We are a writers' group dedicated to helping our colleagues polish and publish. Please join us if writing is your passion, your thing, or your raison de vivre. We are egalitarian; our writers may be in varied stages of development, but we were, of course, all beginners at one time.

All that we will expect of you as a member is a sincere effort to grow as a writer, and to do your best to provide honest, yet kind, reviews. At our meetups we'll get down to some real in-depth critiquing, and discussions. If you've never critiqued or been critiqued we will guide you. Our group will review any sort of work, fiction, or non-fiction.

In the case of submissions that are overtly political, religious, or otherwise controversial, we will attempt to give unbiased feedback on the quality of writing, and how well the work achieves its intended purpose or effect.

However, if a submission is so disturbing to a member that it impairs the ability to offer a balanced review, that person should recuse his/herself. Blatant hate directed at a particular group is discouraged because it may create a climate that is anathema to the congenial interaction of our writers. Our meetups are intended to provide a positive experience and to nurture our writing talents

Please review your work for grammar and spelling accuracy before submission.  If you submit work it WILL be critiqued, so there is an expectation of quid pro quo, even if you do not physically attend the meetup.

Note: Some work submitted may be intended for mature readers, so if you are under 18 years of age we request that you obtain permission from a parent/guardian before you participate. See you at our next workshop!

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Recent Meetups

  • August 9 · 3:00 PM

    Write With Audacity

    7 Writers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Please upload your submission(s) (Limit is 6000 words, but you may go a bit over to avoid an awkward break.), double-spaced, in Word 97-03 (.doc), or RTF) to "Files"... Learn more
  • July 19 · 3:00 PM

    Gabfest XIX

    3 Writers | 5.00

    We'll meet at Fiesta Mexico for some scrumptious fare. No critiques, just great conversation with fascinating people like you. This will give us the opportunity to ... Learn more
  • July 12 · 3:00 PM

    Create Firecracker Conflicts

    4 Writers | 5.00

    Please upload your submissions (Limit is 6000 words, but you may go a bit over to avoid an awkward break.), double-spaced, in Word 97-03 (.doc), or RTF) to "Files" under... Learn more
  • June 14 · 3:00 PM

    Never Fear Your Prose To Prune

    5 Writers | 5.00

    Please upload your submissions (Limit is 6000 words, but you may go a bit over to avoid an awkward break.), double-spaced, in Word 97-03 (.doc), or RTF) to "Files" under... Learn more
  • May 24 · 3:00 PM

    Gabfest XVIII

    4 Writers | 4.50

    We'll meet at T.J. Rockwell's in Mechanicsburg for some scrumptious fare. No critiques, just great conversation with fascinating people like you. This will give us the... Learn more
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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