This is a list of local writing groups that will meet during the month of December. Each group has a different focus and style. To find the group that is best for you, I advise you to contact the group leader (when given) or the hosting site for further information. If you find any errors in this list, or know of any groups that are not listed, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you go to any of these meetings, please, share your impressions in the comments.
Monday December 5 – 7:00-9:00 PM
Harrop Room of the Phoenixville Library
Raymond Rose leads this group where writers can “ask questions about the writing process, read their work out loud, and receive and offer input on the material read.” If you’d like to submit your work, or if you have any questions, contact Raymond at email@example.com.
Wednesday December 7 – 7:00 PM
The Philadelphia Area Writers Group
Valley Forge Barnes & Noble
The Philadelphia Area Writers Group – associated with Pennwriters but open to all – meets on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information you can contact the group’s coordinator, Gretchen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technically, Barnes & Noble does not hold meetings in December, but this group will meet unofficially, wink-wink.
Saturday December 10 – 9:00-11:30 AM
Women’s Writing Circle
Wellington Square Bookshop
The Women’s Writing Circle is to inspire women writers of suburban Philadelphia. They usually meet on the second Saturday of the month for a read-around and the last Saturday of the month for a critique group.
For more information, you can contact Susan Weidener at email@example.com, or visit her website at http://www.susanweidener.com. There will be no critique group in December.
Sunday December 18 – 12:00-3:00 PM
Willow Grove Barnes & Noble
Sponsored by the Philly Liars’ Club, this group – usually – meets on the last Sunday of each month and lets writers of all levels “swap experiences and share info about the writing life.”
Tuesday December 20 – 7:00 PM
The Brandywine Valley Writers Group
The Four Dogs Tavern
The Brandywine Valley Writers Group is a group for local writers to meet and discuss writing. Most of their meetings have guest speakers who will inform the audience on many aspects of writing and the industry. They meet at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month at The Four Dogs Tavern in Marshallton, PA.
The December meeting will be the group’s Annual Holiday Party.
Wednesday December 21 – 7:00 PM
Main Line Writers Group
This Meetup group offers critique sessions every other month, with various other topics discussed in the remaining months. Check the site – or contact the group leaders – for more information.
The December meeting will be a critique session. You don’t have to bring work to be critiqued, but if you wish to do so, then check the site for all the details.