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September, 2023

Wednesday
27
New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building
6:00 PM
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The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building, New Cumberland. The date will vary depending on the 4th Wednesday, but it‘s July 26 this month. Please bring 5- 10 copies of no more than a 5-page, double spaced, and 12 point font sample of your work, .
Thursday
28
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It's the LAST Thursday of the month, not the four despite the name. Meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Cafe at the Settler's Ridge Barnes & Noble. The discussion topic is open to anything writing or publishing-related, but if you have a specific topic in mind, please email host Annette Dashofy.
Thursday
28
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
28
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
30
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.

October, 2023

Monday
2
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Join Area Rep Terry Friedman and other PW members for this Zoom critique session. Contact Terry for details.
Tuesday
3
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
3
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in-person meeting at Marzoni‘s Restaurant, with special guest speaker Steven Sherrill, delighting us with a multi-media presentation. Please follow Sherrill on social media and visit his websites: http://stevensherrill.com, https://vimeo.com/stevensherrill, http://stevensherrill.bandcamp.com and if you‘re in the area, please support his latest book by attending his launch party on Saturday evening, September 9th, at The Workshop in Centre Hall (James Kalsbeek’s magical space, where his visual work­ — 125+ paintings and other shenanigans) will be on display as well.
Tuesday
3
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In this course, we will: Learn about story structure, plot points, pinch points, and rising action. We’ll discuss in detail what should happen in each chapter of your book, and why it’s important to follow a certain order (and why things could fall apart if you don’t). We’ll figure out not only how to map out a story before you write, but also how to fix a story you’ve already written that isn’t working. And we’ll utilize real world examples from popular books and movies to do this (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Legally Blonde, and Die Hard).
Wednesday
4
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This in-person meeting of writers is led by Dave Freas and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday
4
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Work (up to five pages) to be critiqued is emailed to the group at least one week prior to the meeting, pasted into the body of the email, not attached. Print the critiqued texts and bring it with you to the meeting for discussion. The meeting is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at Panera’s.
Thursday
5
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
5
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
7
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This group meets the first Saturday of each month. Currently being held Zoom. Leader: Janet Wells
Saturday
7
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This group meeting twice monthly, led by Phyl Campbell.
Monday
9
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This is a Zoom meeting. Contact Katie Yelinek for link and details. Guest speaker will be New York Times reporter, Christopher Mele who will talk about pitching to news outlets. Included will be information about how fiction writers can work with local, regional, and national news outlets to market their works.
Tuesday
10
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
10
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In this course, we will: Learn about story structure, plot points, pinch points, and rising action. We’ll discuss in detail what should happen in each chapter of your book, and why it’s important to follow a certain order (and why things could fall apart if you don’t). We’ll figure out not only how to map out a story before you write, but also how to fix a story you’ve already written that isn’t working. And we’ll utilize real world examples from popular books and movies to do this (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Legally Blonde, and Die Hard).
Wednesday
11
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Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6 pm at Panera’s in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center. Writers of fiction, nonfiction, and at any skill level are welcome. We review one person's work each month. Work to be critiqued is sent least a week in advance. The group is currently full, but they keep a waitlist.
Thursday
12
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
12
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
14
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This group meets at the Erie Public Library on the second Saturday of each month. Leader: Todd Main
Tuesday
17
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
17
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Online group led by Cindy Hospador. Usually meets the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Cindy to make sure of meeting date.
Tuesday
17
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In this course, we will: Learn about story structure, plot points, pinch points, and rising action. We’ll discuss in detail what should happen in each chapter of your book, and why it’s important to follow a certain order (and why things could fall apart if you don’t). We’ll figure out not only how to map out a story before you write, but also how to fix a story you’ve already written that isn’t working. And we’ll utilize real world examples from popular books and movies to do this (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Legally Blonde, and Die Hard).
Wednesday
18
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Online Zoom critique group. Email Mark for instructions and link.
Wednesday
18
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This in-person meeting of writers is led by Dave Freas and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Thursday
19
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
19
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
21
ZEM ZEM BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER
8:00 AM
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Join fellow writers in Erie in October for a full day of workshops, networking, and good food. A perfect way to inspire your writing as winter approaches.
Saturday
21
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This meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month is currently meeting on Zoom, SVP (Shenango Valley Pennwriters)
Saturday
21
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This group meeting twice monthly, led by Phyl Campbell.
Tuesday
24
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
24
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In this course, we will: Learn about story structure, plot points, pinch points, and rising action. We’ll discuss in detail what should happen in each chapter of your book, and why it’s important to follow a certain order (and why things could fall apart if you don’t). We’ll figure out not only how to map out a story before you write, but also how to fix a story you’ve already written that isn’t working. And we’ll utilize real world examples from popular books and movies to do this (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Legally Blonde, and Die Hard).
Wednesday
25
New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building
6:00 PM
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The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building, New Cumberland. The date will vary depending on the 4th Wednesday, but it‘s July 26 this month. Please bring 5- 10 copies of no more than a 5-page, double spaced, and 12 point font sample of your work, .
Thursday
26
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It's the LAST Thursday of the month, not the four despite the name. Meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Cafe at the Settler's Ridge Barnes & Noble. The discussion topic is open to anything writing or publishing-related, but if you have a specific topic in mind, please email host Annette Dashofy.
Thursday
26
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
26
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Tuesday
31
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.

November, 2023

Wednesday
1
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Work (up to five pages) to be critiqued is emailed to the group at least one week prior to the meeting, pasted into the body of the email, not attached. Print the critiqued texts and bring it with you to the meeting for discussion. The meeting is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at Panera’s.
Wednesday
1
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This in-person meeting of writers is led by Dave Freas and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Thursday
2
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
2
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
4
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Saturday
4
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This group meets the first Saturday of each month. Currently being held Zoom. Leader: Janet Wells
Saturday
4
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This group meeting twice monthly, led by Phyl Campbell.
Monday
6
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Join Area Rep Terry Friedman and other PW members for this Zoom critique session. Contact Terry for details.
Tuesday
7
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
7
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This meeting will be in-person, agenda and guest speakers TBA.
Tuesday
7
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This workshop is based on Timons‘s Warfare for Writers project. There will be four Zoom sessions, the first hour of each being the must-see information, the second hour being expansion and discussion.
The fundamental discussions will be on the topics of Catechism for the Semi-Clueless, since most writers haven‘t seen combat or been in the military, and Getting Combat on the Page (the craft of it all). There will also be slideshows, including Fortifications 101, Ancient Warfare Basics, Logistics in Warfare and Fiction, and Why You Won‘t Have Galleons without Gunpowder. Additional elements will very much depend on the needs of the participants.
Wednesday
8
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Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6 pm at Panera’s in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center. Writers of fiction, nonfiction, and at any skill level are welcome. We review one person's work each month. Work to be critiqued is sent least a week in advance. The group is currently full, but they keep a waitlist.
Thursday
9
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
9
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
11
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Saturday
11
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This group meets at the Erie Public Library on the second Saturday of each month. Leader: Todd Main
Tuesday
14
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
14
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This is a Zoom meeting FOR THOSE ALREADY REGISTERED for the November online class.
Wednesday
15
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This in-person meeting of writers is led by Dave Freas and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday
15
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Online Zoom critique group. Email Mark for instructions and link.
Thursday
16
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
16
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
18
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Saturday
18
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This meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month is currently meeting on Zoom, SVP (Shenango Valley Pennwriters)
Saturday
18
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This group meeting twice monthly, led by Phyl Campbell.
Tuesday
21
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
21
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Online group led by Cindy Hospador. Usually meets the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Cindy to make sure of meeting date.
Tuesday
21
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This is a Zoom meeting FOR THOSE ALREADY REGISTERED for the November online class.
Wednesday
22
New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building
6:00 PM
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The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building, New Cumberland. The date will vary depending on the 4th Wednesday, but it‘s July 26 this month. Please bring 5- 10 copies of no more than a 5-page, double spaced, and 12 point font sample of your work, .
Thursday
23
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It's the LAST Thursday of the month, not the four despite the name. Meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Cafe at the Settler's Ridge Barnes & Noble. The discussion topic is open to anything writing or publishing-related, but if you have a specific topic in mind, please email host Annette Dashofy.
Thursday
23
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It's the LAST Thursday of the month, not the four despite the name. Meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Cafe at the Settler's Ridge Barnes & Noble. The discussion topic is open to anything writing or publishing-related, but if you have a specific topic in mind, please email host Annette Dashofy.
Thursday
23
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
23
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
25
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Tuesday
28
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
28
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This is a Zoom meeting FOR THOSE ALREADY REGISTERED for the November online class.
Thursday
30
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
30
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.

December, 2023

Saturday
2
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Saturday
2
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This group meets the first Saturday of each month. Currently being held Zoom. Leader: Janet Wells
Saturday
2
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This group meeting twice monthly, led by Phyl Campbell.
Monday
4
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Join Area Rep Terry Friedman and other PW members for this Zoom critique session. Contact Terry for details.
Tuesday
5
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
5
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The in-person holiday party will include book giveaways.
Wednesday
6
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This in-person meeting of writers is led by Dave Freas and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday
6
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Work (up to five pages) to be critiqued is emailed to the group at least one week prior to the meeting, pasted into the body of the email, not attached. Print the critiqued texts and bring it with you to the meeting for discussion. The meeting is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at Panera’s.
Thursday
7
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
7
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
9
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Saturday
9
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This group meets at the Erie Public Library on the second Saturday of each month. Leader: Todd Main
Tuesday
12
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Wednesday
13
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Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6 pm at Panera’s in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center. Writers of fiction, nonfiction, and at any skill level are welcome. We review one person's work each month. Work to be critiqued is sent least a week in advance. The group is currently full, but they keep a waitlist.
Thursday
14
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
14
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
16
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Saturday
16
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This meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month is currently meeting on Zoom, SVP (Shenango Valley Pennwriters)
Saturday
16
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This group meeting twice monthly, led by Phyl Campbell.
Tuesday
19
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Tuesday
19
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Online group led by Cindy Hospador. Usually meets the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Cindy to make sure of meeting date.
Wednesday
20
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This in-person meeting of writers is led by Dave Freas and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday
20
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Online Zoom critique group. Email Mark for instructions and link.
Thursday
21
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
21
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
23
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.
Tuesday
26
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This group meets every Tuesday to work on current projects and critique work.
Wednesday
27
New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building
6:00 PM
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The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the New Cumberland Library, Foundation Building, New Cumberland. The date will vary depending on the 4th Wednesday, but it‘s July 26 this month. Please bring 5- 10 copies of no more than a 5-page, double spaced, and 12 point font sample of your work, .
Thursday
28
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This group meets on Zoom every Thursday. Work-in progress up to 12 pages to be mailed ahead of time.
Thursday
28
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This group meets every Thursday on Zoom. Leader: Todd Main
Previously held at Hoss's in Erie.
Saturday
30
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This groups meets every Friday for a write-in. Each meeting starts with a short mindful CD selection after which attendees write. Come and go at any point.

May, 2024

Friday
17
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Plan ahead and save these dates for the next Pennwriters Annual Conference coming to Lancaster. More information will be available soon.