Write or Die (WorD) is a Pittsburgh, PA science fiction, fantasy & horror writing and critique group. Established in 1996, it has been steadily growing since then.
Meetings are free to attend and open to the public.
Our meeting schedule can be found here
We're excited to announce that Write or Die, your haven for fierce writing and constructive critique, is joining forces with Parsec-sff.org, the esteemed, Pittsburgh, PA 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that champions speculative fiction. WorD will be part of the Parsec Inc., programs under the Workshop committee.
Halloween Reading Event 2023
Join WorD for our Seventh Annual Write or Die Halloween Reading Event.
Nine WorD authors and our emcee, John Muth, will read spooky-fun Halloween themed stories that were written for this event.
Our special guest author, Joshua D. Bellin, author of the newly released novel, "Myriad" will also read one of his original horror stories.
Location: Velum Fermentation, 2120 Jane St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Date: Tuesday Oct 24, 2023
Snacks will be available.
Drinks may be purchased at Velum (Menu: https://www.velumfermentation.com/menus/)
There will be two door prizes given away during this event, both donated by our Write or Die members! Must be present during drawing to win.
This event is FREE to attend and open to the public!
The second Tuesday of each month meetings will continue to be held on Zoom until further notice.
Register in advance for the Zoom meeting:
The fourth Tuesday of each month meetings will now be held at the Mt. Lebanon Public library, meeting room B, 6:45-8:45pm.
A Zoom option is available for those that cannot make the in person meeting.
Register in advance for the Zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Meetings are always free to attend and open to the public. For more information on upcoming meeting dates, please see our CALENDAR
Questions can be directed to Karen through our website form.
an informative writing discussion with Marie Vibbert
You've Written a Short Story, Now What?
Marie will discuss:
There will be a Q&A after the presentation.
Join us on Zoom:
Tuesday March 30th, 2021
Thank you, Marie for a wonderful presentation!
The first WorD meeting of each month will now be held on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at the DORMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2950 W Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
We will have the upstairs Keith meeting room from 6:30-8:45 pm starting on WED March 11th, 2020. The library closes at 9pm
An elevator is available for second floor access.
Our meeting schedule has changed!
We are no longer meeting at Rickert and Beagle bookstore. Thank you Chris (Rickert) Pluto for five great years at your store.
Starting in June 2019 our group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the home of Kevin and Karen. Please contact us for directions.
The fourth Tuesday of each month we will meet at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Thank you so much, JD Barker, Rege Behe, Zoje Stage, Katelyn Uplinger and Patricia Primi!
Also in photo the two moderators of the Write or Die, writing and critique group, Karen Yun-Lutz and Kevin M. Hayes.
Welcome Patricia Primi!
Patricia Primi is a store manager for Barnes and Noble with over a decade of experience in retail management and customer service. She has successfully helped plan and execute countless events for authors and strives to support people within our community.
Our event will take place at the Mt. Lebanon Library on Monday May 20, 2019. We hope you will join us!
The Pittsburgh, PA Write or Die, writing and critique group presents,
WRITE WITHOUT FEAR, a candid conversation with writing industry professionals
Date: Monday May 20, 2019
Location: Mt. Lebanon public library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15228
Time: 7 -9 pm.
This is a unique opportunity for aspiring authors to speak directly with a panel of published authors, reporters, book store managers, editors and other individuals working within the world of publishing.
How do you get press? How do you get an agent? What do publishers want? How do I get my books into bookstores? Can I do all this on my own as an indie author?
Guest speakers include, J.D. Barker, Rege Behe, Zoje Stage & Katelyn Uplinger
Additional guest speakers will be posted soon.
The panel will be moderated by the international bestselling author, J.D. Barker.
Please visit the Facebook event page for more information.
The Write or Die group holds two annual events; The Halloween Reading Event in the fall and a writing related educational event in the spring. Please see our EVENTS page for more info.