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The Drink & Draft Poetry Roadshow

The Drink and Draft Poetry Roadshow is a traveling poetry writing workshop that meets online and in various bars, coffee shops, and other locations around the Chicago suburbs. We write together and discuss poetic practice.

Location: 
Aurora, IL
United States
Illinois
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online, Meets In Person
Genre of interest: 
Poetry
Preferred group size: 
99
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
Group meets for: 
Workshop, Writing exercises, Discussion, Tips
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Monthly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Portland Writers' Nook

I would like to see an in-person group get started in Portland or the greater Portland area that focuses on craft, support and feedback, a group that is inclusive to all genres, communities and levels of experience. 

Location: 
Portland, OR
United States
Oregon
Meeting preference: 
Meets In Person
Genres of interest: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Preferred group size: 
20
Group meets for: 
Workshop, Submissions, Discussion
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Weekly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Serenity Cafe Writers

"What does it mean to be a conscious, active, engaged human being in our world today? How do we live that out through our personal, community, and global interactions with others? How do we live that out within ourselves and our writing?"

As a writer and an editor, and as an evolving being, these are the areas I'd like to address in a writer's group. I'd love to share insight, encouragement, and delve into exploration with others who are asking these types of questions.

I'm the editor and publisher of a quarterly arts/culture/consciousness magazine that features global writers and perspectives, as well as a regional segment focused on the South Carolina coastal area. I am a photographer and graphic designer, published poet since the early 1990's. I welcome anyone who would like to be a part of the discussion and exploration of these topics. I look forward to contributing to the discussion, helping others, and learning from those who participate.

Location: 
Myrtle Beach, SC
United States
South Carolina
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry
Preferred group size: 
30
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
Group meets for: 
Submissions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading
Group meets: 
Bi-weekly
Group members:Currently has 4 members

Poets of Interbeing

"If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow: and without trees, we cannot make paper." —Thich Nhat Hanh

Poets of Interbeing is intended to be a small, supportive group of poets who share similar themes in our work as encapsulated by the Thich Nhat Hanh quote above. These themes include poetry as a way of paying attention to the world around us, the interdependence of all things, relationships between nature and humans, and places and those who live in those places.

We plan to meet twice a month to share, appreciate, and workshop poems. Since the group is just getting started, the frequency and format may change depending on the interests of its members. If you are a poet and your writing touches on the above themes, we'd love to meet you!

Group photo by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash

Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Virginia
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
Preferred group size: 
10
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
Group meets for: 
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners
Group meets: 
Bi-weekly
Group members:Currently has 6 members

Short stories writers - Spanish

Este es un grupo para escritores de cuentos que crean sus obras en español. 

Los objetivos del grupo son:

  1. Leer los cuentos de los participantes y ofrecer feedback, hacer análisis colectivos.
  2. Compartir recursos y contenidos de interés que nos ayuden a mejorar como escritores y escritoras de cuentos.
  3. Divertirnos.

Esta será una comunidad de apoyo y colaboración para ayudarnos a crecer y disfrutar de nuestra pasión por la escritura.

Location: 
Sweden
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genre of interest: 
Short Fiction
Preferred group size: 
20
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book
Group meets for: 
Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading
Language used: 
Spanish
Group meets: 
Bi-monthly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

The Tardigrades Salon

A salon for writers who want to have their work read and discussed and become part of a creative community. We will work on providing constructive feedback and encouragement for writers on the long and lonely slog. Workshop experience is desirable but not required, though we will use standard workshopping techniques. All genres are welcome, the only requirement being an authentic attempt at creative work without judgement or prejudice. 

If interested please email javedjahangir@yahoo.com with 5 pages of your writing sample.   

Location: 
Potomac, MD
United States
Maryland
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online, Meets In Person
Genres of interest: 
BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Preferred group size: 
9
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
Group meets for: 
Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Bi-weekly
Group members:Currently has 4 members

Short Fiction Writers

Hi there!

After years of being out of the literary scene, it is my attempt to bring together others who are just as passionate as I am with re-creating a supportive workshop setting with writers who are committed to writing, sharing, critiquing, and revising their work with each other. Whatever the end goal may be, if you have work you would like feedback on and are also willing to bring your writing experience to others, this group would be great for you.

Workshops can be daunting, and that's not my intention. Although I'm more traditional, I am very understanding of others' reading and writing capabilities, especially in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. If you're a writer, I urge you to have some form of accountability, whether that's with a group like this or on your own. 

Location: 
Pico Rivera, CA
United States
California
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online, Meets In Person
Genres of interest: 
BIPOC Voices, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
Preferred group size: 
10
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
Members identify as: 
Mexican American
Group meets for: 
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Weekly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Mapping the Maze Workshop

For participants of Poets & Writers Mapping the Maze workshop to meet online, create community, share/access resources provided during the workshop.

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Preferred group size: 
99
Group meets for: 
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading
Language used: 
English
Group members:Currently has 13 members

best writer

I want to talk to a person to Grow myself with his/her experiences about writting , poetry ; or if he/she is a Religious person, benefiting of his/her knowledges about his/her religion to use them in my novel.

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genre of interest: 
Fiction
Preferred group size: 
2
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
Group meets for: 
Discussion
Languages used: 
English, Persian
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Jersey writers

I would like to expand a present group of mid New Jersey poets and prose writers who meet on zoom to include more local writers and to meet occasionally in person for workshops. Leader, Barbara de la Cuesta, has a Masters in Creative non fiction, and has published two prize winning novels as well as one collection of poetry. She led a coffee house for poets and a small publishing enterprise for twenty years at the Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights, NJ and is a member of the Asbury Book Coop paad

 

Location: 
Toms River, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Poetry
Preferred group size: 
15
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
Group meets for: 
Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Tips, Reading
Language used: 
Spanish
Group meets: 
Bi-weekly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

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