Virtual writing circles are an exciting new members only benefit at the Fed. Each volunteer-led circle will meet via Zoom on a regular basis to provide support, accountability, information, prompts, or critique. Read on to see what's being offered!

If you're a member of the FBCW and want to join one of these circles, please follow the registration link below.  To suggest one you don't see listed, please reach out to

A monthly meeting focused on the craft and business of travel writing, with opportunities to check in and share how your writing projects are going, solicit advice/recommendations, workshop a short piece, and discuss topics related to travel writing.

Max # of participants: 12

Frequency: last Thursday of the month, 2 pm PST

Length: 1.5 hrs

In Solace Through Nature Writing, participants will express their responses to nature through creative writing, which may be supplemented with visual aids such as photographs or sketches. Each two-hour session will include sharing nature experiences, a review of various writing techniques using examples from noted nature writers, a writing exercise, and a discussion of that written work (optional).

Max # participants: 12

Frequency: last Tuesday of the month, 1 pm PST

Length: 2 hrs

Calling all poets! Come write, discuss each other’s poetry, and keep ourselves inspired and accountable with prompts, co-writing and critiquing.

Max # participants: 10

Frequency: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7 pm PST

Length: 1.5 hrs

If you're already a professional writer or published author and you want to grow your career, this group is for you. The Mid-Career Writers' Group will be a place for established writers to connect with peers and share knowledge to take their careers to the next level.

Max # of participants: TBD

Frequency: last Thursday of the month, 12 pm PST

Length: 1 hr

Share what you know or need to learn about researching markets and publishing options, preparing queries and submissions, placing or publishing your work and promoting yourself. Open to new and experienced writers, whether published, pre-published or just ready to learn.

Max # participants: open

Frequency: last Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm PST

Length: 1.5 hrs

Join us for Lightning Ink – a chance to jump-start your creative urge and play with words. Each 90 minute session includes three prompted writing streaks – an image, an object, and a phrase – each followed by readings of participant works. 

Max # of participants: TBD

Frequency: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm PST

Length: 1.5 hrs

Fiction writers who learn by receiving and giving critiques unite! Critiquing done at home in advance of the meeting, submit work at the prior meeting or by arrangement. Honesty, supportiveness and willingness to do the work are the only requirements.

Max # participants: 6

Frequency: every second Thursday, 7 pm PST

Length: 2 hrs

This group for for people who self identify as being an LGBTQ2S+ writer.  The group is open to people from across genres and career points. The group will focus on discussion and support, but is not a critique group.

Max # participants: None

Frequency: monthly, date TBD

Length: 1 hr

Are you a grant writer?  Writing grant applications is a special skill.  In this group, we will talk about applications we are working on, share info about different funds, and provide support to one another as we seek funding for our projects

Max # participants: None

Frequency: monthly, date TDB

We're a small group focusing on memoir and other forms of CNF. We plan to meet once a month and we'll be taking turns sharing work for critique while also supporting each other's growth as developing writers.”

Max # participants: 8

Frequency: monthly, Sunday, 10:30 am PST

Length: 1.5 hrs

Sometimes we all need a little push to be our best selves.  Join the Accountability Club to get some support.  This group meets twice a month and is designed to provide a space for writers to set goals and report back on progress in a low stress environment.  each meeting we will check in and talk about what we are working on, our goals until the next meeting, and how we progressed after the last meeting.

Max # participants: 12

Frequency: monthly, Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month at 10am (starts in July)

Length: 1 hr

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