If you write poetry, micro-prose, song lyrics or short episodic memoirs, then the Ohio Poetry Writers group is for you. Group events and private individual retreats are in the planning for this year. These events will include opportunities for writing, reading and constructive criticism.
If a book is your goal and you're serious about making it happen, then going on one of the private, individual retreats -- hosted by Meetup organizer and writing coach Steve FitzGerald -- will be enormously helpful to you.
Members of Ohio Poetry Writers may suggest, host and invite members to various other events and open-mics by posting them here on our website.
Membership is currently free and there may be fees for attending some poetry and creative writing events and retreats announced here. In the meantime, you may be interested in the 2016 Autumn Writers Retreat in September/October. Details are at the http://IslandWritersClub.com meetup.