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 almost ten 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.

We hate to say this, but Meetup charges us more if we have over fifty members in our group. We meet every Thursday at 7:30 PM. If you are unable to fit this in your schedule please consider joining at a later time when you will be able to participate. Anyone who does not attend at least one meetup in a three-month period will be removed.

Upcoming events (5)

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center

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. Things have changed, as you well know. IWM has moved to virtual meetings for as long as is necessary. Same time, same day, every week. Disregard all remaining instructions regarding physical meetings. If you would like to attend a critique session, contact Steve at [masked] and let him know. You will be directed to the items for critique. Once you have read them and the guidelines for critiques, and you are still able to participate, contact Steve again and he'll get you hooked up. Normally, we meet at: The Illinois Fall Creek Center on the Ivy Tech Campus 2535 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208, Room 225. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and never go longer than 9:00 PM. An invite will be sent out to regular attendees and those who contact Steve with an interest. This invite should arrive in your email at 7:15pm. 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

Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center

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. Things have changed, as you well know. IWM has moved to virtual meetings for as long as is necessary. Same time, same day, every week. Disregard all remaining instructions regarding physical meetings. If you would like to attend a critique session, contact Steve at [masked] and let him know. You will be directed to the items for critique. Once you have read them and the guidelines for critiques, and you are still able to participate, contact Steve again and he'll get you hooked up. Normally, we meet at: The Illinois Fall Creek Center on the Ivy Tech Campus 2535 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208, Room 225. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and never go longer than 9:00 PM. An invite will be sent out to regular attendees and those who contact Steve with an interest. This invite should arrive in your email at 7:15pm. 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

Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center

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. Things have changed, as you well know. IWM has moved to virtual meetings for as long as is necessary. Same time, same day, every week. Disregard all remaining instructions regarding physical meetings. If you would like to attend a critique session, contact Steve at [masked] and let him know. You will be directed to the items for critique. Once you have read them and the guidelines for critiques, and you are still able to participate, contact Steve again and he'll get you hooked up. Normally, we meet at: The Illinois Fall Creek Center on the Ivy Tech Campus 2535 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208, Room 225. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and never go longer than 9:00 PM. An invite will be sent out to regular attendees and those who contact Steve with an interest. This invite should arrive in your email at 7:15pm. 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

Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center

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. Things have changed, as you well know. IWM has moved to virtual meetings for as long as is necessary. Same time, same day, every week. Disregard all remaining instructions regarding physical meetings. If you would like to attend a critique session, contact Steve at [masked] and let him know. You will be directed to the items for critique. Once you have read them and the guidelines for critiques, and you are still able to participate, contact Steve again and he'll get you hooked up. Normally, we meet at: The Illinois Fall Creek Center on the Ivy Tech Campus 2535 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208, Room 225. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and never go longer than 9:00 PM. An invite will be sent out to regular attendees and those who contact Steve with an interest. This invite should arrive in your email at 7:15pm. 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 (169)

Weekly Meetup and Critique

Ivy Tech Community College - Illinois Fall Creek Center

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