Looking for a writers group where you can participate in critiques, learn more about the craft or business of writing, and find encouragement? Browse our listing below, and find the support and community you need in one of the many Florida Writers Association writers groups across our state.

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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.

Avon Park

Avon Park Wordsmiths

Boynton Beach

Boynton Writers Critique Group

Bradenton

Bradenton Writers Group
  • Dona Lee Gould, 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

Brandon

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.

Celebration

Celebration Writers Group

Cocoa

Space Coast Fiction Writers

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach Writers

Deland

Victoria Volusia Café Writers
  • Melody Dimick, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, speakers
  • Meets first Tuesday of the month, 10:30 AM
  • Village Café in Victoria Commons, 1431 Orange Camp Road, Deland FL 32724

Englewood

Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc.
Suncoast Writers Guild Long Writers Group
Name:  Suncoast Writers Guild Poetry Pod

Fernandina Beach

Writers by the Sea

Hallandale Beach

Gulfstream Writers

Havana

Havana Writers

Jacksonville

First Coast Christian Writers Group
River City Writers
Serivilous Panerians
  • Cheri L. Roman, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 PM
  • Panera Bread, 4720 Town Crossing Drive, Jacksonville FL 32246
Townie Critics
  • Krys Fenner, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets every other Sunday at 1:00 PM
  • Panera Bread, St. Johns Town Center, 4720 Town Crossing Dr., Jacksonville FL 32246

Kissimmee

One Word at a Time

Lady Lake

Lady Lake Writers
  • Mary Lois Sanders, 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)

Lakeland

Lakeland Writers

Lake Mary

Seminole County Writers Group
  • Joan Levy & Beda Kantarjian, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets first Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Cork & Olive, 1061 South Sun Drive #1009,  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

Lake Placid

The Ridge Writers

Lithia

Creative Writers Critique Group
  • Wendy Keppley, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets  every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Contact Writers Group Leader for meeting location

Maitland

Maitland Writers

Mount Dora

Authors Roundtable of Mount Dora
  • Kate Maier, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, sharing, discussion, speakers
  • Meets second and fourth Friday of the month in Mt. Dora FL
  • Contact the Writers Group Leader for more information
Poets Critique Group
  • Mary Flynn, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, workshop
  • Meets every Thursday, 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Mount Dora Library, Study Room, 1995 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora FL 32757

Ocala

Freedom Writers Group

Oldsmar

Oldsmar Critique Group
  • Molli Nickell, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critiques (limited to 10 active members)
    Auditors in “listen-only” mode are welcome
  • Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM  starting 6/15/15
  • Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Dr. East, Oldsmar FL 34677

Orange Park

Clay County Writers
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

Orlando/Winter Park

Orlando Area Writers

Oxford

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

Palm Bay

Palm Bay Writers
  • Jennifer Howell & Gary Howell, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: speakers, critiques, workshops
  • Second Saturday of the month, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • DeGroodt Library, 6475 Minton Road SE, Palm Bay FL 32908

Palm City

Palm City Word Weavers
  • Kathy Spalding, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second Thursdays of each month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (Second Floor, Room 202), 2655 SW Immanuel Dr., Palm City FL 34990 ((near Mapp Road on Martin Downs Blvd.)

Panama CIty

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

Pembroke Pines

Quills in the Glades
  • Bitten Twice, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critiques
  • Meets first Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14572 SW 5th St., Suite 10140, Pembroke Pines FL 33027

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Writers

Port Orange

Port Orange Scribes
  • Peggy Lambert, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, discussions, speakers
  • Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange FL 32127
POSSE (Port Orange Scribes Second Edition)
  • Bill Collins, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: Critique
  • Meets meets first and third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange FL 32127

Port St. Lucie

Treasure Coast Writers Group

Punta Gorda

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

Sarasota

Sarasota Writers Group

Sebring

Sebring Scribblers & Scribes
  • Barbara Beswick, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: discussions, speakers
  • Meets first Wednesday of the month; dinner, 6:00 PM; meeting, 7:00 PM
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 2940 US Highway 27′ N Sebring FL 33870
The Hearland Author Mix

St. Augustine

Ancient City Writers

St. Cloud/Melbourne

St. Cloud/Melbourne Writers

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Writers
Speculative Inklings
  • Cate Bronson, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique, science fiction & fantasy
  • Participation is weekly. (Writer submissions are due bi-weekly, on Mondays, with critiques due back on the alternating Mondays)
  • Online
  • Presently closed to new members. FWA membership is a group requirement.

Sunrise

Dan Pearl Sunrise Writers
  • Bradette Michel, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: critiques, discussion, speakers
  • Meets first Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Dan Pearl Library, 10500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise FL 33351

Tampa

New Tampa/Wesley Chapel Writers
  • Karen McBride & Leslie Touchton, Writers Group Leaders
  • Agenda: discussions, speakers
  • Meets first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • New Tampa Regional Public Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa FL 33647
  • More Information
Tampa Writers
  • Larry Kokko, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second and fourth Monday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Agenda: discussions, speakers
  • Meets third Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 11802 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa FL 33618

Tarpon Springs

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

Tarpon Springs/North Pinellas

Dedicated Readers and Writers of Women’s Mainstream, Christian Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, Young Adult and Literary Fiction
  • Marylou Hess, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: distribute 25-50 pages in advance, read/critique at home, meet to discuss critiques
  • Currently meets the third Tuesday, 9:30 AM to Noon. This is open.
    Panera Bread, 40968 US Hwy 19 N., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689   (727) 722-9014
    South side of Tarpon Avenue, at Walmart light. In shopping Center with Publix.

Valrico

Creative Writers Critique Group
  • Wendy Keppley, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Contact Group Leader for meeting location

Vero Beach

Writers Window Pane
Vero Beach Writers Circle
  • Valeria Wenderoth, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets second Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, September – May
  • Emerson Center, 1590, 27th Ave, Vero Beach FL 32960

Wellington

Wellington Writers Critique Group
  • JJ Falcon, Writers Group Leader
  • Agenda: critique
  • Meets first Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Wellington Library, 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington FL 33414

Yankeetown

Yankeetown Critique Group

Nevada

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

Boynton Beach

West Boynton Teen Writers Group

Plantation

Fig Tree Writers (Tween and Teen Writers)

Online

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

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