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I'm always looking to add some more New Jersey writing groups.

Scroll down for a list of the New Jersey Writing groups I currently have on file, with links to websites where available.



STATEWIDE GROUPS WITH MEETINGS IN TWO OR MORE COUNTIES
WOMEN WHO WRITE (open to ladies only)
Various groups (see their groups link for full details)

THE NEW JERSEY SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS
Various Groups in Burlington, Camden and Salem Counties (see website for details)
Contact: Dr. MaryAnn Diorio: drmaryann@njscw.org


WRITING GROUPS BY COUNTY
BERGEN COUNTY
Mahwah Writer's Collective
Where? 100 Ridge Road Mahwah, NJ 07430
When? Tuesdays: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Contact: Mahwah Library (201) 529 2183


Science Fiction Association of Bergen County
Where? Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church,316 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
When? 2nd Saturday of the month (see
www.sfabc.org for more info)
Contact: sfabc@gmail.com



BURLINGTON COUNTY
Juliette Writer's Group
Where? Barnes & Noble
, Eastgate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057
When? Every third Thursday, 7:30pm
Contact:  Run by Dawn Byrne Call store for details: (856) 608 1622


CAMDEN COUNTY
Where? Barnes & Noble, Towne Place, 911 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
When? Every second Tuesday, 7:30pm
Contact:  Run by Susan Pitcher Call store for details: (856) 486 1492


Garden State Writers
Where?
South County Regional Branch Library, 35 Cooper Folly Road, Atco, NJ 08004
When? 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7pm-9pm
Contact: See website

HUNTERDON COUNTY
The Imagination Group

Where? Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Flemington, NJ (on the lower level near the café)
When? First Wednesday of the month, 7pm
Contact: hcimaginationgroup@gmail.com

MERCER COUNTY
Princeton Writing Group
Where? Various Meet-ups (see the group's webpage for details)
Contact: See website


MIDDLESEX COUNTY
New Jersey Romance Writers
Where? Mercer County Public Library, Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
When? 4th Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8:30pm
Contact: See website

GSSW (formerly the GSHW)
Where? Old Bridge Public Library,1 Old Bridge Plaza, Municipal Center,Old Bridge, NJ 08857
When? First Saturday of each month - see website for details
Contact: See website

Liberty States Fiction Writers
Where? Edison Library, 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08817
When? 2nd Saturday of the month 10-10:30am (business) 10:45-11:45am (workshop) Noon-1:15 (roundtable sessions)
Contact: See website


Raritan Poetry Society
Where? Old Bridge Public Library,1 Old Bridge Plaza, Municipal Center,Old Bridge, NJ 08857
When? First Tuesday of each month (7pm - 9pm)
Contact: Ron: (732) 991 3937


MONMOUTH COUNTY

Where? ASBURY PARK Public Library, Children's Room500 First Ave - Asbury Park, NJ
When? 3rd WEDNESDAY of Each Month (5.30-7.30pm)
Contact Neville - njansii_nj@yahoo.com


Writing Group
Where?
Barnes & Noble, Lanes Mill Marketplace, 4831 US Hwy 9, Howell, NJ 07731
When? 3rd Thursday of every month
Contact store for more info: (732) 730-2838

BelmarArts Creative Writing Group
Where? The Boatworks, 608 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719
When? 4th Thursday, 7pm - 9pm
Contact: See website


Monmouth Creative Writing Group
Where? Monmouth County Library (HQ), 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
When? 3rd Thursday of the month (7pm)
Contact: Lew Preschel

Monmouth Writers
Where? Howell Library, Howell Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731
When? 2nd Saturday of each month
Contact: Rick Kelsten  See website


Where? NEPTUNE Public Library, Meeting Rm #225 Neptune Blvd - Neptune, NJ
When? 2nd Saturday of each month (1pm - 3pm) (NB: Please check library's calendar before turning up.)
Contact:
- (732) 775-8241

The Noble Writers
Where? Middletown Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
When? Wednesdays ((10am - 11:30am) (NB: Please check library's calendar before turning up.)
Contact: TBA


Writing Critique group
Where? Middletown Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
When? Wednesdays (7pm) (NB: Please check library's calendar before turning up.)
Contact: TBA


OCEAN COUNTY
Manchester (NJ) Writers' Circle
Where? Manchester Library, 21Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759
When? 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month (2pm-4pm)
Contact: See website

Berkeley Adult Writers' group
Where? OCL (Berkeley Branch), 30 Station Road, Bayville, NJ 08721
When? Last Monday of the month - 6:30pm start
Contact: (Library)  732 269 2144

The Jackson Writers' Group
Where? Jackson branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive Jackson, NJ 08527
When? See website
Contact: See website


SOMERSET COUNTY

Somerset County Writing Society
Where? Bridgewater Public Library, 1 Vogt Dr, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
When? First Monday of the month, 7pm
Contact: (Library) 908 526 4016


Somerset County Writing Society
Where? Franklin Township Library (Historical Room), 485 Dermott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873
When? Third Thursday of the month, 7pm - 9pm
Contact: (Library) 732 873 8700


UNION COUNTY
New Providence Writers
Where? Waterlilies Restaurant, 33 Union Place, Summit, NJ (parking free on Sundays)
When? 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm.
Contact: Join and RSVP for meetings through Meetup  


Serendipitous Scribes
Where? Fanwood Memorial Library, (North Avenue and Tillotson Road)
When? 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8:30.
Contact: See website


If you know of any statewide or local writing groups in New Jersey which aren't listed above, please let me have contact details and/or a website link, if possible. Also, if your group is listed, but I've got the information wrong, please let me know.



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snapes_angel
Jul. 16th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
Seeing as how I live on Long Island (and don't really know of any writing groups out here, though I have heard recommendations to check the postings at one's local library), I'm afraid that I am in no potions to now of any New Jersey writer's groups. Sorry! I have heard rumors of one associated with the Science Fiction Society there, but I cannot, personally, attest to the existence of it..
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
Lol, thanks anyway, Elizabeth :)
snapes_angel
Jul. 16th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
No problem. Good luck!
Ah, also, if you noticed, I sort of put something on Facebook too, reiterating your request. I actually do know people, who know people, who live in New Jersey. Can't hurt, right?

Edited at 2012-07-16 04:23 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks, Elizabeth :)
snapes_angel
Jul. 16th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! No guarantees, but there is the off-chance I'll hear something, or you will.
temporus
Jul. 16th, 2012 11:50 am (UTC)
Jon, I've got a friend that is a member of the Quick and Dirty Poets.

http://www.quickanddirtypoets.com/

They meet in Mount Holly, which I can't remember if that's Camden County or which.
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
Nice one. Thanks, Ed :)
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
I looked into this group a little deeper, Ed, and I don't think I can include them after all. They're more of a promotional cooperative for folks already published, like the Philly Liars, or even the NJ Authors Network, as opposed to a regular writing group for aspiring poets.

The Liars have the Writer's Coffee House for the not yet (or not very) published. The Q&D poets don't seem to have an equivalent.

Thanks all the same for sharing the info. It's much appreciated :)

Edited at 2012-07-23 06:00 pm (UTC)
blood_of_winter
Jul. 16th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
South Jersey Writers meetup group
http://www.meetup.com/South-Jersey-Writers/

Where: Quarter Note cafe in Audubon, NJ (Camden County)
When: Many exciting events! Monthly discussion group on the Third Thursday of the month at 7pm

Contact: currently closed to "open" membership until Fall 2012; however, we will consider referrals from current members. (LJ users can email me and mention this post for a membership request. Please include short writerly bio. Contact - shades.of.mourning AT gmail DOT com)


jongibbs
Jul. 17th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, Krista :)
Regina Sclafford
Jul. 16th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Seeking the Muse
www.meetup.com/seeking-the-muse.

We meet every Tuesday at the Qdoba in Cherry Hill, NJ except for the first Tuesday of the month. We are open to new members. Please RSVP if you are definitely going to show up since space is limited.
jongibbs
Jul. 17th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: Seeking the Muse
Thanks, Regina :)
Chris Redding
Jul. 17th, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)
Somerset county
This is in the Bridgewater (not Somerville) Barnes and Noble.
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3137256-8
They don't have a name as far as I can tell.
cmr
jongibbs
Jul. 17th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Re: Somerset county
Thanks, Chris :)
s_trembley
Jul. 25th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
NaNoWriMo
Hi Jon,

Although it is of limited duration every year from Nov 1- Nov 30, NaNoWriMo has 5 New Jersey regions with regional forums and activities. As a Central member, there were 25 out of 30 days with something on the calendar in 2011 to give opportunities to get together with other authors trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Bill Patterson's the ML for Central and Hillary dePiano is the ML for Northeast. No disrespect to the other regions, but I haven't lurked on their forums or seen their MLs give a shout-out on Central's.

Sharon
jongibbs
Jul. 26th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: NaNoWriMo
Hi Sharon,

Do you have links for those NaNoWriMo forums?
s_trembley
Jul. 26th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
Re: NaNoWriMo
A bunch of NaNo links for you, Jon -

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

Then to get to the regions, under the leftmost menu item, there's my regions.
Filter Regions by name (in the middle, rather than the top), entering New Jersey brings all five regions.

These forums are erased for NaNo each year so there's only the past year's comments.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/regions/usa-new-jersey-northeast
http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/regions/usa-new-jersey-central
http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/regions/usa-new-jersey-elsewhere
http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/regions/usa-new-jersey-northeast
http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/regions/usa-new-jersey-south

And then the main NaNo forums are under:

http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums
John Lombaerde
Nov. 18th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
NJ Writer's Groups
http://njwritersgroup.blogspot.com/ is a NJ Writer's Group blog that has numerous posts on writing, and Internet writing resources. Guest posts are also gratefully accepted. If you would like to comment or participate, please let me know. We meet infrequently at present in the Clifton, Bloomfield, Montclair area.
jongibbs
Nov. 18th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: NJ Writer's Groups
Thanks for the info, John :)
Ron Hernandez
May. 17th, 2017 03:05 am (UTC)
The Raritan Poetry Society
Meets in the East Brunswick Public Library every first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 PM. Readings and workshop. Free and open to all ages. Contact: Ron@ 732-991-3937
jongibbs
Nov. 6th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: The Raritan Poetry Society
Hi Ron,
Sorry, I only just saw this. I've added you to the lists. Thanks for sharing :)
Charles Versfelt
Nov. 6th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
Somerset County
Barnes and Nobel group moved.
We now meet at the Bridgewater Library.
Next meeting today, 7:00 PM.

We are now in Meet-Up as the Somerset County Writing Society.
(Both the Bridgewater Library group and the Franklin Library group)
jongibbs
Nov. 6th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Somerset County
Hi Charles,
Thanks for the update. I've amended the listing. Let me know if I need to add/amend anything.
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