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If you belong to a writers group or are starting one, and want to place notices here, or want us to hot link to your site, please contact us. Your ideas and feedback are welcome.

Alameda Writers Group supports, educates, and develops over 150 current members. They hold large meetings and also meetings for Special Interest Groups.

Altadena Writers Group meets on Tuesday nights. Call Rino at 323-276-8984.

Absolute Write – Monthly meetings, critique groups, mini-workshops, plus a “We Get Published” group.  For information, contact RW Brunson at 801-737-3895 or rw.brunson@comcast.net.

Aspiring Writers Group This is a brand new online writing group where aspiring writers can come to meet other writes, find tips to combat writers block, get feedback on their work, read or post a book review, and more.

Central Valley Writer's Workshop hosts weekly critique sessions designed to educate and help fellow writers polish their skills. Contact Glenna Jarvis at Glenna@glennajarvis.com.

Hollywood - The Writer's Asylum is a group of experienced writers who meet in the afternoon every weekend in North Hollywood to review, bring to life, and offer feedback on one another's projects.  We have been going strong for over 6 years, and are looking for a few more experienced writers to add to our core group.  Please contact Joe Rourke.

Inked Voices is a place for writing groups to meet and critique online. We help online groups run smoothly and collaboratively with pages for discussions and critique, notifications and a built-in workshop model. All groups are private and invitation-based. We also help writers who are looking for a group find the right match of genre, experience and pace. We regularly host lectures and events on the craft of writing. Contact us with any questions through our homepage.

International Interactive Communications Society, P. O. Box 6211, Malibu, CA 90264. An organization for people in multimedia and interactive technology.

The International Women's Writing Guild's Austin, TX chapter is now forming a monthly writing group...  Open to all genres and no portfolio is required, however dedication and persistence are!  For people interested in attending, please contact IWWG Austin Regional Rep. Michelle E. Sheetz by sending e-mails to mdsheetz@yahoo.com.   Please include Writer Group in the subject line!

LA Area - South Bay Writing Group (SB/ Westside of Los Angeles County, CA) - Meetings at 7P on alternate Thursdays (Currently experimenting with this schedule, may return to Monthly). Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction read and reviewed in advance--with comments written on manuscripts--and constructively discussed at monthly meetings. We use meeting time to discuss writing instead of reading aloud--providing each writer with a constructive take on their writing. We focus on what we liked in the MS--what worked--and what might be improved. Meetings held within 5 mi of LAX, convenient to 405 Fwy. Please describe what you're reading (or your favorite authors), what you're writing, and your experience with writing groups, classes, and workshops. Contact sbwrtrs@gmail.com.

LAwritersgroup.com is both an online and physical community of writers.  The website welcomes and supports writers of all genres by offering free online writers groups, as well as a forum to post upcoming events in any city, submssion requests an contests, and weekly exercises to jump-start the muse.

Los Angeles (West) writers wanted for a weekly writer's group for the purpose of finishing our projects, novel or memoir. We'll meet once a week on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on the Westside, locations TBD. Fiction or nonfiction writers welcome. We'll read our works and compassionately critique. Emailing your reading before or bringing copies is appreciated. Contact Carrie Christensen.

National Writers Association, 1450 S. Havan7a, Suite 424, Aurora, CO 80012. 303/751-7844. Provides reports, editing help, local chapters, and other services.

New York Hunter College Alumni chapter Writers Group   A new fiction critique group in new York City.  No fee.  early9h@msn.com.

NYC Gay Narratives is an intimate writing workshop for gay men in New York City.  Meets twice monthly at Manhattan apartment...no cost or fee.  Exercises with on-the-spot composition, read afterward to the group, plus voluntary assignments between meetings.

Ohio - the Y-City Writers Forum We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 40 N. 6th St., Zanesville, OH 43701. We also host a writer’s conference. Contact Rita Smith at ycitywritersforum@gmail.com or (740)-704-7746.

Online Collaborative Fiction Brainstorming Workshop and bull session.  For common projects and resources.

Online -- Review Fuse is currently free and offers guaranteed peer critiques of any author's work.  We have developed review frameworks that make it easy for reviewers to give excellent reviews.  We also host a blog that has great writing tips.

Online Writer's Group. All writers can feel welcome. E-mail caseys-closet@hotmail.com. Group will be run through a blog.

Online -- Writer's Hollow is a private, online group for creative writers of all sorts looking to share and receive feedback on work. We hold biweekly meetings over Skype text group chats, share tips, inspiration, resources and prompts on our wordpress website and keep in touch in our private facebook group. .

San Jose Willow Glen Writers Group has been meeting for ten years at the Willow Glen Bookstore on Lincoln Avenue.  Tuesday evenings at 7:15 p.m.  Limited to 7 serious writers.  saral@garlic.com.

San Jose Writing Group  Poetry and fiction writers welcome.  Membership limited to five to ensure extensive feedback for every member's work at monthly meetings.   Serious, committed writers only.  Contact: ebvandiver@hushmail.com.

Scribophile is a respectful online community of writers who are passionate about improving each other’s writing through thoughtful critiques and the sharing of knowledge and experience. This is the place to be if you want to give and get the best critiques around.

South Carolina, Island Writers Network Group in Hilton Head, SC.  Meets first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Lib. by Sea Pines Circles.  Also a critique group the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  All genres welcome.   See website at http://hometown.aol.com/islandwritersnet/myhomepage/writers.html

Spoon Bar and Café Spoon is an online writers group. A community of writers on the interwebs since 1996. We’re here to share stories about our lives, about our travels, about the people we come across. We’re telling tall tales andreading our journals, even telling some fiction. We’re giving away bitsof ourselves and seeing through others eyes.

Thailand Womens Writers Group

Twin Cities Gay Men's Writers Group.   For gay male writers of all ages, levels of experience, and writing genres.   Meets Monthly.  Contact doctordanny@prodigy.net.

Utah -- WRITING STUFF -- This is a wonderful group for all walks of writing. Anyone is welcome. The first meeting is Thursday, May 4, 2006 and will be held once a month on the 1st Thursday @ 7pm @ Sugar House Barnes & Noble which is 2100 S 1103 E. Feel free to contact Holly for more info @ jasminbrian@hotmail.com.

Virginia -- Nonfiction Writer's Group. Meets every three weeks at the Arlington County Central Library, Quincy Street, on Sunday at 6-8 p.m. E-mail host: Catherine Franz.

Write Away Writing Group, every Tuesday 12 noon - 2:30PM, Community Room @ Fairview Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA.  Writing exercises and workshop format.

Writer's Roundtable Live: Join other writers in a bi-weekly live Hangout to discuss and critique each other's writing. Anyone can join, but spots are limited, and you must submit a piece for critique (limit: 3,000 words).

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