Fiction Among Friends was created to create opportunities for writers, through learning and publicity and networking  activities. Fiction Among Friends organizes workshops in the town of Thurman, NY and at Willows Bistro, Warrensburg, NY. Each summer is highlighted by the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat with Irene Sherlock in the Lake George region of NY, and The St. George Island Writers' Retreat for Women with Adrian Fogelin is held off the Florida Panhandle each fall. At the retreats writers savor blocks of writing time, workshops, feedback sessions and private consultations with the writer in residence. They are buoyed up by the camaraderie and support of other writers. Willows Bistro co hosts the Second Thursday Readings by regional writers and provides networking opportunities for them.