Substack Writer Meetup Day: September 14, 2022

Photo from NYC writer meetup. Pictured: E. Jean Carroll. Photo credit: Bryon Summers.

On September 14, 2022, Substack writers around the world will gather for Substack Writer Meetup Day. Writers will boost their collective spirits through mingling with peers, sharing drinks, and swapping tips and tricks.

The Substack team is hosting in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto and London. If you happen to find yourself in one of those cities on September 14th, we’d love for you to join us.

  • New York City
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time
    Where: Book Club Bar, 197 E 3rd St New York, NY

  • San Francisco
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time
    Where: The Interval at Long Now, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

  • Toronto
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time
    Where: Page One Coffee + Bar, 106 Mutual St Unit #8, Toronto

  • London
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time
    Where: Libreria, 65 Hanbury St, London
    Email to join the waitlist.

Writer hosted meetups

  • Los Angeles
    Hosts: ​Valorie Clark and Alex Dobrenko
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time
    Where: Red Lion Tavern, 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles

  • Boston
    Host: ​​Larry Cheung
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time
    Where: Trident Booksellers & Cafe at 338 Newbury St, Boston

  • Nashville
    Host: ​Natasha Mott
    When: 7 - 9 p.m. local time

    Where: Pinewood Social, 33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN

  • Burlington
    Host: ​Murphy Barney
    When: September 14, 7-9 p.m. local time
    Where: The Wallflower Collective, 71 S Union St, Burlington, VT

  • Virtual: My Visual Substack
    Take your publication’s visual design to the next level.
    Host: Jo Petroni
    When: 9 - 10 a.m. PT / 12 - 1 p.m. ET

  • Virtual: Fictionistas
    Meet the fiction author community on Substack.
    Hosts: Geoffrey Golden and Jackie Dana
    When: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET

  • Virtual: Bookstack
    Join for fun and a conversation that will grow all of our “to be read” lists.
    Host: ​Elizabeth Held
    When: 4-5 p.m. PT / 7-8 p.m. ET

  • Virtual: LGBTQIA+
    The LGBTQIA+ meetup is focused on community building, growth, and collaboration.
    Host: Dalia Kinsey
    When: 4-5 p.m. PT / 7-8 p.m. ET

  • Virtual: Chicago
    During this hour, you'll introduce yourself and your Substack; discuss ways to boost subscriptions and interaction; and just enjoy one another's company!
    Host: ​Jennifer Billock
    When: 3-4 p.m. local time

  • Virtual: Food
    ​An ongoing discussion of how our Substack newsletters are progressing.
    Host: Kate McDermott
    When: September 13 at 1-2 p.m. PT / 4 -5 p.m. ET

Host your own meetup

Photo from NYC writer meetup. Photo credit: Bryon Summers.

If you are keen to host a meetup, in-person for writers in your region or a virtual event for writers same category, we would love to help you get organized and spread the word. Our goal is to support hosts with the tools and know-how to find and connect with other writers. We do this by:

  • Spreading the word: We will share your meetup with writers who have participated in Substack community programs in your region or category on your behalf.

  • Resources: Hosts receive a Substack toolkit for hosting a meetup, as well as a small stipend for transportation expenses to and from in-person meetups.

Host a meetup

Questions? Email