Find Your Writers Group

  • Browse our listing, organized by Florida county.
  • Meeting dates and times are subject to change without notice.
  • Once you’ve located a group in your area, contact the Writers Group Leader for current information. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our groups are meeting online. 
  • Want to start a writers group in your area or have other questions? [email protected]

Online

Scribophile Online Writers Group

David Pearce, Writers Group Leader
For those interested in all forms of critique or discussion.
Venue: https://www.scribophile.com/
Meetings: Continuous/Online
For more information, visit the Scribophile website. Create a user name and password. Visit the home page of David Pearce. Ask for an invitation to join the Florida Writers Association discussion group.

Brevard County

Next Door Writers Critique Group
  • Laurance Davis, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact group leader to join the group: ldavis1340 [at] aol.com
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets each Friday via Skype, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Space Coast Fiction Writers
  • M.J. Carlson, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets every Thursday (except holidays), 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Meetings are currently virtual at jitsi.org (please contact M.J. by email for the specific address)

Citrus County

Citrus Writers of Florida
  • Paula J. Braley, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: Discussion, speakers, workshops, marketing, and critique
  • Meets second Wedneday of the month, 11:00 AM
  • Location: Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34434
Withlacooche Area Writers Association (WAWA)

Clay County

Clay County Writers

Duval County

River City Writers

Highland County

Avon Park Wordsmiths
  • Suzanna Crean, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets every Friday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Avenue, Avon Park FL 33825
  • For more info, contact: vixendor [at] embarqmail.com

Hillsborough County

Brandon Writers Critique Group
  • Ricky Keck, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: dglvrs [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets every other Thursday via Zoom. 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Contact the Writers Group Leader for the meeting location
Carrollwood Writers Group
  • John Chaplick, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: Critique; discuss publishing & marketing ideas; and support for all writers.
  • Meets second & fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Carrollwood Barnes and Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
The Sounding Board
  • Susan Breakiron-Lowe, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique and share
  • Meets first and third Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Online using Microsoft Teams
Submissions are due the Friday electronically to all active members before the next meeting.  
Critiques need to be sent back to the author electronically. 

Indian River County

Vero Beach Writer's Circle
  • Arthur M. Doweyko, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second Saturday of the month 10:00 to 12:00 PM
  • Emerson Center (second floor), 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Writers Window Pane

Lake County

Lady Lake Writers
  • Chris Malinger, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, discussions, workshops
  • Meets second & fourth Thursday of the month (except holidays), 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Lady Lake Public Library, 225 West Guava Street, Lady Lake FL 32159 (main building, reference area study room)
Mount Dora Poets

Lee County

Carefree Writers' Circle
  • Becky Bohan, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: Read and critique
  • Meets First, third, and fifth Wednesday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Resort on Carefree Boulevard, North Fort Myers, FL

NOTE: Due to facility rules, group membership is limited to residents of the Resort on Carefree Boulevard only.

Manatee County

Manatee Writers
  • Group Leaders: Barb Busenbark / Wil Clapper / Bart Huitema
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: Critique
  • Meets every Wednesday at 6:30 PM online, and in-person in Bradenton based on availability.
    Contact us or join the Manatee Writers Facebook group or Scribophile for current meeting information.
  • Website

Marion County

Freedom Writers Group

Nassau County

Amelia Island Writers

Okaloosa County

Emerald Coast Writers
  • Jim Faris, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Shalimar Library, 115 Richbourg Ave, Shalimar, FL 32579

Orange County

Orlando/Maitland Writers

Palm Beach County

Open Read for Writers
  • Catherina Hill, Moderator
  • Agenda: Writers share original works. All levels, all genres. Not a critique group.
  • Reading not required to attend. Free to all.
  • Meets the third Thursday of the month 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444

Polk County

Haines City / Davenport KidLit Writers
  • Lynne Marie, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: critique, instruction, speakers, writing challenges
  • Meets fourth Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Zoom (until we get a few people and find a common meeting place)
Lakeland Writers
Mulberry Writers Group
  • Laura Holton, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected] 
  • Agenda: writing prompts, readings, discussions
  • Meets the second Monday of the month, 10:00 AM
  • Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St, Mulberry, FL 33860
Winter Haven Writers

Sarasota County

Sarasota Writers Group
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - General Meeting
  • William Platt,  President
  • Agenda: business meeting followed by a presentation by an industry expert
  • First Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Meets online via Zoom
  • Visitors are welcome; we'll send you a link
  • For more information visit website or email
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - Long Writers
  • Gloria Arthur, Writers Group Leader
  • For those interested in publication of longer works (>25,000 words)
  • Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM – Noon
  • Meets online via Zoom
  • For more information visit website or email
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - Poetry Pod
  • Ann Favreau, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: sharing, discussions
  • Second & fourth Friday of the month, 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Meets online via Zoom
  • For more information visit website or email
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - Reading Workshop
  • William Platt, Writers Group Leader
  • Each person has 5 minutes to read either 2 poems or a maximum of 1,000 words from a prose work
  • Third Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM – Noon
  • Meets online via Zoom
  • Visitors are welcome; we'll send you a link
  • For more information visit website or email

Seminole County

A Novel Group of Writers
  • Henry James Kaye, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: Critique and discussion
  • Meets third Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM
  • Panera Bread, 864 South Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746
Seminole County Writers: A Short Story Critique Group
  • Joan Levy & Beda Kantarjian, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets first Tuesday of the month, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Lake Mary FL
  • Email for more information.

St. Johns County

Ponte Vedra Writers
Ancient City Writers

St. Lucie County

Treasure Coast Writers
  • R.Todd Henrichs, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, discussions, speakers
  • Meets first and third Thursdays of the month, 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
  • Meeting online

Sumter County

Oxford Writers
  • Chris Coward, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critiques, workshops four times a year
  • Meets first Wednesday and third Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Oxford Community Building, 4027 County Rd., 106 (Main Street), Oxford FL 34484
Writers League of the Villages

NOTE: Due to facility rules, membership is limited to Villages residents. Guests must contact the group leader in advance.

Writers 4 Kids
  • Mark H. Newhouse, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: Help writers who want to write for children, pre-K to young adult
  • Meets Fridays, 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Hibiscus Recreation Center, Bailey Trail, The Villages, FL 32162

NOTE: Due to facility rules, membership is limited to Villages residents. Guests must contact the group leader in advance.

Volusia County

Daytona Area Writers
  • Chris Holmes, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Agenda: critique, discussions, writing exercises
  • Meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at noon
  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, City Island, 105 Jackie Robinson Parkway, Daytona Beach, FL 32114