Offering writers a venue for sharing their work with a group of like-minded fellows.
Providing feedback through discussion and critique.
Group members 12/3/2013

About Us

About a decade ago, a small group of Harford Community College students who had just completed the creative writing course decided to meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas and provide support as they pursued their passion for writing. Initially, the Harford Writers’ Group (HWG) members met at each other’s homes but decided to open the meetings for other aspiring writers to join and selected a place easily accessible to the public. Each month, the meetings became a place where members could share excerpts from works in progress; exchange tips and information; discuss conventions such as character, plot, narrative, and tone; find support and encouragement to submit their work for publication; and, learn to deal with rejection (which can devastate a writer’s confidence). Sharing their experiences encouraged the group members to use rejection as a positive tool to improve their work through revision.

Today the group numbers more than 30 members and the format has expanded to include occasional speakers to educate the members in how to write more eloquent prose and poetry. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Bel Air Public Library from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.

It was only a matter of time before the group decided to publish a book of collective stories and poems written by its members. Twelve writers, all residents of Harford County, submitted their work. The Anthology, called Voices from the Susquehanna: Harford County’s Newest Writers, was released in 2005. Edited by Ted M. Zurinsky, the book includes illustrations by another local talent, Robin Wintz. The Anthology can be found in local bookstores, on and at the Harford County Libraries. Their latest book, Voices from the Susquehanna Volume III , was released in June 2017.

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