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Writing Groups

Writing groups are the second-most-requested benefit by Michigan Writers members. Since writing groups tend to form and re-form in private, we’d like to offer, in this public forum, two things.

First, we’ll share what information we find about, for, or possibly of interest to writing groups. You’ll see these articles below.

We now offer a writing group “classifieds” page, where members can connect with other writers who share their interests.

Some members have also pooled their experiences to offer some points to consider when forming a writing group.

If you’d like to share information, offer comments, or have any other ideas about how we can help you, please send an email to [email protected].

Our Fall Social Is Saturday, November 15

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Events, Writing Groups | 0 comments

Our Fall Social Is Saturday, November 15

On Saturday, November 15, come join us for a casual “happy hour” gathering of Michigan Writers members and friends at the InsideOut Gallery. The topic is creativity and belonging. That’s why we’ve invited special guests Good on Paper, an improv comedy group, to get the fun started. We’ll also be playing matchmaker with writing groups (only!). Have fun, meet people, have a drink … enjoy the literary life.

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Interlochen Fall Creative Writing Programs

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Featured, Literary Fiction, Memoir and Personal Essay, Poetry, Workshops | 0 comments

Interlochen Fall Creative Writing Programs

Registration is now open for the new Fall 2014 season at Interlochen’s College of Creative Arts. Explore the many weekend offerings which begin September 13 and run until November 18.

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Chapbook Winner Robb Astor Launches “Bitter Dagaa”

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Events, Featured, MichWriters Press, Poetry | 0 comments

Chapbook Winner Robb Astor Launches “Bitter Dagaa”

Michigan Writers will host a book launch for the winner of our annual chapbook contest, Robb Astor, of Traverse City. Bitter Dagaa, a collection of 23 poems, is partially rooted in Robb’s experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the United Republic of Tanzania during the mid 1990s.

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“Arranging Spaces, Phrases and Lines”

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Events, Poetry, Workshops, Writing Life | 0 comments

“Arranging Spaces, Phrases and Lines”

Michigan Writers welcomes Gordon Henry, who on Saturday afternoon, April 26, will lead a workshop on writing and reading collaboratively with musicians.

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Sound Matters: A Poetry Workshop by Francine Harris

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Poetry, Workshops | 0 comments

Sound Matters: A Poetry Workshop by Francine Harris

Sound Matters: It’s so easy to get carried away the “free” in free verse. This course will give you a few tips to keep your poems lyric and will help give them “flow.”

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ISLAND Hill House Artist Residency Program

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Writing Groups | 0 comments

ISLAND Hill House Artist Residency Program

The Hill House Artist Residency gives artists two-to-four-week periods of isolation and inspiration in Antrim County.

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Writing Classes at Oliver Art Center, Frankford

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Memoir and Personal Essay, Poetry, Workshops | 0 comments

Writing Classes at Oliver Art Center, Frankford

Writing workshops at Oliver Art Center support and welcome all aspiring writers and writers.

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Fall Writers Potluck on Nov. 14

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Events, Writing Groups | 0 comments

Fall Writers Potluck on Nov. 14

Please join us at our Fall Potluck, on Thursday, November 14, 6:00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse, 6726 Center Road, on Old Mission Peninsula.

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Where to Start? (Hint: HERE)

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Literary Fiction, Memoir and Personal Essay, MichWriters Press, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry | 0 comments

Where to Start? (Hint: HERE)

We’re now opening our annual chapbook contest, whose winner(s) will be edited, published and launched by Michigan Writers Cooperative Press in 2014!

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Community Reading of Whitman’s “Song of Myself” on Oct. 6

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Events, Poetry | 0 comments

Community Reading of Whitman’s “Song of Myself” on Oct. 6

Michigan Writers will present a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. The poem, a part of “Leaves of Grass” and consisting of 52 cantos, will be read in its entirety at the State Theatre, October 6 at 1 pm. Admission will be free of charge.

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