Community Writing Groups

Organizers, our Community Writing Groups Directory is now open to applications! Submit your group today!

AWP’s Community Writing Groups Directory is a new, free service to all writers who want to join a writing group or connect with potential members for their existing group.

Are you a writer looking for a writing group? Use the search fields below to find groups that suit your interests.

Our directory is now open to organizers. Writing group leaders who wish to add their group to this directory can submit a group profile on our application page. Please note: all group applications must first be approved by AWP before being added to the directory, and main organizers must be a member of AWP. Group leaders will also want to avail themselves of our Organizer Advice page for details about the application process and advice for forming your own group.

If you are looking for a conference, retreat, residency, festival, or writing center, please check out our WC&C Directory.

To narrow the list, select desired features and click the "Search" button:

1. Location

*To search for groups accepting members worldwide, select "Online or Not Specified" under country

2. Genre

3.Group format (select all that apply)


Now Displaying 2 Community Writing Groups
Title Location Genre Group Status

The rise of liverpool

Bowie, Maryland, United States

Not Listed


Testing 1-01

Bowie, Maryland, United States

Fiction, Screenwriting