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Calligraphy Guild, Calligraphy Society, Society of Scribes...whatever they call themselves, they are your source for local calligraphy teachers, calligraphy instruction, calligraphy workshops, calligraphy classes, calligraphy retreats. Your area guild may sponsor the class or workshop or one of the members will be teaching at a local venue. Their website is the place for resources if you want to learn calligraphy or want to join others with the calligraphy bug!

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US Guilds


Association for the Calligraphic Arts 02/08
Facebook Page
The ACA is a national non-profit organization for everyone interested in the fine lettering and related arts.


Birmingham Calligraphy Guild 08/07
Started in 1989 at the behest of Mr. Travis Jones, teacher and former IAMPETH president, to promote, inspire and encourage the fine art of calligraphy. For information contact Deb Warnat at


Friends of Calligraphy 05/08
PO Box 425194
San Francisco, CA 94142
Friends of Calligraphy is a nonprofit society of persons interested in calligraphy and related arts, open to all, amateurs and professionals alike. Membership dues are $36 annually.

Society for Calligraphy, Southern California 01/10
PO Box 64174
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Society for Calligraphy, Southern California, is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines. It also encourages the exchange of ideas through speakers, program meetings, workshops, its journal and bulletin, the annual retreat and regional groups.


Colorado Calligraphers' Guild 09/08
P. O. Box 102672
Denver, CO 80250-2672
The Colorado Calligraphers' Guild publishes a newsletter and sponsors 3-4 major workshops per year in the Denver Metropolitan area as well as programs throughout the year. The guild holds an annual non-juried exhibition at a local university. Dues of $30 per year are paid May 1.


Creative Arts Workshop
A nonprofit regional center for education in the visual arts that has served the Greater New Haven area since 1961. Has classes and workshops in bookbinding and artists books.
80 Audubon Street New Haven, Connecticut 06510. Phone 203.562.4927.

Calligraphy in Connecticut


See Pennsylvania for Philadelphia Calligraphers Guild


Coastal Calligraphers (Sarasota, FL) 08/08

Florida Gulf Coast Society of Scribes (Tampa/St Pete, FL) 08/08

Gulfcoast Calligraphy Guild (Pensacola, FL) 08/08

Scribes of Central Florida 08/08
Organized in January 1984 and based in Orlando, Florida, our members include beginners, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Our meetings and workshops promote the study and practice of calligraphy, as well as an interest in many related arts such as bookmaking, embossing, paste paper, collage, rubber stamps, papermaking, watercolor, origami, marbling, and many more. Membership is open to all, regardless of skill level. Monthly meetings (1st Sunday, September thru October, are social as well as informative. Programs include speakers, demonstrations, idea exchanges or exhibits. Major workshops 3x yearly bring in calligraphers/artists from all over the world. Smaller workshops and some free mini-workshops for members quite frequent. Newsletters published quarterly. Come see what we’re all about!
For more information about upcoming workshops, please see JNB's Upcoming Events

South Florida Calligraphy Guild (Miami,FL) 08/08


Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet 08/07
P.O. Box 682, Decatur, GA 30031
Atlanta, GA (downtown) 60+ member guild. Monthly program meetings (2nd Monday) 1 & 2 day weekend workshops. Quarterly newsletter, plus email reminders.


Masscribes, Inc. 08/07
PO box 67132, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. 617-227-0772
Boston area. Founded in 1986, and with a membership of approximately 150, Masscribes is a growing organization of people who have a common interest in calligraphy and related arts. We welcome anyone at any level of ability or curiosity to join this informal, open group. Our goal is to provide a forum for artists and art lovers to get together socially, as well as offering education and information. We sponsor workshops, exhibits and publish our newsletter 3 times a year.


See also New York for Society of Scribes (NYC) and Pennsylvania for Philadelphia Calligraphers Guild


Michigan Association of Calligraphers 08/07


Escribiente 10/09
Calligraphy Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Escribiente is open to anyone interested in the fine art of beautiful lettering. Meetings held the 1st Wednesday of each month.

LIBROS: New Mexico Book Arts Guild 10/09
Organized in 2000, the group meets the lst Sunday of the month, September through May. Monthly programs on all aspects of the Book Arts including bookbinding, artists' books, illustrated journals, paste paper, marbling, collage and altered books. Hands-on learning programs are emphasized. A quarterly newsletter is published and an annual exhibit is held at the Albuquerque Main Library. Membership is open to all, regardless of skill level and visitors are welcome.


Genesee Valley Calligraphy Guild 08/07
Rochester, NY
We are a learning guild with members at all levels sharing a love of handwritten letters. Ten monthly meetings (no January or July meetings) each year feature instructional presentations covering a variety of topics. Weekend workshops and an annual exhibition of members' work. Dues include monthly newsletter Jots & Tittles.

Society of Scribes 12/08
New York City
P.O. Box 933
New York, NY 10150
Telephone: (212) 452-0139 : Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm

Founded in 1974, we sponsor weekend classes and workshops, with lectures and an annual members' exhibition. We publish a semi-annual class bulletin/newsletter as well as the acclaimed Letters from New York, edited and designed by Christopher Calderhead. Please check our website for announcements. for newsletter for general information to learn about joining for classes and workshops


Calligraphy Centre / Cheerio Calligraphy Workshops 09/08
One day, Weekend and Week-long workshops.

Carolina Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) 09/08
The statewide calligraphy guild.

The CLAS website has contact info for these two additional local groups:
Asheville, NC area: Mountain Scribes – an informal group with monthly programs.
Wilmington / Southport, NC area: Coastal Calligraphy Collective – an informal group with monthly programs.

The Triangle Calligraphers' Guild 09/08
Est. in 1979. Members from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and throughout eastern North Carolina. Sat meetings (10-1) of show and tell and instruction covering calligraphy, illumination and bookbinding, Sept/Oct/Nov/Feb/Mar in Cary. Visitors are welcomed at meetings. See website for more info and for additional programs or contact Contact Dara Linn, President, at 919-387-1094.


Valley Calligraphy Guild 08/07
Eugene, Oregon
The large web site contains meeting information, workshop schedule, guild history, samples from the last 5 years of calligraphy shows, etc. The VCG publishes three newsletters per year. Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday. Visitors are always welcome.


Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society 08/07
Established in 1976, 6-8 workshops each year. Quarterly newsletter: Scripta. Annual and Juried Exhibits. Well stocked library for members. Membership from Philadelphia area, including Delaware and New Jersey.


The Nashville Calligraphers Guild 08/07

The Memphis Calligraphy Guild 01/10


Capital City Scribes 08/07
Austin. Founded in 1983. 100+ members. Monthly newsletter (9 issues). Lettering & book arts weekend & mini workshops lettering and bookarts. Monthly 2-hour new members instructional sessions for beginners on tools, techniques, hands and calligraphic lingo.

San Antonio Calligraphers'Guild 08/07
100+ members. monthly newsletter June-Sept. The SACG has many activities during the year: Mini Workshops - 2 hour workshop, once a month; Major Workshops - 2 to 5 days, 3 to 5 times a year; Saturday Specials - 6 hour workshops/play days, 3 to 4 times a year; Pot Luck Dinners - The Holiday Dinner in December & June Dinner (installations of officers); and Spring Show & Exhibit.