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? 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
  • 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)
Space Coast Writers’ Guild

Citrus County

Citrus Writers
  • Judy Bozeman, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: judyorbill [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Agenda: Discussion, speakers, workshops, marketing, and critique
  • Meets second Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM
  • Location: Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34434

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
  • 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

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)

Levy County

Yankeetown Critique Group

Manatee County

Manatee Writers
  • Suzy Hart, Writers Group Leaders
  • Contact: manateewriters [at] gmail.com
  • Agenda: Critique
  • Meets Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, online and/or in-person based on availability and distancing needs.
  • For current meeting info, check the website or the Manatee Writers Facebook group.
  • Heritage Village West Library, 4100 66th Street Circle W., Bradenton FL 34209
  • Website

Marion County

Freedom Writers Group

Nassau County

Amelia Island Writers
  • Marla McDaniel, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact: divinemissmm [at] yahoo [at] com
  • Agenda: discussion, critique, speaker
  • Meets the last Tuesday of the month, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Story and Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Ave., Fernandina Beach FL 32034

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 
  • Contact: pelmk [at] hotmail.com
  • 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 Writers
  • Andrew (AJ) Robinson
  • Contact: drwhoar [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Agenda: speakers
  • Meets third Tuesday of the month, 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
  • Winter Park Library, 1052 West Morse Blvd., Winter Park FL 32789
  • Website

Palm Beach County

Writers Colony Open Reading
  • 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 second Thursday of the month 6:30 PM - 8:30 P<
  • Boynton Beach Arts and Cultural Center, 125 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Polk County

Lakeland Writers

Winter Haven Writers

  • Ellen Holder, Writers Group Leader
  • Contact ellen.holder [at] verizon [dot] net
  • Agenda: Discussions, writing prompts, presentations, critiques
  • Meets second and fourth Thursday,  12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Winter Haven Library conference room, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

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 Fiction Writers
  • Veronica H Hart & Robin Minma, Writers Group Leaders
  • Contact vhhart [at] gmail [dot] com or robinperoldo [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Agenda: critique, discussions
  • Meets every Tuesday at 7:00 PM
  • Panera Bread, 1310 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach FL 32174
Daytona Area Writers
  • Veronica H Hart & Chris Holmes, Writers Group Leaders
  • Contact vhhart [at] gmail [dot] com or cholmes [at] cfl [dot] rr [dot] com
  • 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