Full schedule of events is on the calendar.


Writing Hour

Every other Sunday, writers meet to write side by side in a casual yet productive setting. This event is open to the public and writers of all kind attend, whether you are working on novels, poems, journals, dissertations, or just want to write for a couple hours for no reason. Great for busy people looking for motivation and routine. This is not a guided or structured session. There are no instructions, writing prompts, coaching, or assignments.

Meets every other Sunday from 10am-2pm at HI – Baltimore Hostel in south Mt.Vernon, right around the corner from the Enoch Pratt Library main branch. 17 W. Mulberry St., Baltimore, MD 21201.


All Day Writing Retreat

About once a month on a weekend day we host a dedicated day for writing, open to the all writers. Also, it’s a potluck.

General details:

  • Runs from morning to early evening, i.e. 10am-6pm.
  • We alternate between writing sessions and eating.
  • At the end we hold a peer review/share session if people are interested.
  • It’s also a potluck.

Bring with you:

  • Laptop/notebook + things to write with
  • Food/drink for yourself and, if you want, to share. Common foods have included donuts, veggie platters, meat/cheese platters, drinks – but don’t let that limit your creativity. The world is your restaurant.

RSVP on meetup, facebook, or drop a line to (feel free to specify what if any food you’ll be bringing and any food allergies you have).

This is a free event, but donations are welcome to help plan future similar events.


Submissions Party

Weeknight event to submit finished work to literary magazines, publishers, agents, etc, in good company. For those who don’t like doing this drudgery alone!


Critique Night

A get together over coffee, usually in the evenings, to discuss the pitfalls and perils of writing. Sometimes, we play writers’ roulette: participants are randomly picked to read some of their work and get it critiqued.


Literary Magazine

BWH puts out a biannual literary magazine, End of 83. We feature poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and art by Writing Hour members and many other Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic area writers. Currently open for submissions.