As any writer will appreciate, writing can be a solitary occupation. That’s why we believe it is important for writers to meet with like-minded individuals who are both Christian and passionate about their writing.
Local writing groups meet regularly to provide support and encouragement to Christian writers in various regions across our vast country. Email our Writing Groups Coordinator for more.
Find a Writing Group Near You
|Prov||City/Town||Group Name||Group Description||Contact|
|BC||Abbotsford||Fraser Valley Writers||Our purpose is to encourage, educate, and improve through critiques and sharing.||Abe Funk|
|BC||Taylor||Peace Region Writers’ Group||-||Marnie Pohlmann|
|BC||Tumbler Ridge||Ridge Writers||-||Tracy Krauss|
|AB||Airdrie||Airdrie and Area Writers||-||Tandy Balson|
|AB||Barrhead||Women Word Weavers||-||Sharon Espeseth|
|AB||Calgary South||South Calgary Writers||Critique Group. Submit work one week ahead to the contact email address.||Nicola Cameron|
|AB||Calgary West||West Calgary Writers||-||Sandi Somers|
|AB||Edmonton North||North Pointe Community Church||-||Bob Jones|
|AB||Edmonton West End||Writers' Café|
Note: not accepting new members at this time. CAFE stands for "Community, Accountability, Feedback and Encouragement"
|AB||Red Deer||ICWF Red Deer Chapter||Our purpose is to encourage, motivate, and inspire as well as offer critiques and writing exercises.||Marian Warkentin|
|AB||Wetaskiwin||The Writer's Wellspring||A critique group that is challenging and fun with mini free-fall exercises and sharing.||Gwen Mathieu|
|MB||Winnipeg||Manitoba Christian Writers Association||-|
|ON||Bond Head||The Writers' Nest||A writer’s group and a place of nurture and growth in the craft of writing. We offer critique if it is asked for. This group has proven to be a safe environment for fledgling writers, who can learn from those with more experience.||Belinda Burston|
|ON||Burlington||ICWF Burlington Chapter||Meets once per month to offer support, encouragement and critiques. It’s a fun group! Usually meet the third Thursday of the month, 6:30-9:00 pm. Contact Nikki for details.||Nikki Rosen|
|ON||Drayton||Writers Unite||First Friday of every month at the Studio Factor, 24 Wood Street, Drayton, Ontario||Glynis M. Belec|
|ON||London||Ready Writers||-||Ruth Smith Meyers|
|NS||Halifax||Metro Christian Writers||-||Janet Sketchley|
If you are looking for connection, but don’t live close to a writing group, consider signing up to be paired with a writing buddy! This writing accountability initiative can be for critiques, encouragement or just accountability.
InScribe has created a database of writers who are looking for one on one encouragement, accountability, and candid feedback, and then ‘hooks them up’ with another writer with common interests, goals, and experience. This is especially helpful for writers who live in isolated areas or who cannot become part of a writing group for any other reason.
The idea for ‘Writing Buddies’ was sparked at the 2016 fall conference when Carolyne Aarsen, the VIP day guest speaker, mentioned that she and another writing friend committed to be one another’s ‘writing buddy’ after attending conference. This was before she went on to become a million plus selling author.
Participants must be willing to commit to a six month trial period, agreeing to contact each other at least once a month to talk about their writing goals, barriers, and other related topics. Writing Buddies’ is less about being a ‘critique’ partner or mentor, and more about the encouragement to persevere.
If you are interested or just want more information, contact our Communications Coordinator.
Other Ways to Connect
Join our Facebook Group and get involved in some lively conversations, or visit and comment on the InScribe Writers Online Blog. There are lots of ways to make new friends and connect with like minded Christian writers!