What we're about

The Indianapolis Writers’ Meetup group began in 2009. I had tried online groups and found them of little use, either because of lack of participation or the quality of the critiques. I also thought that the group should be free. The vast majority of writers make little money, and I didn’t feel people should pay if they were willing to trade critiques in kind. With no other local group filling that niche, the Indianapolis Writers Meetup was born.

I’m proud to say we have had over a hundred different writers grace our door, with consistent meetings at least once per week for over eight years. Only major holidays and major winter snow storms have forced us to skip a meetup.

That’s because most of our writers are professionals. They have–or are looking to–publish, either through traditional publishers or the burgeoning self-publishing industry. When we critique, it’s with an eye toward what sells. That’s not to say we push our fellow writers towards conforming to what’s popular, but that we have experience with what the market looks for in quality.

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Starbucks

The weekly gathering of the Indianapolis Writers Meetup. Everyone is invited. We ask that new members bring an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a dedication to the craft. NEW/OLD LOCATION! For the duration of the summer, we will be returning to our old location at the Starbucks at 1420 N Capitol Avenue. (15th and Capitol) It starts at 7:30 PM and never goes longer than 9:30 PM. RSVP on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/243086912801296/) Established members, please go to our Google Drive folder for the items we are critiquing this week: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByycerZ1P8I4Nm5MQWlpTnUwbk0?usp=sharing

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Starbucks

The weekly gathering of the Indianapolis Writers Meetup. Everyone is invited. We ask that new members bring an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a dedication to the craft. NEW/OLD LOCATION! For the duration of the summer, we will be returning to our old location at the Starbucks at 1420 N Capitol Avenue. (15th and Capitol) It starts at 7:30 PM and never goes longer than 9:30 PM. RSVP on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/243086912801296/) Established members, please go to our Google Drive folder for the items we are critiquing this week: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByycerZ1P8I4Nm5MQWlpTnUwbk0?usp=sharing

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Starbucks

The weekly gathering of the Indianapolis Writers Meetup. Everyone is invited. We ask that new members bring an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a dedication to the craft. NEW/OLD LOCATION! For the duration of the summer, we will be returning to our old location at the Starbucks at 1420 N Capitol Avenue. (15th and Capitol) It starts at 7:30 PM and never goes longer than 9:30 PM. RSVP on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/243086912801296/) Established members, please go to our Google Drive folder for the items we are critiquing this week: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByycerZ1P8I4Nm5MQWlpTnUwbk0?usp=sharing

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Starbucks

The weekly gathering of the Indianapolis Writers Meetup. Everyone is invited. We ask that new members bring an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a dedication to the craft. NEW/OLD LOCATION! For the duration of the summer, we will be returning to our old location at the Starbucks at 1420 N Capitol Avenue. (15th and Capitol) It starts at 7:30 PM and never goes longer than 9:30 PM. RSVP on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/243086912801296/) Established members, please go to our Google Drive folder for the items we are critiquing this week: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByycerZ1P8I4Nm5MQWlpTnUwbk0?usp=sharing

Past events (110)

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Starbucks

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