Minnesota Writers’ Organizations and Networks

Intermedia Arts

Intermedia Arts is Minnesota’s premier multicultural, multidisciplinary arts center. Our mission is to be a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art. Intermedia Arts Literary Programs (formerly SASE: The Write Place) are dedicated to making the literary arts accessible to a diverse community of writers and enthusiasts; we are committed to ensuring that people of all cultural, economic, social and ethnic backgrounds have a place and a voice within the Twin Cities’ literary community.

Jackpine Writers’ Block

Founded in 1994 and located in Park Rapids, MN, JWB is a nonprofit organization seeking to discover and encourage regional writers.

Lake Region Writers Network

A nonprofit organization for writers in west central Minnesota. LWRN’s purpose is to promote networking among writers and serve as an informational exchange for literary events, educational opportunities and online resources.

Lake Superior Writers

This Duluth-based membership organization was founded to promote all genres of writing as a profession or as an avocation.

Literary Guild

The Literary Guild at the University of Minnesota Duluth provides an opportunity to explore the literary arts, both original works as well as other works, in a non-academic atmosphere. Meetings, readings, and publications are open to the public as well as UMD students.

The Loft Literary Center

The mission of the Loft is to foster a writing community, the artistic development of individual writers, and an audience for literature. The Loft is housed at Open Book in Minneapolis.

Midwest Fiction Writers

This organization provides support and promotion for writers within the romance industry.

Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Inc.

The Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Inc., is a Minnesota non-profit corporation dedicated to furthering the appreciation of science fiction and fantasy literature.

Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

The Minnesota chapter provides networking opportunities and educational programming for writers and illustrators who produce media for children.

Open Book

Open Book was co-founded in 2000 by charter tenants The Loft, Milkweed Editions, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). This Minneapolis literary arts center features meeting classrooms and exhibit space and a book arts studio.

The Playwrights’ Center

Founded in 1971, the Playwrights’ Center is a regional and national resource for script development by providing a range of services for writers at all stages of their careers.

Screenwriters Workshop

An all volunteer, non-profit organization that provides aspiring and practicing Minnesota screenwriters a setting for interaction and exchange of information. Since 1987 Screenwriters Workshop has promoted the development of Minnesota screenwriters. As members of Screenwriters Workshop, screenwriters, playwrights, producers, directors, and allied partners in filmmaking express their commitment to improving the quality of storytelling. Programs include: script critique groups, table readings, staged readings, seminars, conferences, script contests, and social mixers.

Twin Cities Online Creative Writers

Minnesota-based virtual meeting place dedicated to creative writing.