scribblerslogofinalScandinavian Scribblers gather monthly at Llanfair Retirement Community in College Hill on the second Monday of the month. The group has been together since 1999, and is very welcoming to new participants. Members write outside the meetings and come together to share their work with a friendly, supportive, non-critical group. Topics for writing are suggested before each meeting, but “Writer’s Choice” is always on the agenda. This is not a class, and writings are not analyzed or critiqued. Many of the writers focus on “life writing” and/or Scandinavian roots, but writers from all backgounds and in various genres are welcome, including poets and fiction writers. We do have a lot of fun!

Come as a visitor to find out more about this group experience. We begin with an early luncheon at 11 a.m. and then gather in Llanfair’s “Pub” for coffee and reading of what we have written.

Get in touch with the group by email to Coordinator Susanne Bjorner ( or by phone at 513-317-1086. Or leave a message on the Scandinavian Society Facebook page.

History and Logo

The name “Scandinavian Scribblers” was suggested by Richard Hulswit and chosen by the group in 2001. At that time member Bente Hulswit developed a logo that was approved by the group. Bente, now deceased, described the logo:

“The logo represents the five Scandinavian countries. The five geese are part of the Scandinavian Society logo and are symbolic of the countries. The “scribbles” represent the stories and the much beloved waters with sounds and fjords. The little heart in the corner is a much used Scandinavian symbol for Love.”

Do you think you might like to scribble with us? Take a look at some of the previous writing of various members, and come for a visit!

Member Scribbles