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The day before Thanksgiving, so we'll cancel. But if you have family in town and want to get away, you can SAY you are going to AWG. We won't blow your cover.

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What we're about

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 (except when school is out - like during winter and summer breaks - then we generally meet in a local library). 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 for details.

Come by and check it out, or email us for more information. We don't bite.

Our annual dues are now $10.

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.

We ask new members to spend some time in the group before posting his/her own work for critique. This has the dual result of the group getting to know the writer - what are the goals/expectations/experiences - and it helps the writer get to know the group to better understand the feedback being received ("this person doesn't connect with my material BUT also doesn't read this genre..."). Active participation is key!

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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