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 writers@capecodwriterscenter.org, and we 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 Wednesday from 6:10 – 8:00 PM
Genres: Fiction, Memoir, Creative nonfiction
Level: Serious writers working toward publication

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

Advanced Writers Group – Closed
Location: Osterville
Meets: Every Tuesday 10 am to noon
Genres: Novels, short stories, essays, and poems
Level: Mixed – serious writers, most working toward publication

Sands of Time Memoir Group – Closed
A Lively group of topics at the moment.
Location: Mid-Cape, location varies
Meets: 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

Sandwich Fiction – Closed
Location: Sandwich
Meets: Twice a month on various weekday evenings from 6-8 pm.
Genre: Fiction
Level: Mixed

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 us at writers@capecodwriterscenter.org.