If you live in Tennessee, you are lucky–there are plenty of groups to choose from when it comes to support for your writing. If you know of an organization that is not included in our list below, please feel free to send an e-mail to us so we can include it. The addy is editor (at) freelance-zone.com.
Joining a writers group has many perks. Besides networking, many of these groups offer training, speakers and other things that will help you advance your career. Take a look and see if there is a group below that would be a good match for you:
The Chattanooga Writers Guild holds monthly meetings and they offer a range of services for writers. They have a number of independent “sub-groups” for different genres, including ones for fiction and poetry.
The Tennessee Writers Alliance provides opportunities for writers from all over through their competitions–which are open to all. In addition, you do not have to live in the state in order to become a member of this group.
The Southeastern Writers Association hosts an annual workshop, and some of the locations for this event have included Epworth-by-the-Sea, Emory College and Columbus College.
The Knoxville Writers Guild provides support for area writers and it meets the first Thursday of the month in the Laurel Theatre.
The Middle Tennessee Christian Writers group was founded in 2004 and they have monthly meetings for their members.
The Tennessee Mountain Writers group is based out of Oak Ridge, TN, and it is open to all writers.
The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival is held at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, and it features speakers and master classes for writers, among other things.