2018 Meeting Dates:

September ​

20th - Superfluous words

cleaning up your writing


18th - Our second annual Come-as-your-Favorite-Character event complete with three contests and a party sandwich!


1) Best Costume

2) Bestshort story with an October/Harvest theme - max 2 double spaced pages.

3) Best Weird Thing - bring in something that's been laying around your house that is unique or just weird.  

25th - Members read and critique-

25th - Poetry society meets


25th - program tbd


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.

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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.


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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