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? Contact us for assistance.

Bay County

Panama City Chapter
  • John Fuller, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critiques, discussions, readings, speakers
  • Meets last Wednesday of the month 
  • Gulf Coast State College Cafeteria

Brevard County

Next Door Writers Critique Group
  • Laurance Davis, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets each Friday via Skype, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Contact group leader to join the group
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)
Suntree Viera Writing
  • Linda Wright, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: speaker, craft, critique
  • Meets fourth Wednesday of the month, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Meets online via Google meet

Clay County

Clay County Writers

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

Highland County

Avon Park Wordsmiths

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 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

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
  • We encourage everyone who attends in-person to be vaccinated. Masks are optional but recommended for everyone, whether or not vaccinated. ZOOM participation is available to all members.
  • Heritage Village West clubhouse, 4100 66th Street Circle W., Bradenton, FL 34209

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

Pinellas County

Hometown Writers of Dunedin
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

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 Fiction Writers
  • Veronica H Hart & Robin Minma, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: critique, discussions
  • Meets online at 7:00 PM every Tuesday
  • Contact vhhart [at] gmail.com for your invitation to participate on Google Meet
Daytona Area Writers
  • Veronica H Hart & Chris Holmes, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: critique, discussions, writing exercises, critiques
  • Meets online at noon the first and third Saturdays of the month
  • Contact vhhart [at] gmail.com for your invitation to participate on Google Meet
Port Orange Scribes
  • 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 32717