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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, 7:30 PM, is our next workshop meeting. The location is once again the Heidelberg Volkshochschule ("vhs"), Bergheimer Str. 76. We are grateful to the vhs for its continued support.

We look forward to seeing you! No charge to join us for the evening. We love good listeners! And see the info down below to the right for how to join or be on our mailing list.

Our next planned meeting after this one is set for January 21st, 2020; more info here soon. Be sure you're on the (low-traffic!) mailing list for all the details. See lower-right panel on this page for how to join the list.


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Joachim Frank reads with HWG
We are also pleased to announce how proud we of our former member, Joachim Frank, on whom has just been conferred the Nobel Prize in Chemistry! (If only it had been literature...) Here he is in a snapshot taken ten years ago when Joachim visited us and participated in our VHS summer reading.)

Snapshots are available here from the 2007 VHS summer reading. Other photo collections from past meetings are also available here.


Announced workshop meetings are usually held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI; a.k.a. "Amerika-Haus"), Sofienstraße 12, near Bismarckplatz/Adenauerplatz, 69115 Heidelberg.  Further directions are to be found on the DAI site.  Look for us customarily upstairs – take the elevator to "2. Obergeschoss." Enduring appreciation goes to DAI Director Jakob Köllhofer for providing the meeting space and moral support.

Here's a snapshot from our well-attended October meeting at the VHS! We want to extend a warm thank-you to the VHS language department for their warm patronage!

24 Oct 2017, VHS


By member Bill Furley    
The Heidelberg Writers Group, now in its 24th year (founded in 1994), comprises interested English-language writers and poets (published or not-yet-published) in or near Heidelberg or with ties to the region.  The group meets approximately monthly.  There are no dues.  Members share current works with the goal of fostering growth and advancing their craft.  Guests are welcome by arrangement.  Periodically the group presents members' work at public readings and events.  A print review was published in the past; plans are now afoot for a web journal.

     Joining is simple: subscribe to the email list and attend meetings and events. 


  • A write-up of the group's history is here.
  • Click here to join the official HWG mailing list, if you have an interest in original English-language prose, poetry, or lyric.
  • Or click here to join the "friends" announcement list.
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