A (partial) List of Writing Groups

Greater Lansing Area:

Here is a PDF spreadsheet of many local Lansing area and Michigan writing groups for viewing and download. This will be updated from time to time.

Lansing Writers Group spreadsheet 2020

Included on spreadsheet:

  • The Skaaldic Society (Lansing) – 2nd Wednesdays, 6-8 pm – LCC Library – skaalds.comCheck in here and on our Facebook Page for more current info on Michigan writing events, including upcoming conferences and seminars –
  • Capital City Writers Association (Lansing) –
  • East Lansing Writers Forum – Sundays, 2-4 – All Saints Episcopal Church –,
  • Lansing Poetry Club (Lansing) – 3rd Sundays, 3pm – MICA gallery, 1210 Turner St. –
  • MSU Community Club Creative Writers – 1st Wednesdays, Oct-June (must join MSU Community Club) –
  • Mid-Michigan Word Gatherers (Ionia) – Thursdays, 9:30 am-Noon – SoZo Coffee Roasting & Espresso Bar –
  • RCAH Center for Poetry (East Lansing, MSU, Snyder Hall) many programs
  • Spring Arbor Writers’ Group – 3rd Mondays, 7-9pm – Jackson District Library, Spring Arbor Branch –
  • Writers at the Pie Company (E. Lansing) – 1st Sundays, 9am; 3rd Thursdays, 6pm –
  • Writers’ Roundtable  (Lansing) – Every other Thursday, 6-8pm – Delta Library –
  • Writing at the Ledges (Grand Ledge)- 3rd Saturdays, 11am -–
  • Grand River Writers Guild – Closed group, meets every other Wednesday, locations vary.

Metropolitan Detroit

  • The Ann Arbor Writers Group (writing sample, letter of intro to Matt) –
  • Ann Arbor Area Writers Group (Ann Arbor) – Tuesdays, 7-10pm – Nicola’s Books; Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Nicola’s Books –
  • Motown Writers Group
  • Ferndale Fiction Writers – 4th Saturdays, 12-2pm – Ferndale Library
  • Freelance Marketplace Writers Group (Rochester Hills) – 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30pm –

Michigan Writing Groups

  • Peninsula Writers – annual membership –
  • Mid Michigan Writers (Standish) – 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30pm -–
  • Novi Writer’s Group – 4th Saturdays, 10-Noon – Novi Public Library (Board Room)
  • Instructors as Writers (Flint) –
  • South Lyon Writers’ Group – 1st Saturdays, 10am-Noon – member applications are accepted in March and September – Contact
  • Cascade Writers’ Group-CAS (Grand Rapids) – – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7pm – Kent District Library, Cascade Branch – Contact Dr. Lisa McNeilley
  • FADL Writers Group (Fremont) – Fremont Library – Contact Stacy Sprague
  • Artworks Monday Writers Group (Big Rapids) – 2nd Mondays, 6-8pm – 106 N. Michigan Ave. –
  • Ludington Writers – Ludington Area Center for the Arts – readings, conferences, etc.
  • “West Side Gang” of Ludington Writers – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7pm –


  • Backspace – global association of published and unpublished writers – $40 annually –


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