Black Diamond Writers' Network

Black Diamond Writers' Network
Black Diamond Writers' Network


The Black Diamond Writers' Network (BDWN) is a group of people interested in writing.  Some want to publish; others don't.  BDWN members write for fun, family, themselves, entertainment, publication or a living – ranging from the wannabe to the published author.  Members interests include writing memoir, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, science fiction, screenwriting and many other genres.

The BDWN meets at the Tamaqua Area Public Library the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m until noon. 

The objectives of the BDWN are to provide its members with a network of support and resources in the field of writing; to act as central information point for all activities in the field of writing and the publishing industry; and to advance the writing interests of its members.

Our meetings will begin with a maximum 15-minute business meeting followed by the program for the month.

Our speaker presentation normally runs until 11:30 or 12 p.m. and is followed by a period of open networking, where writers can talk with other writers one-on-one about their projects, specific help they might be looking for or opportunities they may want to share. 

BDWN offers access to critique groups, occasional workshops and an annual writing boot camp

Call Kathy Ruff at 570-645-3059 to find out more about the group's critique group times and locations. 

Member dues support BDWN’s free monthly programs, operating expenses and hospitality.  The public is invited to participate in three meetings free of charge before joining.  Member benefits include monthly meetings, first notification and reduced rates for limited enrollment workshops and a monthly newsletter.

Annual dues:

  • $20 for adults--Prorated
  • $10 for anyone under age 18

For more information on the Black Diamond Writers' Network, its critique groups or workshops, please contact Kathy Ruff at 570-645-3059.