Find Your Writers Group

Browse our listing, organized by Florida county. Some out-of-state meetings available.

Meeting dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our groups are meeting online. Once you’ve located a group in your area, contact the Writers Group Leader for current information.

Want to start a writers group in your area? Contact us for assistance.

Bay County

Panama City Chapter
  • Michael Brim, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critiques, discussions, readings, speakers
  • Meets last Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Bay County Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City FL 32401

Brevard County

Next Door Writers Critique Group
Space Coast Fiction Writers
Suntree Viera Writing
  • Linda Wright, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: speaker, craft, critique
  • Meets fourth Wednesday of the month, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Suntree Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Melbourne, FL 32940

Charlotte County

Peace River Writers
  • Douglas Houck, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: discussion, sharing work, support
  • Meets first Saturday of the month  9:00 AM
  • IHOP Restaurant, 1501 South Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda FL 33950

Clay County

Clay County Writers
  • Paula Hilton, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: speakers
  • Meets third Wednesday of the month, 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Orange Park Public Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue, Orange Park FL 32073
Clay County Writers Critique Group
  • Melissa Kosciuszko, Critique Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second & fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM
  • Panera Bread, 1510 County Road 220, Orange Park FL 32003

Collier County

Marco Island Writers, Inc.

Duval County

First Coast Christian Writers Group
  • Lynn Rix, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets third Thursday of the month (except holidays),  7:00 PM
  • Maranatha Church, 7550 Collins Rd., Jacksonville FL 32244
River City Writers
  • Linda Feist, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, speakers
  • Meets second Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl 32256
Townie Critics
  • Krys Fenner, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets third Sunday of the month, 1:00 PM via Skype

Gadsen County

Havana Writers
  • Laura Cogdill, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, speakers
  • Fourth Monday of the month, 6:30 PM
  • Hazel Baker Community Center, 128 7th Ave., Havana FL 32333

Highland County

Avon Park Wordsmiths
  • Suzanna Crean, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets first Friday in February, April, June, August, October & December, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Avenue, Avon Park FL 33825
Writers Roundtable
  • Suzanna Crean, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: discussion/presentation/ education
  • Meets every Friday, except the first Friday in February, April, June, August, October & December,  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Avenue, Avon Park FL 33825

Hillsborough County

Brandon Writers Critique Group
  • Carey Winters, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets first & third Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Contact the Writers Group Leader for the meeting location
Carrollwood Writers Group
  • John Chaplck, 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
Tarpon Springs Fiction Writers
  • David C. Edmonds, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: read and round-table critique
  • Meets every Wednesday except holidays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
The Sounding Board
RSVP to Writers Group Leader required for each meeting
Electronic submissions for critique are due to the Writers Group Leader the Sunday before each meeting
Please limit your piece to be critiques to 2,500 words. You are welcome to submit a longer piece.
Please be prepared to critique at the meeting

Indian River County

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), 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Lady Lake Public Library, 225 West Guava Street, Lady Lake FL 32159 (main building, reference area study room)

Leon County

Tallahassee Writers Association
  • Pat Stanford, President
  • Agenda: speakers, workshops, critique groups, support
  • Meets second Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Marzuq Shriners Temple, 1805 N Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303

Levy County

Yankeetown Critique Group

Manatee County

Bradenton Writers Group
  • David Pearce, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets first & third Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM and first & third Saturday, 4:00 PM
  • Village Voices, 1010 10 Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205

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

Maitland Writers
  • Ken Pelham, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: discussions, speakers
  • Meets second Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Avenue S, Maitland FL 32751
Orlando Area Writers

Palm Beach County

Open Read Night @ Delray Beach
  • Cathi Hill, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: Read original works (10-15 minutes), or just come to listen and discuss
  • Seasonal. Second Thursday of the month 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • The Crest Theater at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach FL 33444
Wellington Writers Critique Group

Pasco County

East Pasco Writers Forum

Pinellas County

Hometown Writers of Dunedin
St. Petersburg Writers
Tampa Bay Veterans Writers Group
      • Hope N. Griffin, Writers Group Leader
      • Military veterans, active duty service members, spouses, and caregivers
      • Agenda: critique, speaker
      • More info…

Polk County

Lakeland Writers

Sarasota County

Sarasota Writers Group
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - General Meeting
      • Gloria Arthur, Writers Group Leader
      • Agenda: business meeting followed by workshop or presentation
      • First Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM – Noon
      • Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood FL 34223
      • 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
      • Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood FL 34223
      • For more information visit website or email
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - Poetry Pod
      • Gloria Arthur, Writers Group Leader
      • Agenda: sharing, discussions
      • Second Friday of the month, 10:30 AM – Noon
      • Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Rd., Englewood FL 34223
      • For more information visit website or email
Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. - Reading Workshop
      • Gloria Arthur, Writers Group Leader
      • Each person has 5-minutes to read either 2 poems or a maximum of 1,000 words from a prose work. Please consider bringing 15-20 copies for others to follow along and write comments.
      • Third Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood FL 34223
      • For more information visit website or email

Seminole County

Seminole County Writers: A Short Story Critique Group
      • Joan Levy & Beda Kantarjian, Writers Group Leaders
      • Agenda: critique
      • Meets first Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
      • Oakmonte Village Lake Mary, 1001 Royal Gardens Circle, Cordova Building, First Floor, Lake Mary, FL 32746
A Novel Group of Writers
      • Mark McWaters & John Hope, Writers Group Leaders
      • Agenda:  critique, discussion
      • Meets fourth Monday of the month, 6:00 PM
      • Cork & Olive, 1061 South Sun Drive #1009, Lake Mary FL 32746
Seminole County Novel Writers Group
      • Mark McWaters & John Hope, Writers Group Leaders
      • Agenda: critique
      • Meets second Wednesday of the month,  6:00 – 8:00 PM
      • Cork & Olive, 1061 South Sun Drive #1009, Lake Mary FL 32746

St. Johns County

Ponte Vedra Writers
Ancient City Writers

St. Lucie County

Treasure Coast Writers

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 Fiction Writers
      • Veronica Hart & Christine Holmes, Writers Group Leaders
      • Agenda: critique, discussions
      • Meets online at 7:00 PM every Tuesday
      • Contact [email protected] for your invitation to participate on Google Meet
Daytona Area Writers
      • Veronica Hart & Robin Mimna Peroldo, Writers Group Leaders
      • Agenda: critique, discussions, writing exercises, critiques
      • Meets online at noon the first and third Saturdays of the month
      • Contact [email protected] for your invitation to participate on Google Meet
Port Orange Scribes
      • Ben Collins & Peggy Lambert,  Writers Group Leaders
      • Agenda: critique, discussions, speakers
      • Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 6:00 PM
      • Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange FL 32127
Villa Writers
      • Melody Dimick, Writers Group Leader
      • Agenda: critique, speakers
      • Second & fourth Thursday of the month, 10 AM
      • Not accepting new members

Out of State

Reno Writing Clinic
      • Eugene Orlando & Dodie Orlando, Writers Group Leaders Writers Group Co-Leader
      • Agenda: presentations, writing exercises, critique
      • Meets Mondays, 3:00PM to 5:00 PM and again 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      • Aroma Club Cafe, Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia Street, Reno NV 89502

Online

    • Kristen Stieffel, Writers Group Leader
    • Agenda: critique
    • Meets continually
    • Google Group moderated by the group leader includes only FWAY members