writing & reading groups

Hone your skills via writing practice and prompt writing, and then share your work with your fellow writers.

Writing & Reading Groups.

What Is a Writing & Reading Group?

These groups mainly focus on writing practice or prompt writing – they meet to do writing based on a prompt and then the participants are encouraged to share what they wrote. No critique is given, except in the Poet’s Society which encourages some critique.


Please note that if you are looking for feedback on your writing you should join one of our read and critique groups. Seating is limited in the groups and some of them are full, but you can check to see if there is room by clicking the link above.

Current Writing & Reading Groups

Every Friday

with Barbara Morgan

In this free virtual prompt group, share your voice, join our community, and have some fun with other writers!
Every Monday

with Anitra Smith

Start your Monday mornings off right with a trip to Inspirations Gallery for an hour full of prompt-based writing!
Last Tuesday of Every Month

with Puja Shah

Join host Puja Shah once a month for a short-themed mindfulness exercise and time to let your writing flow from it.
Every Wednesday

with Ron Salisbury

Join San Diego inaugural poet laureate Ron Salisbury for a lively discussion on poetry—and time to write your own!
Every Thursday

with Diane Malloy

You drop in, we’ll supply the prompts, and you’ll do the writing with pen and paper. Fast, fun, and no critique!
Every Monday

with Anitra Smith

Bring a laptop or notebook, your muse, and enjoy silent writing time in the company of other dedicated writers.
Every Thursday

with Jill G. Hall

Like Room to Write (Mondays), bring your writing materials, muse, and enjoy silent writing time with other writers.
Every Thursday *on hiatus*

with Judy Reeves

& Steve Montgomery

Gather at Lestat’s Hillcrest with this dynamic prompt-based writing group that’s been running for almost 29 years!
Every Monday

with Gio Jones

Inspired by the Zoom days of Thursday Writers, this online group is here to help you with your writing practice!
Every Tuesday

with Rebecca Chamaa

Struggle to make time to submit your work to journals and magazines? Join this weekly one-hour submission practice!