• Michigan Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Michigan, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you’re looking for writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Michigan writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    A Rally of Writers

    An annual day-long writers conference in Lansing featuring discussion panels about writing and publishing.


    Bear River Writers’ Conference

    Offers writing workshops, panels, readings, and more amid the beauty of Northern Michigan.


    Detroit Working Writers

    Men and women from around the country working, writing and publishing in numerous genres with a common goal: to foster excellence in writing and serve as a creative and professional resource for one another and the community.


    The Detroit Writers’ Guild

    A nonprofit organization located in Detroit. It was founded in the summer of 1983 out of a concern for the lack of books for black children written by black authors in the Detroit Public School System.


    Flint Area Writers

    A critique group since 1942, the Flint Area Writers also offers retreats, reading, and other events.


    Grand Rapids Region Writers Group

    Meets in Kentwood monthly for discussion panels, and hosts a yearly writing workshop.


    Michiana Writers’ Workshop

    A writing group meeting twice a month in South Bend to workshop new writing and discuss publishing news and trends. Welcomes writers of all stripes living in north-central Indiana and southwest Michigan.


    Michigan Quarterly Review

    Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962, is the University of Michigan’s flagship journal, publishing each season a collection of essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry and book reviews.


    Michigan Writers

    Michigan Writers is a vibrant community of people who appreciate the written word. Members help to actively foster a vital literary community by encouraging, supporting and connecting writers of all ages.


    Poetry Society of Michigan

    A member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, PSM encourages and celebrates poetry groups across Michigan. Offers workshops, contests, and publication opportunities in Peninsula Poets literary journal.


    Rochester Writers

    Founded in 2008 in response to a need for professional development in the Southeast Michigan area for new and published writers.


    The Scarab Club

    One of Michigan’s finest venues for art, music and literature.


    Walloon Writers Review

    An annual literary magazine publishing fiction, poetry, photography and other work inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.


    Help us add to this list, Michiginians! Do you know of writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or a Michigan literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here