Many of the writing clubs and writer learning/support groups listed here include WWA members. In alphabetical order by city/town location are their names, where they meet, what they do, and who to contact for more information. To get your writing group listed, please contact WWA’s Board Member Kim Suhr at email@example.com. Thank you and good writing!
Amery: Northern Lakes Writers’ Guild meets at the Northern Lakes Center for Arts, 113 Elm St., Amery — Contact: LaMoine MacLaughlin: firstname.lastname@example.org We read material one meeting and critique at next meeting. Members frequently publish.
Balsam Lake: Poco Penners meets in the library building in Balsam Lake; contact Carolyn Lumsden: email@example.com OR Dave Muller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Door County: Door Pens; contact Nancy Rafal: email@example.com
Eau Claire / Chippewa Valley area: Please go here for more information on various groups in the area: http://www.cvwritersguild.org/directory/
Eau Claire: Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild meets at Bethesda Lutheran Ch, 123 W Hamilton Av, Eau Claire; contact Mary Pierce: http://wwcwg.com/contactus.aspx Networking and fellowship time, a speaker, and GREAT snacks! Come early (5:30 – 6:30 pm); members read their work and receive feedback.
Eau Claire: Writers’ Group at the Library meets at the L. E. Philips Memorial Library, Eau Claire; contact: Sandra Lindow: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Yvette Flaten: 715-834-2844 We balance praise with criticism.
Edgerton, WI: Edgerton Writer’s Guild. Meets at the Edgerton Library (101 Albion Street) on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. The group begins with a writing prompt, watches a lecture on writing, and finishes with a critique of each others’ writings. For more information, please contact Jim Salimes: office: (608) 884-8512, cell: (608) 371-4304, email email@example.com
Grantsburg and Frederic Northwest Regional Writers (alternates meeting locations) contact Denis Simonsen: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Boyd Sutton: 715-653-4376
Hayward: Yarnspinners meet at Coopers Restaurant, Hayward; contact: Sally Bair: email@example.com OR Mary Jacobsen, 725-349-2761
Janesville: Janesville Area Writers Club; meets in the Hedberg Public Library Public Meeting Room, Janesville on the second and fourth Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Contact: 608-758-6600
Kewaskum: Moraine Writers Guild Critique Group meets every 2nd Thursday, 6 – 8 pm at the Kewaskum Library (206 1st St, 2nd Floor). All genres welcome. Coffee & Write Sessions meet every 4th Thursday from 6-8pm, at various cafes in the West Bend/Kewaskum area. Writers are encouraged to write for two hours with a break in between for ideas, plotting, chatting and hydration. Contact Nicolette@NicolettePierce.com for information.
La Crosse: La Crosse Area Writers Group (LCAWG); a MeetUp Group; contact via MeetUp, Larry Bastian
Ladysmith: Ladysmith Writers’ Exchange, a group of people who enjoy and encourage the fine art of writing, meets the second Thursday of every month in the conference room of the Pioneer Bank, 200 West Miner Ave., Ladysmith, WI. The Writers’ Exchange published Tall Tales, Poems and Life Stories, which is available at Amazon.com They also have started an online literary journal and welcome submissions from WWA writers at https://theflambeaureview.org/about/submit/
Madison: Tuesdays with Story meets at Barnes and Noble, West Towne Mall, Madison, first through fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Contact http://tuesdayswithstory.com/
Manitowoc: The Lakeshore Writers, sponsored by the Manitowoc Library, meet the second Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m. to Noon, in the Manitowoc Public Library Board Room, 707 Quay Street. Beginning and experienced writers from all genres are encouraged to participate. Meetings include five-minute readings, constructive and respectful feedback, and a brief writing exercise. Club Contact Carrie Sue Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org.
Menomonie: Chippewa Valley Writers. Meets at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Menomonie; contact Eva Mewes: email@example.com
Milwaukee: Allied Authors A group of published authors, up-and-comers, an agent, former journalists, nonfiction writers and avid readers who eagerly help one another become better fiction writers. Tracing our roots back to the Milwaukee Fictioneers (1931) and the Allied Authors of Milwaukee (1937), we are among the oldest professional writing groups in the state. Monthly meetings, occasionally at a local library, but usually at members’ homes. Learn more at: http://allied-authors.org/
Milwaukee: Red Oak Writing (11709 West Cleveland Avenue, West Allis). Through Roundtable Critique groups, craft workshops, author readings and Creative Writing Camps for young people, Red Oak creates a supportive community of writers who have the same goal: to improve their writing and help others to do the same. Contact Kim Suhr: 414-881-7276, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.redoakwriting.com
Milwaukee: Writer’s Voice is a critique group that meets in the afternoon on the second and fourth Thursday each month in Wauwatosa. We include poets, fiction and non-fiction writers. Contact Karin at 414-763-6388.
Nekoosa: Home Town Players/Writers Group; contact Diane Genz, 715-451-1389 OR email@example.com
Oshkosh: Oshkosh Area Writers Club meets at 10 a.m. first and third Saturday. We inspire and motivate members to write; and provide a supportive forum for constructive feedback. Membership is free and open to anyone 17 years of age or older. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pinney: The Pinney Writing Group meets in the Pinney Branch Library Meeting Room on the second Thursday of the month 7:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Joanne Johnson: email@example.com
Portage: Pauquette Wordcrafters meets at the Portage Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month 9:30-11:30 a.m. Contact Sarah Mautz 608-742-1319
Portage: The Writers at the Portage; meets in member homes; contact Barb Jensen, 608-742-6848 OR Elayne Clipper Hanson, 608-742-2410 Meets second Tuesday of the month 7:30pm May-Sept.
Solon Springs: St. Croix Writers of Solon Springs meets in the North Room of the Community Center; contact Jan K. Jensen: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Barbara Haislet: email@example.com
Stevens Point: AASP: Aspiring Authors of Stevens Point; contact Jim Pollack: 715-295-9979 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Walworth County: Autumn Writers Group; Locations vary; Writers join together for critiques, support, and networking. Click on the link to see our Facebook page for information on meeting places, times, etc. Information: 262-728-6481.
Waukesha: AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop offers online and on-site classes in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching and editing services. http://www.allwritersworkshop.com/ Kathy Gioegio, director, Email: email@example.com
Wausau: Writers of Wausau Club; contact Susan Engelbrecht: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets: offering members poetic camaraderie, a quarterly Museletter, two annual conferences, poetry contests and awards, and other regional and statewide events.
Take a look at this listing of writing groups and clubs by state. Scroll down to see those listed for Wisconsin and neighboring states. http://writersrelief.com/writing-groups-for-writers/