Writing Groups

Local Writing Groups are locally organized chapters of InScribe Christian Writers Fellowship. 

Although the groups operate under the umbrella of InScribe, they are independent entities; they function under the guidance of their local leaders and their own executives.

Local writing groups vary in size from small groups of 2-3 members to larger ones of 20 or more. Some larger groups may break into small groups for sharing and critiquing written work.

Find a Writing Group Near You

British Columbia


  • Fraser Valley Christian Writers
  • Contact Abe Funk abefunk@shaw.ca
  • Our purpose is to encourage, educate, and improve through critiques and sharing.


Tumbler Ridge




Calgary South

  • South Calgary Writers
  • Contact Nicola Cameron frankenseeh@yahoo.com
  • Critique Group. Submit work one week ahead to the above email address.

Calgary West

Edmonton North

Edmonton West End

  • Writers’ Cafe (Note: not accepting new members at this time)
  • Contact Joy Bailey joyousmi@hotmail.com
  • CAFE stands for ‘Community, Accountability, Feedback and Encouragement’

Red Deer

  • ICWF Red Deer Chapter
  • Contact Marian Warkentin wark@shaw.ca
  • Our purpose is to encourage, motivate, and inspire as well as offer critiques and writing exercises.


  • The Writer’s Wellspring
  • Contact Gwen Mathieu mathieug@xplornet.com
  • A critique group that is challenging and fun with mini free-fall exercises and sharing.




Bond Head, ON

  • The Writers’ Nest
  • Contact Belinda Burston burstonp@rogers.com
  • 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.


  • ICWF Burlington Chapter
  • Contact Nikki Rosen blueheron123@sympatico.ca
  • 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.


  • Writers Unite
  • Contact Glynis M. Belec writer@glynisbelec.com
  • First Friday of every month at the Studio Factor, 24 Wood Street, Drayton, Ontario


Nova Scotia

Halifax, NS