Columbia Writers is a close-knit group of dedicated writers and authors from all over the Balto-DC metro area. We take pride in each others' work and our shared goal is to encourage the work into its best possible version with the end goal of publication. All fiction genres are welcomed—we do not critique non-fiction or poetry.

Check out our blog/ website here: https://columbiawriters.wordpress.com/

Basic FAQ:
- 20/20 Critique Group (10 attendees): 2 writers submit up to 20 pages each. Prior attendance required before volunteering to submit.
- Small Group Critique (5 attendees): Every attendee submits up to 10 pages. 
- CORE Small Group Critique (8 attendees): Every attendee submits up to 10 pages. For members who've attended 25+ CW meets. 
- Novel in 6: Meets monthly for 6 months toward the goal of each member completing a novel. We work on pitches, first 5 pages, plot & character development, outlines, etc.
- As a group, we have published two anthologies currently available on Amazon, Bistro Bites andTrapped Tales.
- Workshops and guest speakers. We welcome visitors from all areas of writing to share their expertise: blogging, self-publishing, traditional publishing, agents, competition judges, etc. Please contact Jen for more information.
- Awesome holiday parties, socials, and an annual retreat. Starving writers unite!

New members are welcome to apply provided they are able to regularly participate; click on 'join us' to complete the application questions. Please answer all 5 questions fully so we can determine if CW is a good fit for you. A photograph of yourself (i.e. headshot) is requested so we can look for you at your first meet. Also, look for us on Facebook and Twitter.

~ Columbia Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    6 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    8 Writers attending
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    8 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    NI6 Novel Rewrite Group STARTS FEB 18 2015

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    NI6 Novel Rewrite Group STARTS FEB 18 2015

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    3 Writers attending
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    3 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    2 Writers attending
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    3 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 PM

    Celebrating CW's 5-year anniversary!

    4 Writers attending
 
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