Writing Resources

Writing Resources

Writing is so solitary. Check out the following resources for help, inspiration, and community.

LOCAL LIBRARIES - Many area libraries host free writing workshops for teens and adults throughout the year. And of course libraries have plenty of print, audio, and electronic books!

Wright Library

Wright Library Writing Workshops

Wright Library Poets 

Wright Library Teen Writing Club 

Linked-In Learning- Search for "creative writing" Free classes on writing and publishing 

 

Other Miami Valley Libraries - call or check websites for offerings

Dayton Metro Library 

Washington Centerville Public Library

Greene Country Public Library

 

CLASSES/EVENTS/COMMUNITY

Antioch Writers Workshop Facebook Page

Dayton Area Writers Facebook Group

Dayton Poetry Slam

Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop at University of Dayton 

Lore - Storytelling workshops and events

NaNo::Dayton Facebook Group - National Novel Writing Group in Dayton

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month (November)

Ohio Playwrights Circle - playwriting workshops

Ohio Poetry Association

Ohio Writers' Association

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Sinclair Community College Jack Bennett Young Writers Workshop

Sisters in Crime / Buckeye Crime Writers

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Word's Worth Writing Center - offers a variety of classes and author services. 

 

CONTESTS & PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES

Antioch Review

Dayton Metro Library Poetry Contest

Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Writing Contest - Washington-Centerville Public Library

Flights (Sinclair)

Mock Turtle Zine A literary and arts magazine dedicated to supporting Miami Valley Creatives

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING - THE DAYTON SCENE

Dayton Lit - Up-to-date happenings. Sign up for the weekly newsletter. 

 

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Local colleges and universities offer writing classes and special workshops and events. Fees vary.

Sinclair Community College

University of Dayton

Wright State University

 

INTERNET RESOURCES

Poets & Writers 

Writer's Digest 

Duotrope - writing opportunities and submission tracking

Smashwords - ebook publishing and distribution site

Wattpad - community of readers and writers