Writers Groups

The CCWC offers a variety of Writers Groups, open to members only.  These are small groups of writers who meet regularly to share their work and enhance skills in a  supportive atmosphere. During sessions, writers read from their work and fellow members comment upon its strengths and offer suggestions for improvement.

If you would like to join a writing group, your first step is to fill out the questionnaire here: CCWC Writing Group Questionnaire. Email your completed questionnaire to Dwight Ritter at ritterco@comcast.net, and he will work to match you up with the right group.

The current groups of the CCWC are listed below.

Writers in Common – Closed
Location: Hyannis
Meets: Every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Genres: Fiction, Memoir, Creative nonfiction
Level: Serious writers working toward publication

Mid-Cape Nonfiction Writers Group – Open
Location: Mashpee
Meets: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month 1:00 to 4:00
Genres: History, articles, and other non-fiction projects
Level: Mixed

Advanced Writers Group – Open
Location: Osterville
Meets: Every Tuesday 9:45 am to noon
Genres: Novels, short stories, essays, and poems
Level: Mixed – serious writers, most working toward publication

Scargo Hill Poets – Open
Location: Dennis
Meets: First and third Thursdays of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Genres: Poetry, all forms
Level: moderate to advanced; serious poets working toward publication

Sands of Time Memoir Group – Open
Location: Mid-Cape, location varies
Meets: Twice monthly, times vary
Genre: Memoir and other nonfiction projects
Level: Mixed – serious writers

Cape Cod Children’s Writers , Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) – Closed, maintains waiting list
Location: West Falmouth
Meets: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Genre: All types of writing and illustrating for children, including fiction and non-fiction picture books, chapter books, poetry, YA novels, short stories, and youth magazine articles.
Level:  Serious writers working towards publication
Website: http://capecodchildrenswriters.com/

Falmouth Fiction Writers – Closed
Location: West Falmouth
Meets: 10 a.m. every other week on a weekday to be determined
Genre: Adult fiction
Level: Mixed

Falmouth Writers – Open
Location: Falmouth
Meets: Two Thursday evenings per month
Genres: Fiction and nonfiction prose
Level: Serious/experienced writers

Upper Cape Writers Group – Open
Location: Sandwich
Meets: Second and fourth Thursdays from 6-8:15 pm.
Genre: Novels, short stories, essays, and poems
Level: Mixed

Though each group has its own working methods, rules, and strategies, there are some general guidelines which apply to all of our writing groups. You can download and read these guidelines here: CCWC Group Guidelines

If there is sufficient interest, we will be forming one or more new groups in the near future. If you would like more information about any of our groups, or about starting a new group, please contact contact Dwight Ritter at ritterco@comcast.net.