Plymouth Writers Group

About the Plymouth Writers Group

The Plymouth Writers Group is an association of teacher/writers dedicated to publishing an annual literary anthology comprised entirely of teachers’ writing. Our aim is to celebrate the writing teachers do—with their classes, in summer writing workshops and on their own time. We hope to provide them with an outlet specifically geared to the publication of teachers’ work.

Our first anthology, Writes of Passage,  was published in the fall of 1996. In her review in the Concord (NH) Monitor, Rebecca Rule wrote “the writing is consistently strong, thought-provoking and unpretentious… This is a fine collection of work about growing up, or just plain growing—and though the writers must be teachers, readers from all walks of life will be engaged by what these teachers have to say and how well they say it.” Since then we’ve published more anthologies, including Everyday Epiphanies; Lessons Learned; Shifts of Vision; The Heart of the Matter; That Fierce Embrace With Life (a special compilation volume of teachers’ writing about classroom life); Illuminations; Love and Trouble; Defining Moments; and Acts of Emancipation.

  • Submit your original writing (poetry or prose) to Class, this year’s PWG anthology. Check out the flyer for more information on how to get your writing published.
  • Support this project by purchasing available earlier editions of our anthologies. Points of Connection and other titles are available for sale. Order now (by mail)!
  • If you live in the Plymouth area, you can purchase copies from the administrative assistant in the English department office located in Ellen Reed House (across from Rounds Hall) on the Plymouth State campus.

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