Writers’ Circles/Meetups/Groups/Workshops and Coalitions! New Haven has a lot of opportunities for writers to get inspired and hone their writing practice. Check out this list for a rundown of writing possibilities!

Writers' Circle

The Arts Council Writers’ Circle

Yes, the AC has its own Writers’ Circle, which meets monthly at the Arts Council Offices, 70 Audubon Street, 2nd Floor.

Our February our guest was author Tim Parrish.

Together, we explored the (book) writing process. That is, how he goes about — and how others might go about — starting, writing, and completing a book-length project (routines, different approaches to planning/outlining the work, editing one’s work, etc.)

The session is an informal discussion and sharing with a professional writer from the Greater New Haven Area. If you’re interested in writing we hope to see you here for the next session, details to come!


Elm City Writers Group

The group allows 10 minutes to each participant to share work and receive feedback.

Meets at: New Haven Free Public Library, Ives Branch, 133 Elm Street

Meets Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm. The membership is closed until April, when the group will expand again.

Contact Bill Armstrong at 203-946-8138 or warmstrong@nhfpl.org for more information.

New Haven’s Write Club

The Writer’s Workshop meetups happen at Book Trader Cafe, in the back room.

As they say: “You know the drill, 1000 word max on anything you want. Be creative, be unique, be yourself! Non judgmental atmosphere!”

The next one is this Wed. Feb. 25th at 7PM.

The New Haven Writers Meetup Group

They say, “The New Haven Writer’s Group is a critique-based collaborative for writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, memoirs and poetry dedicated to improving their craft. The group meets on Saturday for the purpose of sharing work and giving and receiving feedback. Work is not read aloud during the meeting. Instead prior to meetings, members post pieces for review and constructive criticism using the meet-up files system.” New members are welcome.

Do you know of or participate in any other writing group? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.