Peninsula Writers — Who We Are

pw1Peninsula Writers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to, you guessed it, writing!  We are located in Michigan (hence the Peninsula part of our name), and we host several events each year.  Links to information about these conferences can be found on the tabs above.  We also help organize and support small writing groups throughout the state where people can gather to discuss and workshop their writing.  We help connect writers across the state and provide opportunities to be part of a larger writing community as well as to work on the craft of writing.

Peninsula Writers Mission Statement

The mission of Peninsula Writers is to associate for the benefit of all writers seeking to improve their own work and willing to help others improve theirs in a supportive environment that values the writing process, individual discovery and growth.

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Calender of Events

Summer Retreat at Glen Lake (Writing Camp Heaven): June 17-24, 2017

Fall Conference October 20-23, 2016Kettunen Center, Tustin (the 2016 retreat has been cancelled, but for informational purposes only the brochure is posted on the Fall Retreat page)

Winter Conference
February 9-12, 2017 — Kettunen Center, Tustin Click on the Winter Retreat page link to download the brochure with all information

Spring Fling Writing Thing TBA

PW Art-a-Day Challenge January, with show-and-tell January 28 at Schulers Books & Music, 28th Street, Grand Rapids

Anthology Deadline December 31, 2016. Editor Marcie Woods – PDF download: Anthology guidelines 2016

Membership brochure, and application and scholarship forms, can be found on the ABOUT page

Art-a-Day 2016

The PW ART-A-DAY “show-and-tell” was a small celebration this year, but, nevertheless, enjoyed by those who attended. Lee Bradley showed off her adult coloring book skills, using mixed media—pencil, crayon, watercolor— to complete the pages; Dick Tipton read a spooky short story he’d written and also brought a mountain landscape oil painting he had completed; Macie Woods rolled out the 2015 anthology, which is a work of art indeed; the lovely Kay Tipton showed off her latest quilt creation, a gift for their grandson’s wedding; Matt Bliton showed off his wonderful muical talent; Rich Travis shared his lullabies for the parinoid. Schuler’s was gracious as always.

Thank you to all who came to the celebration, and a big thank you to all who participated in ART-A-DAY.