This is a list of local writing groups that will meet during the month of December. Each group has a different focus and style. To find the group that is best for you, I advise you to contact the group leader (when given) or the hosting site for further information. If you find any errors in this list, or know of any groups that are not listed, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you go to any of these meetings, please, share your impressions in the comments.
Tuesday December 4 – 7:00-9:00 PM
Harrop Room of the Phoenixville Library
Raymond Rose leads this group where writers can “ask questions about the writing process, read their work out loud, and receive and offer input on the material read.”
If you’d like to submit your work, or if you have any questions, contact Raymond at email@example.com.
Wednesday December 5 – 7:00 PM
The Philadelphia Area Writers Group
Valley Forge Barnes & Noble
The Philadelphia Area Writers Group – associated with Pennwriters but open to all – meets on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information you can contact the group’s coordinator, Gretchen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnes & Noble doesn’t officially hold meetings in December, but the group may still meet unofficially. Check with the coordinator first.
Saturday December 15 – 2:00-4:00 PM
Slices of Life Writing Circle
This group meets on the third Saturday of each month. There is a $10 charge. To reserve a spot, email Cheryl Stahle at email@example.com.
Tuesday December 18 – 7:00 PM
Brandywine Valley Writers Group
“The Brandywine Valley Writers Group was founded to help professional and amateur writers improve their craft and achieve their goals. We strive to inspire writers through our various programs and to offer friendship within our extensive membership.”
The program for December will be announced.
Wednesday December 19 – 7:00 PM
Main Line Writers Group
The date of this meeting has been changed to avoid meeting on Thanksgiving.
This Meetup group alternates between critique sessions and meetings discussing writing related topics. Check the site – or contact the group leaders – for more information.
The December meeting is critique night.
Saturday December 29 – 9:00-11:30 AM
Women’s Writing Circle
Wellington Square Bookshop
The Women’s Writing Circle is to inspire women writers of suburban Philadelphia. They usually meet on the second Saturday of the month for a read-around and the last Saturday of the month for a critique group.
For more information, you can contact Susan Weidener at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her website at http://www.susanweidener.com.