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): Every attendee submits up to 10 pages each. *on holiday break, will resume in January*
- 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 in the final editing stages of our second group anthology, Trapped Tales.
- 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, look for us on Facebook and Twitter.

~ Columbia Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    The NI6 Snickerdoodles

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

    Critique Meet

    5 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

    4 Writers attending
  • Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00 PM

    CW Holiday Party

    14 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
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    Query Letter Workshop

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

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Friday, January 9, 2015 4:00 PM

    Weekend Writing Retreat!

    12 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique 2nd/ 4th Wednesdays

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:00 PM

    NI6 #ChallengeAccepted Group Meet

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:00 PM

    The CORE

    1 Writers attending
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique 2nd/ 4th Wednesdays

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

    Critique Meet

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

    Small Group Critique 2nd/ 4th Wednesdays

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

    NI6 Novel Rewrite Group STARTS FEB 18 2015

    4 Writers attending
 

Your organizer's refund policy for Columbia Writers

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Apr 23, 2010

Organizers:

Jennifer Michael, Michelle Drumheller
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Requested donations

$2.00 per month

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

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • 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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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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