Want to start writing that Great American Novel? Need some constructive criticism that will help you move forward with your writing? Joining a writing group or workshop is one of the best ways to get the creative juices flowing. Check out some of these groups and classes in North Texas and unleash the bestselling author in you.
Dallas Area Writers Group
225 Cedar Street
Cedar Hill, TX
If you’d like to hone your writing skills amongst fellow writers then the Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) might be the perfect group for you. It meets the second Tuesday of every month and also invites featured speakers. This September, speakers include authors Frank Ball and Jan Brand. And on Tuesday, October 11, DAWG will be holding a critique night where members can read a selection from their work and receive feedback from a published writer.
DFW Writers’ Workshop
508 Simmons St.
Since 1977, the DFW Writers’ Workshop has been helping writers of all genres, backgrounds and experience level from the area. If you’d like to test the waters first, the Workshop meets every Wednesday and non-members are welcome to attend, sit in on the Read and Critique sessions, and participate in discussions during break periods. The Workshop also hold an annual conference that will feature sessions and a lineup of literary agents and editors form publishing houses.
Dallas Comedy House
2645 Commerce Street
If comedy writing is more your thing, check out the classes at Dallas Comedy House. They offer a six-week Introduction to Writing program, where students learn to write monologues, original characters and short scenes. A level-two Writing for the Stage is class is also offered, and students will learn to incorporate the basics of writing original comedic material and develop scenes for the stage.
Dallas Screenwriters Association
Monthly Meetings at KD Studio
2600 Stemmons Freeway
Members are free, Non-members $10
Hoping to break into the movie business? The Dallas Screenwriters Association offers a wealth of resources for the budding screenwriters. They provide monthly meetings, scene readings of students’ work with local actors, workshops, seminars, and
feature guest speakers from the industry as well as networking opportunities.