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Welcome to the Grand River Writing Tribe

We're a collective of independent writing groups based in West Michigan. We've banded together for three important reasons:

  1. To offer a convenient, low-cost environment to share information without succumbing to "email overload."
  2. To help people in the community connect with open writing groups.
  3. To offer a centralized platform of opportunities and conversation to help draw the local literary community closer together.

Joining the Tribe

We encourage you to create a GRWT account on this site. Your sign-up process isn't complete until you confirm your email address, so if you don't receive an email within a minute or two, please check your spam folder. Note, most Hotmail/Outlook/Yahoo accounts block our emails without even delivering to spam. An account lets you post and access a fair amount of content, even if you're not presently enrolled in a specific group.

To join, visit our website's application form. We'll look at it to pair you with the right group of people. Before you're slotted into a group, however, you're welcome to join this forum to browse and engage with public content. We also host a Discord server offering a mix of public and private spaces for your group.

Hungry For More?

Use the Contact Us to send a message, or visit the publicly accessible forums. Our The Village Green category is limited to authorized users who are enrolled in an existing GRWT writing group, but if you create an account with us, the other categories — including the General Discussion forum tree, remains open to you.

There's no cost or obligation associated with creating a GRWT account.

The Grand River Writing Tribe is a collection of writing groups. Most of our in-person activity is focused on the 616 area code, although we now offer virtual groups, as well.

Forum Stats






  • Announcements & Info

    Announcements regarding our community — plus FAQs, policies & essential info to help you get started.

  • The Village Green

    Where the various communities within GRWT conduct their business. Each writing group enjoys a private group contained within the Green. You must be logged in, with appropriate permissions, to see content.

  • General Discussion

    Open forum, including for people who aren’t yet a member of a writing group.

  • Blogs

    Blog posts from individual members — a great way to network your platform!

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