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 Barbara Struna (barbara.estruna@gmail.com) and we will work to match you up with the right group.

The current groups of the CCWC are listed below.

FICTION

Writers in Common (closed)
Location: Hyannis, Ma
Meets: Every Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Genres: Fiction, Memoir, Creative nonfiction
Level: Serious writers working toward publication

Advanced Writers Group (closed)
Location: Osterville. Ma
Meets: Every Tuesday, 9:30 AM to noon
Genres: Novels, short stories, essays, and poems
Level: Mixed – serious writers, most working toward publication

Falmouth Fiction Writers (open)
Location: West Falmouth, Ma
Meets: Every other Tuesday, 10 AM to noon
Genre: Adult fiction
Level: Mixed

Women’s Falmouth Fiction Group (open to new members, women only)
Location: Falmouth, Ma
Meets: Every other Thursday, 7 PM to 9 PM
Genres: Fiction and nonfiction prose
Level: Serious/experienced writers

Mid-Cape Fiction Group (open to new members)
Location: Hyannis, Ma
Meets: Evenings
Genres: Fiction
Level: Mixed/ serious writers seeking publication

Children’s Literature

Cape Cod Children’s Writers (closed)
Location: West Falmouth, Ma
Meets: Once a month on Thursday morning
Genre: Focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction but welcomes fiction and non-fiction picture books, chapter books, poetry and short stories
Level:  Serious writers working towards publication
Website: http://capecodchildrenswriters.com/

Mid-Cape YA/ MG Fiction Group (open for one or two members)
Location: West Barnstable, Ma
Meets: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at 10 am
Genre: Focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction – no picture, chapter, or NA manuscripts
Level:  Serious writers working towards publication

Poetry

Scargo Hill Poets (open to new members)
Location: Dennis, Ma
Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Genres: Poetry, all forms
Level: moderate to advanced; serious poets working toward publication

 

Falmouth Poetry Group (open to new members)
Location: Falmouth, Ma
Meets: Twice a month on Wednesday afternoons
Genres: Poetry, all forms
Level: all levels

 

Non-Fiction

Mid-Cape Nonfiction Writers Group (open to new members)
Location: Mashpee, Ma
Meets:First and third Wednesday of each month, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Genres: History, articles, and other non-fiction projects
Level: Mixed

Falmouth Non-fiction Writers Group (open to new members)
Location: Falmouth, Ma
Meets: Evenings, 7 pm
Genres: non-fiction and select fiction as the need arises
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 our writers group coordinator, Barbara Struna at barbara.estruna@gmail.com