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 Sara Kass, 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
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
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 (closed)
Location: West Falmouth
Meets: Every other Tuesday, 10 AM to noon
Genre: Adult fiction
Level: Mixed

Women’s Falmouth Fiction Group
Location: Falmouth
Meets: Every other Thursday, 7 PM to 9 PM
Genres: Fiction and nonfiction prose
Level: Serious/experienced writers

Mid-Cape Fiction Group
Location: Hyannis
Meets: Evenings
Genres: Fiction
Level: Mixed/ serious writers seeking publicatin

Children’s Literature

Cape Cod Children’s Writers (closed)
Location: West Falmouth
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
Location: West Barnstable
Meets: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at 10 am
Genre: Focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction
Level:  Serious writers working towards publicatio

Poetry

Scargo Hill Poets
Location: Dennis
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

Non-Fiction

Mid-Cape Nonfiction Writers Group
Location: Mashpee
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
Location: Falmouth
Meets: Evenings, 7 pm
Genres: non-fiction and select fiction as the need arises
Level: Mixed

Memoir

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

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 Sara Kass at writers@capecodwriterscenter.org