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 Thurs 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

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:30 AM

    NaNoWriMo - Columbia Kick-Off

    4 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    NaNo Write-In

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

    The NI6 Snickerdoodles

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

    Critique Meet

    9 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 PM

    NaNo Write-In

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

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

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

    NI6 #ChallengeAccepted Group Meet

    5 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 PM

    NaNo Write-In

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

    CORE Meet

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

    Critique Meet

    3 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:00 PM

    NaNo Write-In

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    The NI6 Snickerdoodles

    6 Writers attending
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00 PM

    NI6 #ChallengeAccepted Group Meet

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

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

    The NI6 Snickerdoodles

    6 Writers attending
  • Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
 

Your organizer's refund policy for Columbia Writers

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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Founded Apr 23, 2010
20100423

Organizers:

Jennifer Michael, Michelle Drumheller
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$2.00 per month

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

Payment is accepted using:

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

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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    10% discount card for our members during meets

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