What we're about

The focus of this group is the exploration of fiction writing. Our top priority is creating a social group of youngish adults that like to read, write, and drink wine.

Organizers will host several different types of events such as creative writing exercises, book discussions, peer critiques, and book-to-film adaptation watch nights. We'll also attend literary events like author talks and festivals. And of course, there will be wine.

We hope to build an enjoyable social group where any level of writer or fiction enthusiast feels welcome. You'll notice we're starting out with less formal outings. Building a relaxed atmosphere is beneficial for future, structured writing/critique events. Our calendar will continue to expand as our membership grows. Please check back weekly for updates.

It’s OK to be in your 20s, 30s or 40s. But, you must be at least 21. We adhere to this rule since members join with this expectation. Please use a recognizable photo and real first name so we can ID you at events. Answer the few simple application questions so we know you’re human and in sync with our group's focus.

To contact an organizer please use the Meetup messenger. Do not use e-mail.

Upcoming events (3)

Meet and Greet

Babbo's Spaghetteria

Let's grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine. We'll get to know each other and talk about what we're writing and/or reading.

Disney Debunked

Montelle Winery

Brush up on your Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm. We'll discuss the source material of the lovable children's cartoons. But, do they deserve our love? What happens when stories are sanitized and reshaped? Please at least review Snow White, and The Little Mermaid. The winery will be pretty busy, and it's a big place. We will meet right outside the front doors to the tasting room/shop. (Not the doors to the patio). Parking can be tricky, and you might have to park in a lower lot, so give yourself some extra time. We will wait outside the door until 1:15. Date is tentative until April 20.

Open Critique Day

Needs a location

Location will be a public meeting room or residence, not a cafe. Bring whatever you're working on for critique, or part of it. Limit 3000 words for this event. If we have a large turnout we may split into smaller circles. We'll hang out and very likely have snacks, and maybe some vino. Folks may not feel comfortable uploading original work, especially at first. For this go around, please bring printed copies. We'll discuss different options for the future. Date is tentative until May 18.

Past events (3)

Meet and Greet & Flash Fiction

St. Louis Bread Co.

Photos (2)