The Greenpoint Writers Group was born in the basement of WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn in 2010. Since that time, members have workshopped every genre imaginable — spanning the page, stage, and screen — many of which have gone on to see publication, production, and stellar reviews.

As the resident writing collective of WORD, the group operates on two levels: open biweekly meetings and application-only Intensives.

Biweekly meetings are open to all writers who wish to attend. Pieces are forwarded to the group in advance so that the full time can be devoted to feedback. Those in attendance are given first priority to submit work for discussion at the following meeting. Writers must attend at least once before they are eligible to submit material. Biweekly meetings are suspended twice a year during the Spring and Fall Intensives.

Check the schedule here.

Intensives operate three times a year, are comprised of 8-12 weekly meetings, and culminate in public reading events. Intensives are restricted to a small group of GWG core members. The application process for core group membership takes place at the start of each year.

Writers interested in applying to the Intensive should demonstrate a commitment to the group through regular biweekly attendance and thoughtful feedback for their colleagues’ work. In addition, the strength and potential of their writing will be an integral part of the selection process.

If you are interested in attending a meeting or learning more about the Greenpoint Writers Group, you can email them at greenpointbrooklynwriters [at] gmail [dot] com.