This Meetup is for those interested in poetry, sharing their poetry, talking about poetry . . . possibly attending open mics/spoken word events or creating a safe space for poets and poetry lovers/likers/curious beings to share publicly. This is also a space for those open to creating inclusive spaces so that all sorts of poetry is accepted (even if we don't always understand the work). In the spirit of Audre Lorde's essay “Poetry Is Not A Luxury,” this group is about poetically speaking your truth unapologetically! But if you are not ready to do that, come anyway. Enjoy the journey! Mostly meets on alternate Saturdays at the Woodlawn Library and the Justison Street Starbucks in Willmington. See their Meetup Page for updates and details.
PoeTree Meetup
Claymont Library Open Mic runs on the last Monday of every month that the library is open. It is a very good for first timers or people who prefer a smaller crowd.
MWA presents the prestigious Edgar® Awards each year to the most deserving works in the mystery field. The organization also monitors legal developments affecting writers and promotes networking and professional development.
In addition, MWA also educates published and aspiring writers regarding their rights and interests and informs writers and readers of matters that may affect crime writing through legislation, publishing industry practices, judicial decisions, or other ways. Our membership includes writers of books, short stories, plays, and screenplays; publishers, editors, agents, librarians, booksellers, and others in allied fields; aspiring writers and others devoted to crime writing.
Membership is open to the public, and you need not reside in the U.S. to join. MWA is a nonprofit organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. New York Chapter Webpage.
For information on joining MWA, please see the national organization’s web site.
Mystery Writers of America is the oldest and most prominent organization for writers of crime fiction and other professionals in the field. MWA-NY is a regional chapter that includes Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Mystery Writers of America-New York
Written Remains Writers Guild
The Written Remains Writers Guild is a coalition of Delaware authors working together to advance their craft and careers. The Guild was founded on the belief that writers can achieve greater literary excellence and a larger audience by working together, sharing knowledge, skills and resources, rather than as individual authors working alone. In addition to supporting one another as literary artists, the Guild also supports the Delaware writing community as a whole through its blog and website, monthly Get Out & Write gatherings, sponsorship of two critique groups for fiction writers, and our developing reading series.” Also find them on Facebook.
FREE TO BE 2nd SUNDAYS ARTIST OPEN HOUSE. Kito Shani and son Kevin Morgan are directors of W.E.I.R.D (Where Everybody Is Really Dope), sponsors of the monthly jam session where "artists can be artists opposed to being performers" and "is open to musicians, poets, and vocal artist. Visual artists are encouraged to bring sketch pads since they may become inspired." Interested in partaking???? Hit 'em up on their Facebook page. See Phillip Bannowsky's feature in The Broadkill Review.
Peace Love and Poetry
Peace, Love and Poetry (PLP).  Affectionately, called PLP among its followers, this showcase concert has become a favorite among the Wilmington community and is now sought after by
other communities, venues and cities.  This production promises to be an organic and quality experience of live performances featuring the area’s uprising talent. PLP: Soul Opera has also become a hometown favorite featuring the area’s seasoned and professional performers.  Soul Opera: Telling stories of Love and Life through poetry, music and song! Customized, universal and unique themes at every show! Suite Franchon Beeks is the majordoma of this occasional extravaganza, blending poetry, music, and drama. The latest productions are always posted at
Delaware Literary Connection

The Delaware Literary Connection (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the literary arts in Delaware. Our membership includes poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, journalists, video producers and those who just enjoy writing and want exposure to it. For more information, send an email. The DLC is the host of the 2nd Saturday Poets, founded in 1981 and now at 5 p.m. 2nd Saturdays at The Jackson Inn, 101 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, Delaware.

Broadkill Review
c/o John Milton & Co.
104 Federal Street,
Milton, DE 19968
The Broadkill Review, the world's first exclusively pdf-format literary journal, delivered by secure download link to your home or office computer, has been publishing now for six years. Our pages have included work by writers from around the world, which is not unusual, since we are distributed to around ten thousand readers in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, China, Pakistan, India, the middle-east, Eastern Central and Western Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and the US.
No state values its old books as Delaware does. Hundreds of collectors eagerly seek books about Delaware or written by Delawareans. And there are thousands of such books: Delaware authors have been prolific.
This Web site offers articles that originally appeared in Collecting Delaware Books, a print newsletter discussing Delaware books and paper ephemera, published from 1992 to 1999 by John P. Reid of Bear, Delaware.
Additional articles, updates, and new material are added to the site every few months. See the website.
Collecting Delaware Books
Ramona DeFelice Blog
Ramona maintains a blog about writing and the writing life and how it pertains to art and creation. She posts new information for writers and readers on Tuesdays. She also has a newish Facebook page
called Editor Ramona DeFelice Long, where she posts useful links about writing and publishing. At Twitter, she is @ramonadef and is happy to follow and be followed. For writers in Delmarva and the mid-Atlantic, She posts literary news from our region. Please browse around and say hello.
Open Mic Newark Arts Alliance
Between Books
As the moon waxes toward full, Between Books 2.0 will peek its head out of its chrysalis and view the new world.
Between Books 2.0 will open its doors at 11 AM Saturday January 3rd.
To celebrate the new year almost everything in the store will be priced at 50% or less (New releases excluded.)

Between Books 2.0 is now located at 3203 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703. (The corner of Philadelphia Pike and Commonwealth Ave. We are in the brick building behind the green space on the corner.)
Greg Schauer
Between Books 2.0
Facebook: Between Books

Delaware Writer's Network
A Facebook Page for Delaware and nearby Writers and Writing Groups to gather, communicate, and network. If you have an event or just want to make friends with nearby writers please feel free to post.

Delaware Writers Network

Fox Chase Review
Publication now ceased. While based in Philadelphia, The Fox Chase Review often published Delaware authors and participated in such Delaware activities as 2nd Saturday Poets. It was founded in the summer of 2007 followed by The Fox Chase Reading Series. The Fox Chase Review online magazine and Fox Chase Reading Series were founded in 2007 by poet G. Emil Reutter. Its poetry editor was Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and its staff included Delaware writers Russell Reece and Robert Hambling Davis. (Revised from History of Fox Chase Review in online magazine.) You can still find a separate Website that provides news and links related to the Fox Chase scene.
Rehoboth Beach Writers
The Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild is founded on the belief that the writing–and sharing–of our stories matters. We are enormously proud of our many published writers, but publication isn’t our ultimate goal. What matters is the telling of the story, whether that happens while sitting around a table at a Free Write, standing before an audience at one of our monthly readings, sharing drafts of one’s writing in a workshop– or publishing. Regardless of a writer’s genre or skill level, the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild offers education, encouragement and above all, a nurturing community of people who care about–and value–words.– Maribeth Fischer, Founder and Executive Director.
Wilmington Writers Group meets on the second Monday of the month at McKenzie's Brew Pub, 451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike (Rt 202) in Glen Mills/Chadds Ford. Meetings start at 7 but people often arrive early to mingle and order their meal. 
Programming alternates between critique and presentations focused on some aspect of writing or publishing. You can get more details and RSVP at
Whether you have multiple books already published or you are working on a flash fiction piece,the group will be one of the best investments you can make in your own writing efforts. Group founder and leader Gary Zenker hopes you will join and share with your fellow writers.
Wilmington Writers Group
Wilmington Writers Group offers area writers (and prospective writers) of all genres a place to better their craft, learn the options of publishing their work, gain valuable constructive critique on their work in progress, and form personal relationships with other writers.
Eastern Shore Writer's Association
The Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization supporting writers, other writers’ groups, and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula and the Eastern Shore. We welcome members to share experiences with other writers about every facet of converting ideas, feelings, hopes, dreams, and opinions to the printed word. We are poets, novelists, and writers of stories, essays, articles, and memoirs. Members write fiction and nonfiction, for the page and for stage and screen. Some are editors and small publishers.
Our members range from individuals who aspire to write to those who have published all of their lives. While 80% are published, some write for the simple pleasure of the process. Others write so our family histories survive us. Publishers of the The Delmarva Review, a nonprofit literary journal dedicated published annually.
The Writers Breakfast Club is a project of the Written Remains Writers Guild. Inaugurated by Tery Aine Griffin, various members of the Guild host the event every first Saturday of the month at the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main Street, Newark, Delaware. It’s a great opportunity to catch up on literary news and share resources with a group of writers serious about publishing.
Enjoy the stimulating ambiance of an ever-changing art collection, good food and coffee, and the welcoming atmosphere provided by the hosts.
Poetry 279
Spoken Word Source. Launched in January 2011, Poetry 247 is a “one-stop shop” for anyone looking for a quality spoken word poetry experience. Visitors of the website have the option to follow some of the best spoken word poets in the country. Visitors also have the option to find information on the best spoken word events in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
Poetry247 gives fans easy access to the updated performance schedule of their favorite poets. We have a Twitter Page and Facebook Page set up so that info
Artzscape Open Mic
Hosted by David Harris, Artzcape features an open mic every third Sunday of the month. Guest spoken word artists and music help keep culture alive at 205 N. Market Street in Wilmington.
UDairy Creamery Open Mic
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PoeTree: Allowing Poetry to Grow Off the Page
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Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts offers a variety of grant programs for individual artists; nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations chartered and based in Delaware; and schools and government entities that support arts activities. Delaware residents, 18 years of age or older, not enrolled in a degree-granting program, may apply for for a number of grants

Artist Fellowships (IAF)
Support of individual artists in their work as visual, performing, media, folk, and/or literary artists. Applications are received and processed by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. FY2019 applications open in spring 2018 and are due August 1.

Artist Opportunity Grant
Grants provide up to $750 to support individual artists with unique professional and artistic development or presentation opportunities. Quarterly deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

Happy Self Publisher
Lois Hoffman
The Happy Self-Publisher provides personalized and comprehensive book coaching, consulting and publishing services for new and experienced writers. Writers turn to The Happy Self-Publisher for assistance with planning and organization in the pre-writing phase, support and guidance while writing the manuscript, education and/or implementation for the final product design and publishing process, plus marketing strategy pre- and post-publication. The Happy Self-Publisher offers workshops on a variety of topics to help writers and aspiring authors overcome writing, publishing and marketing obstacles.
Lois Hoffman is a writer, speaker, workshop facilitator, and coach for new and experienced writers. Write a Book Grow Your Business: Build credibility, establish expertise, and develop trust with your ideal client is her third book. Her first book on writing and publishing is The Self-Publishing Roadmap: A step-by-step guide to publishing the book of your dreams. Visit Lois Hoffman’s website for expert writing and publishing solutions for your success as an author.