Knoxville Writers' Guild - Writing GroupsJoin others who share your interest in writing! Click on the group's name to read more about them. Contact these group leaders for more information.
If you want to start a writing group not listed, e-mail the Guild's president.
and Young Adult Literature Group - Laura Ayo (tn writer @ hotmail.com)
Genre/Fiction - David Booker (talltalestogo @ hotmail.com)
Nonfiction Writing - Pam Strickland (pam strickland @ mac.com)
Novel Writing -Alison Miller (mrs. hey. mom @ gmail .com)
Play Writing- Margy Ragsdale (mragsdale @ knology.net)
Poetry - David Parker (dparker1010 @ yahoo.com)
Advanced Poetry- Dale Mackey (mackeyda @ gmail .com)
Crime & Mystery - Robert Vogel (rlvog @ robertvogellaw .com)
Advanced Crime & Mystery - Terry Shaw (tshaw05 @ comcast.net)
Short Story - Sean Bolen (seanpbolen @ yahoo.com)
Fiction Writing for Youth - Erin Atchley (erin.atchley @ knoxschools. org)
Fiction and More Writing Group - Melanie Hutsell mkhutsell @ juno.com
Poetry Writing for Youth - Adria Amos (adria.amos @ gmail.com)
Prompt Writing Group- Lucy Sieger (lucysieger @ hotmail .com)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing - Donna Kapa (djkfreeman @ hotmail.com)
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Guidelines for the Writing Groups
Writing Groups support members by meeting regularly to share and critique members’ writing, share information, and provide support and encouragement. The frequency and location of meetings, as well as the organization, size and procedures of each group are established by the group so long as the following nine (9) guidelines are met.
Writing Groups should support the overall mission of the Guild.
2. The Board approves each group and may withdraw its approval.
3. Any KWG member may propose a new group to the Board.
4. All group members, current and in-coming, must be KWG members.
5. Each group has a coordinator whose contact information is posted on the KWG website and newsletter and updated as needed. The coordinator will respond as promptly as possible to inquiries about the group.
6. The guidelines and procedures for each group will be posted on the KWG website, including notice of whether the group is full or is accepting new members. The group coordinator should keep this information current.
7. Each group is encouraged to share news of submissions, publications, prizes or other achievements of members with the webmistress or webmaster, the newsletter editor and the general membership at monthly meetings.
8. Groups should be as open as possible to new members.
9. Established groups, if asked, will mentor a start-up group in its own or similar genre.