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Welcome to the Writers’ Guild!
The Greater Canton Writers’ Guild was founded in 1964 for beginning and professional writers for purposes of learning, discussion, and mutual support. It includes persons of diverse skills who share a common commitment to the craft of writing.
From the beginning, exchanges of ideas, manuscript critiques, and reports of market information have produced lively and informative monthly meetings. Friendships have formed, and poetry, short stories, and books have emerged.
Guild meetings (see below for meeting information) are open to anyone who has an interest in writing. Please join us at our next meeting and bring a writing friend!
The winners of the 2013 Ken Miller and the Marlene Stottsberry writing competitions:
Stottsberry Award for Excellence in Fiction went to Stacey Trombley (Dangerous); Award of Merit, Michael Kiggans (N., K., and I); Honorable Mention, Julie Lindsey (Night Fishing).
The Greater Canton Writers’ Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Regular meetings are free and open to anyone with an interest in writing. Please join us at our next meeting and get to know the people of the Guild and the pleasures of writing! Details can be found on the Upcoming Events page.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 20th at 6pm at the DeHoff Realtors Building located at 821 S. Main St. North Canton, Ohio 44720 across the street from El Rincon Mexican Restaurant.
The meeting will begin with some Guild business, then readings. This year there will be no contest readings, but rather, our members who want to share what they are currently working on, or even bring in their favorite passages/ poems to read. Readings will be limited to 1 page due to time constraints and to allow for more members to share. The program this month is by VP Matt Lemke and is about Writing with Sense.
For the writer it is sometimes difficult to share the five senses in our work. During this meeting we will discuss why all of our senses can be beneficial to your writing.standards.
Click here for a map to our regular meetings at the DeHoff Building and here for parking. Hope to see you all there!