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Writers' InfoGuide: Local Writing Groups

Library resources for aspiring writers

Writings Groups at the Library


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The Fiction Writers Workshop -  A small group of local authors, seeking to polish their stories through community feedback. The group meets at 6:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month at Bluebonnet Regional Library. Join in to do writing exercises, get feedback on your stories, and enjoy the company of other writers. Email Desmond at to get started.

Writers' Rendezvous - Join other aspiring writers at the Fairwood Library to discuss ideas, pair up for editing and meet other aspiring writers. Check the library's website for meeting dates and times.

Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators

The Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators is a group of writers and aspiring illustrators that meets to discuss writing and illustrating for children. Check the SCBWI Louisiana/Mississippi chapter site for resources and calendars of upcoming events.

Louisiana State Poetry Society - Baton Rouge Founders' Chapter

The Louisiana State Poetry Society is a group of poets who meet to critique and study. Visitors are welcome. Workshops held every meeting on different ways to write poetry and give critiques and there is a laureate contest every two years. Fees: $25/year, state; $5/year, local. Fees are not required to attend meetings. Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday, 2-4 p.m. at the Main Library. Contact Charles Egedy at (225) 926-5362 for more information.

Screenwriters Down South

The Screenwriters Down South Meetup is for screenwriters or aspiring screenwriters. "Whether you have multiple screenplays or an idea for a screenplay, this is the group for you." Click here for details.