THE WRITERS COLLECTIVE

Third Saturdays at 10:00AM
Locations Vary – See the Meetup for Details

We are a writers support group. We get together to discuss experiences, trends, techniques and procedures for creating successful careers in the field of writing.

Writers at all stages of development should be a part of the collective. Also agents, producers, managers, coaches, designers, illustrators, script consultants and other support personnel who have a stake in the success and positive progression of the writing profession. The collective will share ideas and experiences that encourage and promote the success of one another. In addition we will conduct forums and seminars on various practices and methods for achieving stated goals in our chosen endeavors.

https://www.meetup.com/TheWritersCollective


BUCKEYE CRIME WRITERS

last Saturday of the month – 12:30PM to 2:30PM

Buckeye Crime Writers, a local chapter of Sisters in Crime (men welcome too), meets monthly. As a member of SICCO you would be joining a group of over 3,500 authors, readers, fans, librarians, booksellers, editors, and agents actively seeking to promote and strengthen the presence and voice of women mystery writers. And yes, we encourage active membership and particpation by men and women alike.

Check out the website at http://buckeyecrimewriters.org/.

Membership in the national organization ($40) is required for membership in the local chapter ($20).


DRAMA FOUNDRY

Monthly – Saturday 1:45 – 4:45PM
Upper Arlington Public Library Conference Room B.

Writing group for actors and script writers. For more information email thedramafoundry@yahoo.com. Visit thedramafoundry.blogspot.com for specifics on meeting dates.

This is not a writing group, but a place for writers to either share space or be alone for a day of writing. WiFi, computer, coffee, tea, water, fruit, candy, and camaraderie included in the fee. Check out the options at http://www.themustardseedretreat.com


AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY WRITING GROUP PHASE II

contact group facilitator (see below) for time and place

Okay so here it is. This is how it started, we are calling this Phase II because phase I, at least in its current fashion is phasing out. Initially this group targeted and was restricted to African American females only. Ages 30-43. The goal was to attract those interested in reading and writing, only one person was writing. The rest, maybe read the assigned books. As much as we would like to still target African Americans, sorry, can’t do it. Already tried it. A group dies without participation. This time no one is restricted (minus age requirement– must be an adult). We will still target African American’s but won’t exclude anyone. No Restriction on Gender or Age if 18 and Up. All Adults Are Welcomed.

For this group, we are only interested in attracting people who know they are Ready To Write. We already have the meeting spots reserved. We just need to agree to make a commitment to meet bi-weekly or monthly to write for 2-3 hours! This way no one has any excuses for not writing and getting that great novel done! We will bring our laptops or pin and paper to our already reserve venue, greet each other drink coffee, tea, latte’s and write.

The goal is for each participant to finish one manuscript within the first year of the first meet. We will only read books to get ideas. NO MORE BOOK CLUBS. The goal here is to become a writer, so only those interested in becoming so need participate. Its ok to be scared or have a blank idea, we can get around that just so long as you know you want to write. We can refer you to several book clubs if that’s what you are interested in. But this will be a literal/writers group. As you can tell we are very sincere about attracting would be WRITERS this time. Looking forward to seeing the level of interest.

Email for details at eblg@yahoo.com or VSnipes921@readytowriteaa.ning.com. Surf to http://www.blackplanet.com/SFV111 or http://readytowriteaa.ning.com