The Writer has the Last Word

​​about us

The Guild meets on the third Thursday of the month and visitors are welcome to attend and "try us on" for size.

On the fourth Thursdays of each month there are two supplemental meetings. The Writers' Read and Critique is strictly for reading manuscripts and getting writing help. This is strictly a benefit of membership. 

The Canton Poetry Society, which is now under the umbrella of the Writers' Guild, also meets on the fourth Thursdays under the direction of the president of the Poetry Society, Peggy Brunyanski.

ATTN: ALL MEMBERS!  Writing and Readings for our newest anthology is now under way.  For more information on this contact Mela.

2017 Meeting Dates:


19th - All about our Characters

At this meeting pictures will be taken to update both sites

26th - Members read and critique-

26th - Poetry society meets


16th - Types of endings for your stories


NOTE: We will be meeting the SECOND THURSDAY OF THIS MONTH, 14th - come H or high water and for the love of chicken people, we WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR THE MEMBERS and their spouses THIS YEAR!

there will be no critique or poetry society meetings until January

all programs are tentative and may be changed without notice

Welcome to the Writer's Guild!

Our Monthly meetings

​​​​The Greater Canton Writers' Guild, Inc.

                                                                                                                                             est. 1964


Membership is open to anyone who shares an interest in writing and open to the general public on our regular meeting dates - the third Thursdays of every month.  Active membership is $30 a year due by January 1 of each year and valid through December 31.  New members who join between October 1 and December 31 recieve a discounted membership for the remainder

of the year.  

All meetings are held at 6 pm in the DeHoff Realty Building in North Canton at 821 South Main Street.

For information on our recent anthology,

see "Our Publications" tab.

Dedicated to the education, inspiration, and publication of our writers.

and the Canton Poetry Society

The Greater Canton Writers' Guild was founded in 1964 by Gail Golloday Schneider, a poet and painter.  She led the organization for four years, then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work for the American Greeting Card Company where where she eventually became an editor. After Ms. Schneider's departure, the Guild continued under the nucleus of charter members. 

The guild was established as an all volunteer, non-profit organization and formed to provide beginning and professional writers a venue for learning, exchange of ideas, manuscript critiques and market information.  This organizaton includes people of diverse backgrounds and talents who share a commom commitment  to the art of writing.

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