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.

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!