Aspiring writers are often discouraged by the solitary nature of their work. Many long for a community of peers with whom to share work, empathy, and informed and objective opinions. With The Company of Writers, seasoned writer and writing teacher Hilma Wolitzer provides a captivating, compassionate, and practical guide that shows writers how to find their own creative edge and form support networks.Wolitzer devotes the first part of the book to creating writing workshops while the second part suggests specific topics for discussion within the group or to address on your own. Wolitzer also includes valuable tips on building a writer's reference library, useful and provocative exercises, and generous advice from other writers. Whether you are a workshop veteran or a writing-group novice, Wolitzer's experience and encouragement will help you prepare to take creative risks and find useful feedback -- and inspiration.