North Florida Writing Groups

Although writing is considered a solitary occupation we all need help from time to time and being able to discuss our writing with our peers helps us keep connected to the everyday human existence. Joining a writing group in your preferred genre can also give you help with marketing your books, editing tips and possibly even get an agent if that is the way you want to go. Personally, I like the Self-Publishing route but to each his/her own. Below is a listing of all of the writing groups we could find in the North Florida area. We include their website, meeting times, costs to join (if any), etc. If we haven’t listed your writing group please use our CONTACT US form and let us know and we will add them to the list. The writing groups are listed by county and for our State Writer Organizations and National Writers Associations we have listed on other pages.

BAKER COUNTY

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BRADFORD COUNTY

bradfordcolibraryBradford County Writers Group Bi-Weekly Meeting
Bradford County Library
456 W Pratt St
Starke, FL 32091
(904) 368-3911

Every Other Monday 10am-11am (next one is Sept 26, 2016)
Amateur and professional writers are invited to join author Jack Pyle at 10:00 am on Monday, September 26 for a writers’ meetup. Writers meet every two weeks to discuss, edit, critique, and encourage. Whether you are working on a book, blogging on the internet, or writing as a hobby, these review sessions will be beneficial. Walk-ins are welcome.
http://www.newriverlibrary.org/events/writers-group-for-adults-3/

CLAY COUNTY

Clay County Writers a FWA Affiliate Group

Maureen Jung, Writers Group Leader mjung@wordspringconsulting.com
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
https://claycountywriters.wordpress.com/ not been updated since July 2013

Clay County Writers Critique Group a FWA Affiliate Group

Melissa Kosciuszko, Critique Leader melissa@booksbymsk.com
Agenda: critique
Meets second & fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM
Panera Bread, 1510 County Road 220, Orange Park FL 32003
http://booksbymsk.com/?page_id=90 It’s just a webpage on the Critique Leader’s own author website.

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Still compiling information

DUVAL COUNTY

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of Jacksonville, Florida
sffjaxgroupThey are an extremely active group and have a website with information on the MeetUp.com area at: http://www.meetup.com/SFFJAX/ You can join MeetUP for free and asked to be included in the group to receive email updates on the latest meetings. They schedule regular monthly meetings and everyone is encouraged to bring a sample of what they are currently writing on.

Monthly Meeting Places

Southeast Branch Library 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32256
or
Beaches Regional Library 600 3rd Street Neptune Beach, FL 32266

It looks like they have added a small Critique Group Meeting in home in Riverside or at Panera’s Bread on Beach and Hodges you can get more information on both by joining the MEETUP page or Facebook Group Page.

https://sffjaxwritersgroup.com/ but that hasn’t been updated since 2013. 🙁
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/338585926228467/ that seems to be updated pretty regularly. You have to get permission to join as it is a closed group.

strong>First Coast Romance Writers

The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.

FCRW holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the West Regional Branch of the Duval County Library located at 1425 Chaffee Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32221-1119 (904) 693-1448 unless otherwise posted.

You must be a member of Romance Writers of America® to join FCRW.
FCRW membership costs $30.00 per year from June 1st to May 31st. New members who join after December 31st pay $15 for January 1st to May 31st.
http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/

Ancient City Romance Authors

Chapter meetings are held on the fourth (4th) Saturday of each month from 12:30 – 4:00 PM.
ACRA’s “official” meeting location is the
Southeast Regional Library, Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville FL. Phone 904-996-0325.
ACRA does not meet in November and December.
Must be a member of the National Romance Writers Association to Join
Membership is $24/year, prorated at $2 a month. So if you join in February, your membership would be $22.
http://www.acrarwa.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ancientcityromanceauthors/?fref=ts

Serivilous Panerians at FWA Sponsored Affiliate

Cheri L. Roman, Writers Group Leader cherileigh9@me.com
Agenda: critique
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 PM
Panera Bread, 4720 Town Crossing Drive, Jacksonville FL 32246
No website, facebook page or Twitter to follow

River City Writers a FWA Affiliate Group

Gregg Golson & Melissa Kosciuszko, Writers Group Leaders gtgolson@comcast.net
Agenda: speakers
Meets second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Southeast Branch Public Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville FL 32256
http://rivercitywriters.blogspot.com/ not updated since May 2015

First Coast Christian Writers Group a FWA Affiliate Group

Lynn Rix, Writers Group Leader firstcoastfictionwriters@yahoo.com
Agenda: critique
Meets every Thursday (except holidays), 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville FL 32210

The First Coast Christian Writers, an FWA affiliate, has changed its meeting place. They now meet at the Oakleaf Christian Fellowship at 6195-7 Lake Gray Blvd., Jacksonville 32244. The meeting schedule remains weekly, each Thursday at 6:45 p.m.
http://firstcoastchristianwriters.blogspot.com/ last updated June 2016

Florida Chapter: Florida Sisters in Crime

President: Susan Kiernan-Lewis Email: suekier27@me.com
Membership: Janet Kuchler Email: jankuchler@aol.com
Main Focus: Speakers
Meetings are held monthly at Southeast Regional Branch Jacksonville Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Dues are $20/yr if you download app and mail it or bring it to a meeting
Dues via Paypal are $22/yr. (Includes Paypal processing fee.)

Web site: https://floridasistersincrime.wordpress.com/

HAMILTON COUNTY

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY

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NASSAU COUNTY

Writers by the Sea at FWA Affiliate Group

Nadine Vaughan.Williams, Writers Group Leaders nvaughanwilliams@gmail.com
Agenda: speaker
Meets the third Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM
Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WritersByTheSea.Amelia/

ST JOHNS COUNTY

Ancient City Romance Authors

Chapter meetings are held on the fourth (4th) Saturday of each month from 12:30 – 4:00 PM.
ACRA’s “official” meeting location is the
Southeast Regional Library, Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville FL. Phone 904-996-0325.
ACRA does not meet in November and December.
Must be a member of the National Romance Writers Association to Join
Membership is $24/year, prorated at $2 a month. So if you join in February, your membership would be $22.
http://www.acrarwa.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ancientcityromanceauthors/?fref=ts

Ancient City Writers a FWA Affiliate Group

Judy Weber and Diane Ell, Writers Group Leaders JudyMikeW@aol.com
Agenda: discussions, speakers
Meets third Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM except February and October
St. John’s County Public Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine FL 32084
http://fwaacc.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AncientCityWriters/?fref=ts

Ponte Vedra Writers a FWA Affiliate Group

Vic DiGenti, Writers Group Leader
Agenda: speakers
Meets fourth Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM
Ponte Vedra Beach Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32802
More Information at http://fwapontevedra.blogspot.com/

SUWANNEE COUNTY

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UNION COUNTY

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LAST UPDATED 09/21/2016