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Youngstown Writers' Guild Attendees

Youngstown Writers’ Guild

What is it?

Gathering in a safe, judgement-free space, the Youngstown Writers’ Guild is a place to socialize with other local writers. Share tips, experience, and events while learning what others are doing to live their writing life. Become part of a community that understands both the joys and the struggles of the writing life.

Critique Hour: If you would like feedback on a short work or excerpt from a longer piece, feel free to bring it in and work in pairs to give and receive feedback that encourages your fellow authors to continue honing their skills.

All genres, experience levels, and ages are welcome, although children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

When do we meet?​

1st Saturday of Each Month

Notice: The 1st Saturday Meeting has been canceled for the remainder of 2024.

10am - 2pm

Critique Hour: 12pm - 1pm

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

East Library 

430 Early Road

Youngstown, Ohio 44505

3rd Saturday of Each Month

10am - 2pm

Critique Hour: 11am - 12pm

Pop! Art Books Culture

6949 Market Street

Boardman, Ohio 44512

Notice: There will be no 3rd Saturday meeting in October while our gracious host, Craig Duster (owner of Pop! Art Books Culture), will be manning a table at the 8th Annual Fall Literary Festival Book Fair! We will be moving the meeting to October 5th, but will still be meeting at Pop! Art Books Culuture on Market Street.

For individual meeting updates, be sure to check our Facebook events page or sign up for our notification list by clicking here.

Have Questions?

Not sure what to bring? (Your favorite writing gear, snackie snacks, hydration, or just your beautiful self!) Not sure if you can bring a friend? (Always!) Wondering if you can bring those chewy, ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookies that you love without having to share with the whole class? (Absolutely!)

Co-hosts RW Franklin (she/her) and Katja (she/her) will be happy to answer your questions! RW can be reached at Katja can be reached at

The East Branch is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, at this time, Pop! Art Books Culture has limited mobility access.

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