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Writers' Workshop

The Writers' Workshop meets the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. in the Trustees' Room.
This group, as all Boston Athenæum discussion groups, is for members only. 
How are things? That latest piece talking to you yet? Or perhaps you’re talking to yourself? It gets lonely in that writing corner after a while with nobody to bounce ideas off of. Maybe it’s time to come up for air, commune with other writers, and discuss the work in an informal and encouraging atmosphere. Writers of all stripes are welcome! 
Each season is divided into trimesters, allowing members to join in September, January, or May, with the understanding that they will be committed to the group for the following four months. Sign-ups are on the first day of each trimester, and we will receive submissions from members in the previous group for that first meeting.
Interested members should contact Sophia Garmey at
We offer meetings through a virtual platform and in-person with a hybrid connection. Please contact the group moderator with questions.

2022 Schedule

  • Jan. 8
  • Feb. 12
  • Mar. 12
  • Apr. 9
  • May 14
  • Jun. 11
  • Jul. 9
  • Aug. 13
  • September 24 (N.B. this is the fourth Saturday): this meeting is from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 8
  • Nov. 12
  • Dec. 10