We are a fun and supportive group of writers living in and around Northern Virginia. All skill levels and all types of writing are represented: novels, poetry, lyrics, short stories, non-fiction, children's stories, and more!

We meet every Wednesday at 7pm in a room at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.  Meetings generally last about 2 hours and are either sessions designed to provide feedback on members' work, or a workshop session aimed at a specific element of writing.

Check the Calendar and the About Us tabs for details.

Come by and check it out, or email us for more information. We don't bite.

Our annual dues re now $18.

The money is used to cover costs associated with the Meetup Site and copies, handouts, and other supplies utilized by the group. "Extra" funds will either carry over to future year's costs OR be used to throw a party for the group or present awards. The group will decide.

Once a new member joins he or she will have 2 months to try the group on for size before being required to pay dues. If after 2 months, a member has not paid, they will be removed from the group.


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Welcome Writers!

Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Critique

    30 Writers | 5.00

    1) "The Brightest Star in My Night Sky" Chapter 1 of a sci-fi novel by Katie 2) "Shadow of the Rock Star" Novel excerpt by Gary. Note he mentions this section focuses on... Learn more
  • February 18 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Exercise

    23 Writers

    We're going to reach into our bag of tricks for a writing exercise tonight. Maybe an old favorite...maybe something new! Come prepared to write, share, and have fun.
  • February 11 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Critique

    30 Writers | 5.00

    1) "Remembering Herself" First 10 pages of a short story from Sarah 2) "Shock Factor" Chapter 2 rewrite by Stas 3) "Sailors and Saints" Chapter 4 by The Powerses
  • February 4 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Flaming Fragment

    30 Writers

    This is a free-wheeling discussion, brainstorming session for members to work out problems, flesh out ideas, and spitball with other writers. If you'd like to sign up... Learn more
  • February 1 · 7:00 PM

    Annual Dues Collection

    11 Writers

    There is no actual meeting - this is a simple way for you to pay your dues for 2015.  When you register for this event, it will charge you, via Paypal, $18 (the group... Learn more
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Your organizer's refund policy for The Arlington Writers Meetup Group

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Aug 19, 2006
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This Meetup is community funded


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  • Provide supplies or equipment
  • Occasional room rental fees.

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