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. Open to all.
- CORE Small Group Critique (8 attendees): Every attendee submits up to 10 pages. For members who've attended 50+ CW meets or by invitation.
- 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 at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/columbiawri... and  Twitter at https://twitter.com/columbiawriters.

~ Columbia Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

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

    20/20 Critique Meet

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

    Small Group Critique

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

    CORE Small Group Critique

    6 Writers attending
  • Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM

    Ni6 Rewrite Group: The Mondays

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

    20/20 Critique Meet

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

    Celebrating CW's 5-year anniversary!

    17 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    4 Writers attending
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    Ni6 Rewrite Group: The Mondays

    5 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:00 PM

    SPECIAL CORE Small Group Critique

    6 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:00 PM

    CORE Small Group Critique

    3 Writers attending
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 15, 2015 7:00 PM

    Ni6 Rewrite Group: The Mondays

    5 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00 PM

    20/20 Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
 
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