to our website.


We are looking for writers

to motivate,

to promote,




and to grow with.

Expand your Writers Network

We have monthly Meet & Greets in . . .

Long Beach


San Dimas


We are a Community of Writers

dedicated to supporting one another.

Our Weekly Critique Groups are available in . . .

Long Beach


San Dimas


We offer a variety of

free educational resources.

Writer's Workshops & Author Shop Talks available in . . .

Long Beach


more venues

coming soon !

Board Member Highlight

CHWG President and Founder

Christine Marie Bryant

Christine Marie Bryant is a tipping point for those requiring an extra kick-start in achieving their dreams. She is the founder of the Coffee House Writers Group and started the first chapter in 2009. She has served as President and Chairman of the Board since 2012 and was elected its first CEO in 2014. She serves to oversee all chapters and is responsible for every aspect of the organization. As a successful business owner for 18 years, Miss Bryant has used her experience to build several networking groups and organizations from the ground up. She excels in the use of social networking and takes pride in creating solutions that will educate, support and motivate the writers to their full potential. She is tenacious fundraiser and has worked with various nonprofits including City of Hope, Relay for Life and the Let It Be Foundation. Through her efforts with CHWG, thousands of creative individuals have come to realize that the artistic creation of writing – while solitary – doesn’t need to be lonely.

CHWG Podcasts

Listen to them here:

Listen on Google Play Music

Google Play Music

YouTube as an Audio podcast

J Bryan Jones,

Podcast host and creator,

presents ten podcasts

01 CHWG Founder
Christine Bryant 1:19:21

02 CHWG Vice President
Eric von Mizener 58:40

03 Beggars Crossing Anthology
with editor Bill Wilbur 1:12:49

04 Writing the 1st Paragraph
with Andrew Turner 1:23:39

05 Young Adult Fiction
with Cory Rasmussen 1:15:51

06 The Writer’s Platform
with Wendy Van Camp 1:03:00

07 Publish in 180 Days
with Scott McClelland 1:10:23

08 How To Critique Others
with John Lowell 1:16:52

09 How to Query an Agent
with Alana Saltz 1:05:59

10 Long Beach Community Theater
with Ann Wellman 53:33



CHWG Anthology Books

Our 3rd CHWG Anthology will be released soon!


Thank you to all writers who submitted stories for our 3rd CHWG Anthology!

Our 2nd CHWG Anthology

beggarscrossing-imageBeggar’s Crossing was edited by Bill Wilbur, and is available for sale on Amazon and Amazon Smile

Recent Galleries

CHWG Claremont Shop Talk Photos
CHWG Fullerton Critique Group Photos