Group Starting for New Writers in NW Arkansas

Members of the NW Arkansas Writers’ Guild are reaching out to writers who are looking for a support and critique group geared to novices.

New writers frequently have questions that differ from the concerns of writers who have been at the craft longer. The new Writers’ Group will be geared to the concerns of writers who are interested in writing for publication and feel that they would benefit from interaction with other writers, both published and unpublished.

Meetings will provide instruction and critique in a workshop setting. At least one published writer will always be present to answer questions. Participants will be asked to pay a fee of $5 per meeting to defray meeting place expenses.

Like the Guild, the Writers’ Group will meet for three 10-week sessions during the year, probably on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3:30.

If you are a writer who lives within easy driving distance of Fayetteville and are interested in joining the Writers’ Group, send an email to Maeve Maddox. Include some brief information about what kind of writing you are interested in. Say what meeting days and times would be most convenient for you.

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.

6 thoughts on “Group Starting for New Writers in NW Arkansas

  1. In the past I’ve taken several writing classes through my local community colleges. I feel as my instructors have felt I have a talent. Due to circumstances in my life I laid everything aside. But now I’m ready for me! I want to write, but having trouble starting again. I would appreciate the help with my problem.

  2. I represent Siloam Springs Writers. We are looking for speakers to come to our group throughout the year. If you have published writers or poets in your group who would be willing to speak to us, please contact me. Thank you so much.
    Rachel Kulp

  3. I have been writing magazine articles for a long time, but want to get into writing some books. I have helped co-write a children’s book, but we have not found a publisher yet – I also have ideas for two adult gardening books that I would like to write. I would like to work with others on a regular basis to get ideas and suggestions. I would prefer an evening class, but I could meet on most Sat. afternoons (my Saturdays are usually very full). I live in Fayetteville.

  4. I have never been published but have taken courses in writing for children. I like to write stories and articles geared toward children as well as short mystery stories for adults.

    Saturdays would work for me. I am glad to hear about this group beginning. I live in Springdale.

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