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VB Writes...Writing Groups

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Welcome to the Writers' Corner. This table is reserved for writers and writing groups. Thanks!

Covid-19 status of book groups at Village Books:

Due to the guidelines laid out in the government-mandated Phase 2 for re-opening plan, Village Books is currently not hosting writing groups. Please check our website for updates. 

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books hosts many writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Evolve Chocolate + CafĂ©. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. These groups are free and open to newcomers and drop-ins. Feel free to just show up! For more information, email*
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We also host an Open Mic Night the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm, and occasional writing workshops and classes. Check our monthly events calendar for the most current information.

All VB WRITES...WRITING GROUPS are open to newcomers and drop-ins!*

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm
2nd Thursday in the Writers' Corner, and the 4th Thursday in the Colophon Cafe, both from 6-8pm



Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8pm
The VB Writes Fiction Groups feature a unique array of members, whose experience range from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles.  We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.


Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm
We have eclectic tastes that range from biography, history, nature writing, and self-help, but tend to focus primarily on the memoir. Our process is to bring a printed copy of your piece for each member of the group to follow while you read aloud. The group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your print out, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. Critiquing is honest and encouraging. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.


Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30pm



Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15am
Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals.


Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4-6pm
Join us as we respond to 2-3 prompts each session. Let your imagination go wild. We will time each write for 15-20 minutes then share our stories in a safe, supportive setting.

*Please note that meeting times may vary during the holidays. Check our events calendar to confirm meeting times.