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Writer's Guild – April
Writer's Guild – April

Sun, Apr 24


Monroe Convention Center

Writer's Guild – April

Writing, poetry, spoken word and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA

About The Event


It’s all free! Free parking in the back.

First Sunday Prose Readings and Open Mic – a monthly event:  Guest authors are invited to read, followed by an Open Mic. The focus is on prose writing. This event is held at Bear’s Place from 3 to 4:30 pm. Arrive early to sign up for Open Mic.

Last Sunday Poetry Readings and Open Mic –  a monthly event: Guest poets will read, followed by a poetry open mic. This event is held at the Bloomington Convention Center from 3 to 4:30 pm.  Arrive early to sign up for Open Mic.

Spoken Word Seriesa monthly event: This series features writers and musicians and an open mic on the first Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm. This event is at Bear’s Place.

Third Sunday Writing Workshop – a monthly event: Free Creative Writing Workshop for Writers Guild Members Only.  For more information go to the Member tab above, then the Workshop link.

The Writers Guild and the Monroe County Public Library The Writers Guild collaborates with the Monroe County Public Library to present workshops at the public library several times a year.

The Spoken Word Stage is presented annually as part of the Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts on Labor Day weekend. The Spoken Word Stage has a two day lineup of artists including poets, storytellers, radio drama, comedy, street theatre, and Poetry On Demand.

Funding support:  The Writers Guild at Bloomington periodically gives financial support to various literary events, shows and performers.

The Ryser Award is offered each year to provide financial support for a writer to attend a writing workshop or conference. On alternating years this award is offered to a high school teacher, a high school student, a member of the Writers Guild.

Socials for WG members  Once or twice a year we gather for a pot luck social, often in an outdoor location, to share food, discussion, and an open mic reading.

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