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

  • April 9 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Critique

    25 Writers | 5.00 5.003

    1) "Aftermath of Victory" from Jamie. (a longer piece, so if you want to read to the break on page 13, that's fine.) 2) "Sailors and Saints" Prologue and first chapters... Learn more
  • April 2 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Exercise

    29 Writers | 4.50 4.503

    It's been so long since we've done a writing exercise, we thought we'd break out the pads and pens. We're going to play "Beginning - Middle - End," so come prepared to... Learn more
  • March 26 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Critique

    30 Writers | 5.00 5.002

    1) "The Shadow of the Rock Star" reworked chapter 1 of a novel from Gary 2) "Bamboo Hearts", "Silence", and "A Man Dies in the Desert" 3 poems from Troy 3) "Chapter 3 -... Learn more
  • March 19 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Panel Discussion: Research

    30 Writers | 5.00 5.003

    We'll feature another panel discussion tonight on the role of research in writing with tips, how tos, and how not tos from three  experts. Gary H. is a trained historian... Learn more
  • March 12 · 7:00 PM

    AWG Meeting - Critique

    29 Writers | 4.50 4.503

    1) "The Man Who Whistled" by Maurice. Opening of a novel. 2) "Pittsburgh 1-2" by John S. First two chapters of a YA novel.
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Founded Aug 19, 2006
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Membership dues

$18.00 a year

This covers: Website, handouts, supplies for meetings, and the occasional room rental fee..

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “in person at a meeting with cash or a check payable to "Michael Klein - AWG." Electronic payments will be up and running in a few days.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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