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The Writers’ Group of the Triad is a loose collection of Meetup groups having to do with writing. Each group is independent and operates under its own rules and at a meeting place of its choosing. If you are interested in forming a new group, send a message to the Organizer, Rick Fisher, at rfisher_writer@jhu.edu (or send me a Meetup message.

In the past, WGOT consisted mostly of genre-specific monthly critique group meetings where members could improve their writing skills through peer review. With the demise of the parent non-profit organization, many of these groups disbanded (unnecessarily), so we are now looking for people to host groups in nearly all areas. If you are interested in facilitating meetings for any particular type of writing, let us know! We'll set you up and help you get started. Groups meeting anywhere in the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area are welcome.

We are also interested in adding groups on publishing, editing, marketing, or specific aspects of the craft of writing, such as improving structure or point of view, or even groups where writers can discuss problems of any sort they are encountering, or simply rant about writing issues--in short, groups designed to energize writers rather than improve skill. If it has something to do with writing, we're interested! Send the Organizer a message.

Write on!

Upcoming events (4+)

Speculative Fiction Writers

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Welcome to the Speculative Fiction group!

(Interested in another kind of writing/publishing/editing/critique group? Go to WGOT to see about getting started.)
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The Speculative Fiction group is a critique group for writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It meets on the second Wednesday of every month. DURING THE COVID EPIDEMIC we are meeting by internet. (Link visible on the right to those who RSVP.)

The facilitator of the Speculative Fiction genre is Rick Fisher at [masked] . His phone number is[masked]. New members should send him an email to get the current material being critiqued.

Short Story Writers Round Table

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Note: Looking ahead, during the October meeting, we will have a special appearance by author Tim Swink. You are invited to attend and ask a question about his books, writing, or publishing.

Now on to our July meeting…
Thank you for your interest.

WANT TO TRY US? Participate in up to two Short Story Writers Round Table meetings before you need to join the group.

In MeetUp complete and save your Meetup PROFILE (include a photo and your email address), you may RSVP that you plan to attend an upcoming meeting.

Please provide your email address, so that our Group Coordinator, Art Williams, can email the latest short stories and a ZOOM Invitation (with link) to you, confirming the date and time of the next meeting. Be sure you have already downloaded the free Zoom app from the App Store.

Critiques: After you decide to join the group as an active member, you may submit one short story (any genre) per meeting by email to the other members who each critique it during the month's meeting. Total annual fee is less than $20, due in the spring or prorated throughout the year.

Schedule of Upcoming Meetings: Short Story Writers Round Table meets (currently on Zoom virtually and in the future in-person if possible) the 4th Saturday of every month (except December) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. as follows:

March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 26
No December meeting.

Prior to the Zoom meeting you will receive emails from members containing their short stories. You are to read the stories before the meeting and offer your critique/comments live during the meeting. When an active member, you are to write and email your own short story to the group at least 5 days before the meeting.

NO December meeting.

Speculative Fiction Writers

Link visible for attendees

Welcome to the Speculative Fiction group!

(Interested in another kind of writing/publishing/editing/critique group? Go to WGOT to see about getting started.)
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The Speculative Fiction group is a critique group for writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It meets on the second Wednesday of every month. DURING THE COVID EPIDEMIC we are meeting by internet. (Link visible on the right to those who RSVP.)

The facilitator of the Speculative Fiction genre is Rick Fisher at [masked] . His phone number is[masked]. New members should send him an email to get the current material being critiqued.

Short Story Writers Round Table

Needs a location

Thank you for your interest.
WANT TO TRY US? Participate in up to two Short Story Writers Round Table meetings before you need to join the group.

In MeetUp complete and save your Meetup PROFILE (include a photo and your email address), you may RSVP that you plan to attend an upcoming meeting.

Please provide your email address, so that our Group Coordinator, Art Williams, can email the latest short stories and a ZOOM Invitation (with link) to you, confirming the date and time of the next meeting. Be sure you have already downloaded the free Zoom app from the App Store.

Critiques: After you decide to join the group as an active member, you may submit one short story (any genre) per meeting by email to the other members who each critique it during the month's meeting. Total annual fee is less than $20, due in the spring or prorated throughout the year.

Schedule of Upcoming Meetings: Short Story Writers Round Table meets (currently on Zoom virtually and in the future in-person if possible) the 4th Saturday of every month (except December) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. as follows:

March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 26
No December meeting.

Prior to the Zoom meeting you will receive emails from members containing their short stories. You are to read the stories before the meeting and offer your critique/comments live during the meeting. When an active member, you are to write and email your own short story to the group at least 5 days before the meeting.

NO December meeting.

Past events (776)

Short Story Writers Round Table

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