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

  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Query Letters

    30 Writers | 5.00

    We'll have a discussion of what makes successful query letters for a three main applications: 1) novels, 2) freelance assignments, 3) non-fiction. Members have shared... Learn more
  • January 14 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Critique

    22 Writers

    1) "The First Few Years" Chapter 1 by Thierry 2) "Cassiopeia's Chair" Novel Opening by Jamie  -
  • January 7 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Discussion

    30 Writers | 5.00

    We usually take the first meeting of the year to discuss goals and objectives for the year.  We can do that here and help members fashion writing plans for the coming... Learn more
  • December 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Annual Holiday Party

    36 Writers | 5.00

    We're making our triumphant return to Hard Times in Clarendon - the private party room upstairs. This was a big hit in 2012, we're going to be even bigger and better... Learn more
  • December 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Hybrid

    17 Writers

    A little bit of this, a little bit of that... Critique: 1) "Shock Factor" Chapters 1 and 2 rewrite by Stas Discussion/Exercise: TBA
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Founded Aug 19, 2006
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