About Writing Tucson

This is a site dedicated to the amazing and wonderful writers of Tucson, AZ. Tucson has had a number of famous writers and some who are not so famous. This site will include some information about the famous, some information about the writing groups and hopefully some contacts to reach writers.

So look and explore and we will work from here.

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This site is created and maintained by Chris Stern.  He can be contacted at azwritten@gmail.com.



(The bold name of the organization will be direct you to their website)

  • The Arizona Mystery Writers in Tucson has a strong chapter in Tucson and  meets the second Saturday of each month, 10 am to 2 pm, at Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites, 475 N. Granada Avenue (Granada and 6th/St. Mary’s).
  • The PimaWriters Forum Meetup has a monthly meeting and was founded in 2010 and has 487 members.
  • The Tucson Christian Writers Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month and is free. Meetings are  9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Amphitheater Bible Church, 226 W Prince Rd, Tucson 85705.
  • The Tucson Writers Meetup has been around since 2004 and has over 1100 names. The comments on the website home page are from 2013, so it may be less active.
  • The Arizona Authors Association was founded in 1978 and has their monthly meeting in Paradise Valley, AZ.
  • The Tucson Sisters in Crime was founded in 2012 and is also affiliated with the National Sisters in Crime organization.
  • The National Writer’s Union in Tucson has a chapter that is here to answer questions; update you on issues like copyright protection and how new technology affects writers; and help you make contact with other members at events like our Friday breakfasts and our Monday readings.
  • One group that may not be open to all is Arizona Professional Writers formerly Arizona Press Women and is affiliated with Federation of United Press Women and allows both men and women writers to become members.

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