Montgomery County Chapter

The Montgomery County Chapter meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

The Rec Center is located in the Aspen Hill neighborhood near Layhill Road and the ICC. Parking is free.

Chapter President: Stuart Ullman[email protected]

Chapter Treasurer: Thomas Clark

Chapter Secretary: David Nilsen

Chapter Membership: Suzanne Tobin 

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Critique Groups

Gaithersburg Creative Writers

Genre: All, but with an emphasis on short stories
Leader: Ken Weiss, [email protected], phone 301-947-8150 
This group currently meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Stone House grill, at 18701 North Frederick Avenue Avenue, from 6:15 unil 7:45 p.m..  There is information on and at
There is no ceiling on the number of members, but attendance in meetings is limited to eight persons. 

Rockville Area Critique Group

Genre: Mainstream Fiction
Leader: Judy Kelly, [email protected] (301) 929-0959
The Rockville Writers Group is composed of fiction writers. Even though we identify ourselves as novel writers, members write short stories and nonfiction, as well. We meet the fourth Saturday of each month and in member homes on a rotating basis.

The Rockville Writers Group is currently closed to new members. In order to maintain a good balance in the group, we prefer a published or advanced writer who has published something in fiction, or written more than one novel, or written several short stories. At the present time, we are not looking for thriller, mystery, or crime writers. We prefer someone who is writing mainstream fiction (a good character story) or literary fiction.

Tuesday Writers' Group

  • Genre: All
  • Leader: Peggy Bjarno [email protected], (301) 466-3704
  • Tuesday Writers' Group is an experienced group of writers, most published, open to a wide variety of writing genres and styles. We meet at noon on the first and third Tuesday of the month at a member's home in south Rockville. Our meetings last about 2 1/2 hours.  
  • Currently closed to new members.

White Oak Writers (WOW)

  • Meets once a month in members' homes in Montgomery County.
  • Genres: Fiction and nonfiction. We are open to both genre and literary fiction.
  • Contact: Tom Fowler, [email protected]
  • Currently open to one or two new members.



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