a collection of links to writers groups in the province of Ontario,
Canada. Province wide groups are listed at the top. The rest are
listed by town or city.
Ontario Poetry Society - their mission is to provide a
poetry-friendly place for everyone. They sponsor poetry readings
around the province as well as publishing anthologies of works
by local writers.
Barrie Writers' Club - founded in 1986, the BWC meets
every Monday from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. The meeting on the first
Monday of the month is at the Barrie Public Library. The rest
are at Grace United Church.
Quinte Writer's Guild - meets the second Tuesday of
every month at a member's home. Follow the link for details.
Writers' Ink - this "island of words" meets on the
fourth Sunday of every month, 10 AM, at the Rosedale Retirement
Center. (Except July, August and December).
Community of Durham Region - this group holds its
monthly RoundTable meetings at the Ajax Community Center on the
second Saturday of every month. They run from 8:30 AM to 11:00
AM and include breakfast. These are well attended and you should
register ahead. Fee are $25 for members paid ahead, $30 at the
door. Non-members $35 and must register ahead of time.
Association for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art
- this group started as the Hamilton Scientific Association in
1857. The group organizes eight public lectures a year as well
as other events. It is a registered charity and donations are
Hamilton Poetry Centre - this group conducts workshops
and hosts poetry readings. See website for details.
Poetry Society - established in 1951, this is the oldest
poetry workshop group in North America. It hosts monthly poetry
workshops at the Westdale Public Library. See website for
London Writers Society - this group meets on the third
Thursday of every month at the Landon Library in Wortley Village
at 7 PM. They also sponsor the occasional special event. No
charge to attend the first few times. After that it's $25 a year
Independent Writers - created in 1986, the OIW meets at
7 PM on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Good
Companions Seniors' Center. Annual membership is $75. There are
often guest speakers and usually a $10 a meeting charge for
Sudbury Writers' Guild - meets on the last Thursday of
every month at 6:30 PM at Parkside Center. Annual membership is
$30. This blog has some interesting posts.