If you write poetry, micro-prose, song lyrics or short episodic memoirs, then the Friday the 13th Poets group is for you. Group reading "No Fear!" events every Friday the 13th, and writing retreats are in the planning. These events will include opportunities for writing, reading and constructive criticism.
If a book or collection is your goal and you're serious about making it happen, then going on one of the private, individualized retreats -- hosted by Meetup organizer and writing coach Steve FitzGerald -- will be enormously helpful to you.
Members of the Friday the 13th Poets 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 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.