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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].

Fiction-Writing Craft Talk with Christine Sneed on Aug. 2

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Featured, Literary Fiction, Workshops, Writing Life | 0 comments

Fiction-Writing Craft Talk with Christine Sneed on Aug. 2

Michigan Writers is pleased to be able to sponsor a fiction-writing craft talk with Christine Sneed on Sunday, August 2, at Minerva’s Restaurant at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City.

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Chapbook Winners Launch on June 14

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Events, Featured, Memoir and Personal Essay, MichWriters Press, Poetry | 0 comments

Chapbook Winners Launch on June 14

Michigan Writers Cooperative Press will be launching chapbooks from two exceptional emerging writers: Kris Kunz and Gabriella Burman. Join us at in the celebration!

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Spring Social for Writers and Friends on Sat., May 16!

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Dunes Review, Events, MichWriters Press, Writing Groups | 0 comments

Spring Social for Writers and Friends on Sat., May 16!

Celebrate Spring and Michigan Writers at the InsideOut Gallery on Saturday, May 16, from 5-7 pm!

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Writing Classes at NMC

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Featured, Literary Fiction, Memoir and Personal Essay, Mystery and Thriller, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Post-Publication, Workshops | 0 comments

Writing Classes at NMC

Join with other writers and sharpen your literary techniques in short classes designed for those who want to hone their writing skills as well as beginning writers.

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Special Reading by The Shaw Poets at Landmark Books

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Events, Poetry | 0 comments

Special Reading by The Shaw Poets at Landmark Books

This event will feature six local poets from The Shaw Poetry Group and is part of Landmark Books celebration of National Poetry Month. Readers will include Chris Bazzett, Paul Stebleton, Marcy Branski, Michael Hughes, Candace Lee and Carrie Cantalupo Sharp.

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Scholarship to the Interlochen Writers Retreat!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Literary Fiction, Memoir and Personal Essay, Mystery and Thriller, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, SciFi and Fantasy, Workshops | 0 comments

Scholarship to the Interlochen Writers Retreat!

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Writers Retreat, Michigan Writers and the Interlochen College of Creative Arts are pleased to announce 1 full-tuition scholarship to the 2015 Retreat!

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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 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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