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Community Writing Groups

Organizers, our Community Writing Groups Directory is now open to applications! Submit your group today!

AWP’s Community Writing Groups Directory is a new, free service to all writers who want to join a writing group or connect with potential members for their existing group.

Are you a writer looking for a writing group? Use the search fields below to find groups that suit your interests.

Our directory is now open to organizers. Writing group leaders who wish to add their group to this directory can submit a group profile on our application page. Please note: all group applications must first be approved by AWP before being added to the directory, and main organizers must be a member of AWP. Group leaders will also want to avail themselves of our Organizer Advice page for details about the application process and advice for forming your own group.

If you are looking for a conference, retreat, residency, festival, or writing center, please check out our WC&C Directory.

To narrow the list, select desired features and click the "Search" button:

1. Location

*To search for groups accepting members worldwide, select "Online or Not Specified" under country

2. Genre

3.Group format (select all that apply)

4.Name/Keywords




Questions?
Now Displaying 19 Community Writing Groups
Title Location Genre Group Status

Writers Near & Far

Virtual & International, United States

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

Women Who Submit Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s Literature

ACTIVE

Women of a Certain Age

Virtual, United States

Creative Nonfiction, Other

ACTIVE

The Intangible Taxonomists

Rochester, New York, United States

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

Tahoe Writers Works

South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

Tahoe Writers Works

South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

San Luis Obispo Writers' Room

Morro Bay, California, United States

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s Literature, Other

ACTIVE

Puget Sound Poetry Connection

Tacoma, Washington, United States

Poetry

ACTIVE

Post-MFA Novelists

Davis, California, United States

Fiction

ACTIVE

Moving Beyond Bloc-Whiteness

Online, Worldwide

Poetry

ACTIVE

Lit Youngstown

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s Literature

ACTIVE

Huntsville Literary Association Poetry Writing Workshop

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Poetry

ACTIVE

Huntsville Literary Association Creative Non-Fiction Group

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

Galleyway Virtual Writing Sessions

New York, New York, United States

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s Literature

ACTIVE

Fiction Writers' PowerHour

Virtual & World-wide, United States

Fiction

ACTIVE

BORICUAS

Oakland, California, United States

Poetry

ACTIVE

Birch Bark Writers

Virtual, United States

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

Beta Readers and Writers

Hayward, California, United States

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

ACTIVE

4tNightly Write-In

Virtual, United States

Not Listed

ACTIVE