Blackwick Writers Guild was founded on the principle that if you write, you’re a writer. This pursuit can be isolating and community can help keep us sane. We don’t judge, we just critique.
Our writers and their work are the heart of the guild. Each person has their own unique style, vision, and skill level and we fiercely support individuality within our community. Whatever your goals are, we aim to find a way to foster your needs to help you grow as a writer. Our goals are to be loyal to our own work while bettering ourselves and helping those around us do the same.
Blackwick has big dreams. We not only want to support one another, but our entire community in bringing literary experiences to the public. As we grow, we hope to finance readings, talks and workshops from both local authors and writers from around the world.
The whole “Guild” thing.
When it comes down to it, we’re a writers group. In the brain-storming phase of this new crew, the two founders realized we’d had similar experiences in almost all other groups: you meet, you make some jokes about burning your manuscript, you write silently for a couple of hours, and then you part ways until the next meeting. We both wanted something different. A guild is generally defined as a group of artists or craftspeople who band together for mutual aid. But a guild does one more important thing – they protect each others’ work. We protect each others right to be writers (however that looks for each one) and protect the work that we do as an integral part of our group success.
Become a member
Don’t worry, there are no fees to join Blackwick. We just want to make sure we’re a good fit for you, first! We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind in our selection process, or within our guild.
Please send us an email including your name, location, and reason for your interest! We’ll send you details on the next group meeting, where we can talk about your goals and writing background (even if you don’t have one – that’s alright, too).
Meetings are every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm.
We are LGBTQ+ friendly, and if you aren’t, this likely isn’t the crew for you.