What we're about

Are you working on a non-fiction book, article, proposal, script, or blog? Join the Arlington Creative Non-Fiction Writers for constructive critiques and networking opportunities!

In addition to constructive feedback, we're also here to support each other in researching, writing, selling and publicizing our projects.

MAY 2020 UPDATE: For the time being, we'll be meeting virtually via Zoom (videoconferencing).

In normal times, we meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Sweet Leaf in Arlington, near the Courthouse Metro! Details to come on the resumption of face-to-face meetings.

If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to pennhand@gmail.com.

Upcoming events (4+)

Monthly meeting

Online event

Break bread with us, talk about the craft and business of nonfiction writing, share thoughts on submissions from members, discuss writing events around town, and plan the occasional special event.

If you have work you would like to share for a critique, please email the Organizer or send them a message via Meetup.

Submission Guidelines: 3,000 words max, excluding any Author's Remarks or Questions. Please double-space, use a 12-point font, and number your pages. Make sure your name and email (or other contact info) appears in the document, ideally in the header, along with any remarks for or questions you'd like to ask the readers. And please submit it no later than the Thursday before the meetup.

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, our group will be meeting via Zoom. Links to participate are sent out on the Sunday before our Tuesday meetings.
Please email the host if you are interested in joining the group.

OUR NORMAL MEETING PLACES IS Sweet Leaf (on Google Maps) on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, but you can't enter via Wilson. Enter via Clarendon Blvd. It's two blocks west of Courthouse Metro on Clarendon Blvd. Tricky!

Finally, check out our Facebook page, which features announcements and links to publications by members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291074777769003/

Monthly meeting

Online event

Break bread with us, talk about the craft and business of nonfiction writing, share thoughts on submissions from members, discuss writing events around town, and plan the occasional special event.

If you have work you would like to share for a critique, please email the Organizer or send them a message via Meetup.

Submission Guidelines: 3,000 words max, excluding any Author's Remarks or Questions. Please double-space, use a 12-point font, and number your pages. Make sure your name and email (or other contact info) appears in the document, ideally in the header, along with any remarks for or questions you'd like to ask the readers. And please submit it no later than the Thursday before the meetup.

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, our group will be meeting via Zoom. Links to participate are sent out on the Sunday before our Tuesday meetings.
Please email the host if you are interested in joining the group.

OUR NORMAL MEETING PLACES IS Sweet Leaf (on Google Maps) on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, but you can't enter via Wilson. Enter via Clarendon Blvd. It's two blocks west of Courthouse Metro on Clarendon Blvd. Tricky!

Finally, check out our Facebook page, which features announcements and links to publications by members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291074777769003/

Monthly meeting

Online event

Break bread with us, talk about the craft and business of nonfiction writing, share thoughts on submissions from members, discuss writing events around town, and plan the occasional special event.

If you have work you would like to share for a critique, please email the Organizer or send them a message via Meetup.

Submission Guidelines: 3,000 words max, excluding any Author's Remarks or Questions. Please double-space, use a 12-point font, and number your pages. Make sure your name and email (or other contact info) appears in the document, ideally in the header, along with any remarks for or questions you'd like to ask the readers. And please submit it no later than the Thursday before the meetup.

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, our group will be meeting via Zoom. Links to participate are sent out on the Sunday before our Tuesday meetings.
Please email the host if you are interested in joining the group.

OUR NORMAL MEETING PLACES IS Sweet Leaf (on Google Maps) on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, but you can't enter via Wilson. Enter via Clarendon Blvd. It's two blocks west of Courthouse Metro on Clarendon Blvd. Tricky!

Finally, check out our Facebook page, which features announcements and links to publications by members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291074777769003/

Monthly meeting

Online event

Break bread with us, talk about the craft and business of nonfiction writing, share thoughts on submissions from members, discuss writing events around town, and plan the occasional special event.

If you have work you would like to share for a critique, please email the Organizer or send them a message via Meetup.

Submission Guidelines: 3,000 words max, excluding any Author's Remarks or Questions. Please double-space, use a 12-point font, and number your pages. Make sure your name and email (or other contact info) appears in the document, ideally in the header, along with any remarks for or questions you'd like to ask the readers. And please submit it no later than the Thursday before the meetup.

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, our group will be meeting via Zoom. Links to participate are sent out on the Sunday before our Tuesday meetings.
Please email the host if you are interested in joining the group.

OUR NORMAL MEETING PLACES IS Sweet Leaf (on Google Maps) on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, but you can't enter via Wilson. Enter via Clarendon Blvd. It's two blocks west of Courthouse Metro on Clarendon Blvd. Tricky!

Finally, check out our Facebook page, which features announcements and links to publications by members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291074777769003/

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