Local Writing Groups

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Bella Vista, AR

Artist Retreat Center, Bella Vista

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at 11:00 am. All genres and levels of writing experience are welcome.

Artist Retreat Center, Bella Vista (Java Dudes)

Meets the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of every month, at 10:00 am.
All genres welcome. We read excerpts aloud (up to 3500 words) then critique each other.

Scribblers & Scribes of Bella Vista

Rogers Public Library & Brookfield Assisted Living

Meets the 1st Wednesday at Rogers Public Library and the 3rd Wednesday at Brookfield Assisted Living, every month, at 6:00 pm.
We are serious writers, somewhat early in our careers. Some of us self-publish, some are trade-published, some are seeking and deciding.

Cassville, MO

Mid South Writers Group

Suite 7, Sho-Me Plaza, 404 MO Hwy 248, Cassville, Mo

Meets weekly, on Tuesday, at 6:00 pm . This is a critique group geared to published authors and those seriously seeking publication.

Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville Writing Circle

Fayetteville Public Library

Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm . Their goal is to connect with other writers and improve writing skills through critique. They accept writers of all skill levels and publication goals, and critique all genres of fiction and non-fiction except for erotica and poetry. Critique submissions due the Tuesday before each meeting.

Springdale, AR

Springdale Public Library

Meets every two weeks, on Thursdays, at 6:00 pm . They are a collection of writers who enjoy a variety of different genres and styles.
(Dates and location may change from what is posted on the OBA Calendar so contact the group for more details if interested)

Springdale Public Library

Join writers of all genres on the first Thursday of the month as we focus on different elements of the craft of creative writing. Together we will work on exercises and find resources to improve your skills and learn more about the art of writing!

Black Apple Crossing

Meets each Tuesday, at 6:30 pm .
Our Meetups are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. Sometimes we talk after. Whatever you’re writing, whatever form it takes, wherever you are in your process, you won’t be the only one.
This is your time to write.