Upcoming Events

  • October 16, 2014 – October Meeting
    6:00 pm, Events
  • November 20, 2014 – November Meeting
    6:00 pm, Events
  • December 18, 2014 – December Meeting
    12:34 pm, Events

About the Greater Canton Writers’ Guild

The written work that appears on this website is not the property of the Greater Canton Writers’ Guild.  It is the sole property of the authors of each work.  Our writers retain full rights to their written work.

(See below for meeting information)

We are putting together an Anthology for our 50th anniversary.  The deadline has been changed to September 30th and all submissions are to be sent to Mela.  If you are a member and don’t have her e-mail, send to “Contact Us” at bottom of left-hand sidebar.

Please click here to see details.


Welcome to the Writers’ Guild!

The Greater Canton Writers’ Guild was founded in 1964 for beginning and professional writers for purposes of learning, discussion, and mutual support. It includes persons of diverse skills who share a common commitment to the craft of writing.

From the beginning, exchanges of ideas, manuscript critiques, and reports of market information have produced lively and informative monthly meetings. Friendships have formed, and poetry, short stories, and books have emerged.

Guild meetings (see below for meeting information) are open to anyone who has an interest in writing. Please join us at our next meeting and bring a writing friend!

The winners of the 2013 Ken Miller and the Marlene Stottsberry writing competitions:

Stottsberry Award for Excellence in Fiction went to Stacey Trombley (Dangerous); Award of Merit, Michael Kiggans (N., K., and I); Honorable Mention,  Julie Lindsey (Night Fishing).

Ken Miller Award for Excellence in Non-fiction went to Namiko Golden (Evacuation); Award of Distinction, Mela Saylor (Paperholics); Honorable Mention, Dr. Audrey Lavin(Sometime They’ll Give a War and Nobody will Come)
Judge’s Choice Poetry Award went to Phyllis Lee (In a Kitchen Drawer, Midwinter); Award of Distinction, Christina Romell (Life Story) ; Honorable Mentions, Mary Hanninger (Covered in Dirt) and Carol McFall (For Life on Our Planet).
Monetary awards for the poetry contest were provided by the Canton Poetry Society
Deadlines for the 2014 contests are July 31.

Upcoming Events

The Greater Canton Writers’ Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Regular meetings are free and open to anyone with an interest in writing. Please join us at our next meeting and get to know the people of the Guild and the pleasures of writing! Details can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

Next Meeting

Our next Guild meeting will be on Thursday, August 21st at 6 pm at the DeHoff building in North Canton.  If you have something you are working on that you would like to share, please bring it.  For the program, we will be talking about public speaking, developing our speaking voices, and being comfortable with yours.

The critique group still meets one week later.  Again, poets are welcome.

Click here for a map to our regular meetings at the DeHoff Building  and here for parking.   Hope to see you all there!


P.O. Box 8381, Canton, Ohio 44711-8381