Writing Circles

Writing community through shared experience in writing circles can be a tremendous boon in producing and refining work. Below we list a number of writing circles loosely associated with the WCDR.

Critique groups marked with *** have a facilitator who has successfully completed WDCR’s Accredited Facilitator Writing Circle Workshop.


Click on the name of the writing circle (alphabetical) for more information:

B7 ***
Brooklin, Private home
Every Tuesday

BWG Writers’ Circle
Bradford Public Library, Bradford, ON
Third Tuesday of each month

The Bellas
Private Home
Every two months on a week day

Children’s Writer’s Circle ***
Colonial Retirement Residence, Whitby, Ontario
First Wednesday of each month

Critical Realm ***
Private home (Whitby-Pickering)
Every other Tuesday

Critical Ms.
Whitby Central Library
Every other Tuesday

Durham Writing Society (DWS) ***
Safari Bar & Grill in Ajax is where we are holding the meetings for the time being (may change in Spring 2016)
Usually Mondays

UpWords (formerly Ink Well)
Coffee Culture
22 King Street West
(north side of King west of Simcoe)
OshawaMonthly. Last Saturday of the month,except summer

The Markam Village Writers’ Circle
District 5 Police Station Community Room, 8700 McCowan Road (at Carlton).
The first Wednesday of every month

Newmarket Freeflow Writers
Every second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
Taylor Funeral Home in Newmarket

Norwood2  ***
First Tuesday of the month
Boardroom in Uxbridge Arena

The Brooklin Poetry Society
Third Sunday of each month
Brooklin Coffee Culture

Scribes of Uxbridge
Scribes Room in the Uxbridge Town Hall,
The second and fourth Friday of each month except July and August

Teen Writiers Circle
3rd Thursday of each month
Ajax Public Library – Main Branch

The Whodunnits: Writing To Kill For
Every other Tuesday

WIP – Works in Progress
Member’s homes in Durham Region
Once a month

The Writers’ Circle of Quinte West
The Quinte West Library Main Branch in downtown Trenton
Once a month on Saturdays

WIHW – Writing is Hard Work Writing Circle
Members’ homes in Whitby
Every second Wednesday

For an article on how one group started and maintained their writing circle, please click here: Life Writers Ink: A Fledgling Writers Group Spreads Its Wings

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