Columbia Writers is a close-knit group of dedicated writers and authors from all over Maryland. 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.

Basic FAQ:
- 1st and 3rd Weds meets (limit of 10 attendees): 2 writers submit up to 20 pages each. Prior attendance required before volunteering to submit.
- 2nd Weds/4th Thursday meets (limit of 5 attendees. If we have enough people signed up on the waitlist we will run a concurrent second group.): Every attendee submits up to 10 pages each. 
- 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.
- We are currently working on our second group anthology, Trapped Tales (closed to submissions). 
- Workshops and guest speakers on occasion. 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 and socials. 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, find us on Facebook - Columbia Writers.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Fourth Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 PM

    The CORE

    6 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 11:00 AM

    Field trip to Baltimore Book Festival

    10 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:00 PM

    Ni6 - The Novel Strikes Back!

    4 Writers attending
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    8 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 PM

    NI6 #ChallengeAccepted Group Meet

    6 Writers attending
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 7:00 PM

    Capclave 2014

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    3 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Fourth Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 PM

    The NI6 Snickerdoodles

    7 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00 PM

    NI6 #ChallengeAccepted Group Meet

    6 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:00 PM

    The NI6 Snickerdoodles

    7 Writers attending
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

    4 Writers attending
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 PM

    NI6 #ChallengeAccepted Group Meet

    6 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:00 PM

    The CORE

    1 Writers attending
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
 

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Columbia Writers http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/1/2/0/global_178897152.jpeg
Founded Apr 23, 2010
20100423

Organizers:

Jennifer Michael, Michelle Drumheller

Requested donations

$2.00 per month

This covers: Website hosting, handouts, and the occasional promo/marketing materials.

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “We put out a donation jar during the meets.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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  • La Madeleine

    10% discount card for our members during meets

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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