Find a writing group in your area. These organizations offer a casual setting for fellowship, critiques, and literary news. Groups may list their membership policies at Submit Your Announcement.

The Alabama Writers’ Conclave was organized in 1923 and has been in continuing existence since. Through the years, the Conclave has moved its conferences around the state to provide writers everywhere better access to its resources. The Conclave is responsible for nominating, for the governor’s appointment, Alabama’s Poet Laureate, a post currently filled by Sue Brannan Walker. Conclave members mostly hail from Alabama, although many states are represented. Members include fiction and non-fiction writers, novelists and short story writers, poets, writers of business and scientific works, freelance journalists, romance writers, publishers, patrons, and teachers.

Open to all genres and wordsmiths, the Baldwin Writers Group meets the third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Daphne Public Library. If you’re interested in the written word, come join us. See Web site for more information.

A group of central Alabama poets meets for informal critique on the second Tuesday of each month, and sometimes on the fourth Saturday of the month when there is interest. The meetings will be at Cafe Louisa in Montgomery at 7 p.m.

A. J. Hodari, workshop moderator, de Griot Sp@ce
P.O. Box 110637
Birmingham, AL 35209

Are you an author, writer, or aspiring writer? The de Griot Sp@ce Writing Workshop wants you! Membership is open to all writers of color. Membership is free and there are no dues or fees. de Griot Sp@ce recruits/accepts new members from January 1 – January 31; April 1 – 30; July 1 – July 31; and/or from October 1 – October 31.See Web site for more information.

The Fairhope Writers’ Forum (not an affiliate of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, Inc.) is open to both published and non-published writers of all genres and is dedicated to the development of the writing arts through peer review. We support the earnest writer by offering an environment in which one can read his or her work, give and receive critiques, and exchange concepts and ideas. Our group consists of novelists, writers of short stories, memoirs, non-fiction, and poetry. If your objectives include publishing and promoting your work, while aspiring to the highest standards of writing, then visit our website for more information.

The Mobile Writers Guild is an organization of professional writers and aspiring writers. Many of our members are published through agents and some are self published. Among our members are publishers, writers, aritists and people interested in the craft of writing. We welcome all to join us for our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September to May at 6:00 p.m. at the West Regional Library. See Web site for more information.

Judith C. Moon
1002 Speake Road NW
Huntsville, AL 35816

The National League of American Pen Women, an organization for women in the arts, was established in 1897 for gifted professional women artists, composers, and writers. Since its inception, the League has been proud to claim over 55,000 writers, artists, and musicians as members of “Pen Women.” For more information about the local chapter of The National League of American Pen Women, please call 256-533-4213 or check The National League of American Pen Women-Huntsville Branch page on Facebook.

P.T. Paul, President
The Pensters
P.O. Box 7723
Spanish Fort, AL 36577-7723

The Pensters Writers Group is celebrating its 47th year on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. Open to writers of all ages and genres, the group offers programs on all aspects of writing, given by professionals in all fields and areas of expertise. On October 13, 2012, their meeting will be held in Dahlgren Hall, Faulkner State Community College. Later meetings will meet in Room 11 on the University of South Alabama Fairhope Campus at 111 St. James Street, Fairhope, Alabama 36532 . For more information, contact P.T. Paul at PTPhantazein@gmail.com.

This group is open to any avid writers or readers of the following: modern fiction, creative non-fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, essays, poetry, or academic writing.