Western Maryland Writers Meetup

Writers helping writers

About Us

The Western Maryland Writers Meetup group comprises of various writers with varying degrees of skill and set goals for sharing their writing. We have published and non-published authors. Genres include all types such as science fiction, poetry, memiors, horror, fantasy, literary, and varioius non-fiction. 

Our focus is members helping members to reach their goals. Meetings vary with topic-based discussion, workshops, or sharing our writing for critique. 

Our Facebook group includes more members from the area who share interests in writing. The specific meetup group, however, meets every other Saturday at various venues. You must join the meetup and provide RSVP to attend. 

About the Organizer

Sharon Poffinberger started the Western Maryland Writers Meetup in 1997 when she wanted to join a writer's group. The only problem was that the only group was publisehd authors only. She created one for non-published as well as published authors to form a social group. Meetings consisted of workshops, coffee socials, topic based discussions, writing exercses and games, and eventually one of the members, published author, Dr. Dale A Grove, took over a critique group that alternates with the other meetings. 

Sharon writes several blogs and has published two short stories as well as anthologies of the group's short story authors. 

Our Group activities

Writing games/activities

Published anthologies


Topic based discussions

Critique group