South Portland Public Library Writers’ Group

Do you want to start writing but have no idea where to begin?  Do you have a manuscript you want some feedback on?   Or do you need motivation to stick to a writing schedule or overcome writer’s block?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider attending one of our meetings.

The South Portland Public Library Writers’ Group is open to all writers—from those just picking up a pencil through published authors.   Please join us for feedback, critiquing, and general discussion.  If you’d like, feel free to bring some of your writing to share with the group.

Although writing is often a difficult, solitary pursuit, we believe that it is infinitely easier and more enjoyable with support from a writing community.  Rather than a class or a workshop, we are a writing support group—offering encouragement, inspiration, and motivation.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 2-4 pm.  New members can get more information by contacting the library at 767-7660.  Please check our events calendar for the current schedule.

Between meetings, try these great writing resources:

The Writers Market – an up-to-date listing of magazines, publishers and agents for all genres, available in the library’s reference collection.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

Romance Writers of America

National Novel Writing Month

Writer’s Digest Magazine

The Writer Magazine

Pen American Center

Poets & Writers

Maine Writers & Publishers

Maine Crime Writers

Plus…we have lots of books about writing from plot to dialogue, characters to description, and all about submissions in our non-fiction collection!