Check out the Pittsburgh Literary Calendar to find out what’s happening in the area.
- City of Asylum/Pittsburgh
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh provides sanctuary to writers exiled under threat of death, imprisonment, or persecution in their native countries.
- Hour After Happy Hour
A weekly writers’ group that utilizes the traditional workshop model. At each session, up to two writers are provided with detailed constructive feedback about their submitted pieces. All forms and genres of writing welcome.
- Ligonier Valley Writers
Ligonier Valley Writers is a non-profit writers group in Southwestern Pennsylvania that sponsors workshops, writing contests, programs, and publishes the Loyalhanna Review.
- PARSEC – Pittsburgh Area Realtime Scientifiction Enthusiasts Club
a club for the promotion of literary science fiction, fantasy and horror in southwestern Pennsylvania. They hold an annual science fiction conference called Confluence.
- Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
Producer of Literary Evenings (formerly the Drue Heinz Lecture Series and before that, the Three Rivers Lecture Series).
- Pittsburgh South Writers Group
The Pittsburgh South Writers Group offers writers of all genres the inspiration and constructive criticism needed to improve their work
- Sisters in Crime Pittsburgh
The Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter of Sisters in Crime based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers, and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers.
- Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Pennsylvania Division
Check out our local authors and illustrators!
- The Soul Pitt Writer’s Block
A blog for writers and readers.
- Write or Die
A science fiction, fantasy and horror writing group that is free and open to the public and that meets at the Monroeville Public Library.
- Pennsylvania Center for the Book
The mission of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book is to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy to the citizens and residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Their website features sections on Book News, Pennsylvania Book World, Reference, and an online Literary Map of Pennsylvania, and a Family Literacy Activity Guide (Playing with Words).
- Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (POWA)
The Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (POWA) is an organization of professional writers, artists, photographers, broadcasters, telecasters, lecturers and other communicators with a common interest in the outdoors.