Membership in the Atlanta Writers Club entitles members to participate in or start their own AWC-sponsored writing and critique groups, where you and your colleagues can help each other improve your writing craft. Below is the current list of active AWC writing/critique groups. If you have any questions about any of these groups, or if you would like to start your own group, please contact Officer Emeritus George Weinstein at

Most of the contact individuals noted here can be reached via email by clicking on their name; in other cases, a phone number is listed.

OnlineFiction: Short Stories & NovelsMeets on second and fourth Friday of the month via Zoom at 1:00 pm.Kelley Cody-GrimmWait List
OnlineFictionOngoingLinh Pham. Please submit 100 pages for vetting.Wait List
OnlineSelf Published Authors2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm.J. M. (Michelle) TompkinsWait List
OnlineAll Genres1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, at 7:00 pm EasternGail LashOpen
OnlineShort StoriesEvery 2nd Thursday at 1pmPat BowenOpen
OnlineYoung Adult & Middle Grade FictionWork shared by emailBrad ScottWait List
OnlineScreenwritingMeetings are on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 7PM via ZOOM. The screenwriting group creates a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment in which experienced writers critique each other’s work in pursuit of a marketable screenplay. To be considered, applicants must have a basic knowledge of cinematic writing as well as script and/or teleplay formatting.Liz IrelandWait List
OnlineAdvanced Writers in Thriller/Mystery/SuspenseFor writers who have a finished manuscript ready to be pitched and reviewed by the group. Will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 7:00 pm online (or in-person in Dunwoody or Sandy Springs if participants are interested)Bill RobbinsOpen
OnlineRomance (any subgenre--YA, steamy, contemporary, historical, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, etc.--except erotica)1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 - 8:00 pm US Eastern, using Google MeetsDana ArmstrongWait List
OnlineSci-Fi and FantasyOnline using Google Meet, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:00pmAbigail BilesWait List
OnlineFantasy and Science FictionMeetings are on Sunday, 9-11 a.m. Eastern every other week, with work sent to Nathaniel ahead of time for distributionNathaniel ChaneyOpen
OnlineStudy/Critique Group open to all levels of writers and all genresThis is a different kind of critique group. Next we will be reading Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Our goal over ten weeks is to each produce a 15-page outline either for a new novel or an analysis of an existing novel or movie. We will critique each other’s plot development. The group will meet for two hours on Saturdays at 9am via Zoom starting October 22, 2022.April Love-FordhamWait List
OnlineAll GenresMeetings online every other Tues.Nancy FletcherWait List
OnlineAdult FictionOnline, every other Thursday, 7–9 pm (previously at Choco Latte, 2094 North Decatur Road)Susanne FincherWait List
OnlineFiction1st Saturday of each month at 9:30AMMike BrownWait List
OnlineNon-FictionTuesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pmQuinn EastmanOpen
OnlineAll GenresMeetings are virtual via Zoom every other Monday at 10:30 am. A schedule will be provided when you join. Members exchange drafts of their work product twice monthly for critiquing.Toni BellonOpen
Hybrid (Online & In-person in Dunwoody/Duluth)Science Fiction, Space Opera, and FantasyOnline filesharing will use Google Docs, and online communications will use Telegram. In-person meetings will occur before/after each Atlanta Writers Club meeting.Lisa CooperWait List
Hybrid (Online & In-person in Alpharetta)ScreenplaysOnline filesharing for 30 pages (one Act) and then in-person meeting near North Point Mall on the first Saturday of every month, 10 am-12:30 pmJoe RendaceOpen
Hybrid (Online & In-person in Tucker)For writers who have completed or are close to completing a manuscript for a children’s picture book and middle grade fictionZoom meetings on 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (7 pm – 8:30 pm) and in-person in Tucker on 2nd and 4th Saturday (2 pm – 3:30 pm)Susan BurnashOpen
Atlanta (Northeast)In partnership with the Latin American Association and Atlanta Writers Club, Escritores: A Latinx Multilingual Writing Collective aims to provide space for Latinxs from high school to adult age escritores to develop and share their stories, poetry, and creative writing in all genres and all our languages of self-expression: English, Spanish, Spanglish, and more!Bi-weekly on Thursdays at the Latin American Association (2750 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30324), 6:30pm-8:00pm. Instruction and facilitation will mostly be in English/Spanish/Spanglish.Jonathan Peraza Campos and Anna Frida HerreraOpen
Atlanta Northside (W. Paces Ferry)Science fiction but also open to other types of speculative fictionMeetings at the Barnes & Noble, 2900 Peachtree Road NW #310 Atlanta, GA 30305 on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 PMHelen ShawOpen
Atlanta/South BrookhavenLiterary fiction—having a strong focus on some combination of character, texture, voice/style or meta, not limited to scene-written or in-the-moment-narrative, nor to the conventions or forms that generally shape popular / genre / commercial fictionThe group meets in person, 7-9 PM, every other Tuesday, beginning on 3/28/2023 at a restaurant in South Brookhaven to discuss pre-shared excerpts (up to 6,000 words, often less) and pre-written critique notes, four per meeting— short stories, novel chapters, outlines, sketches, and fragments. Enrollment is open.Jim TruebloodOpen
Atlanta/Virginia HighlandsFictionEvery other Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. @ Member's houseCindy TolbertWait List
Dunwoody/Sandy SpringsSpeculative fiction (Novels and short stories)Every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Usually at a restaurant in Sandy Springs/Dunwoody. Zoom used when the public health situation warrants.Sarah Minnear and Serene Taleb-AghaOpen
Novel, Short Story & MemoirCurrently inactive due to COVID-19 (previously 1st Saturday 9:30AM - noon @ Member's Home)Kerry DenneyWait List
LilburnAll GenresThe group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Mountain Park Library, 1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn, GA 30047 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.Laura SellersOpen
Marietta/East CobbAll Genres2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm in the East Cobb Library community room (4880 Lower Roswell Rd, in the Parkaire Landing Shopping Plaza). Group open to all writers at any level. Participants don’t have to be residents or have a library card. Margaret Richlin or (770) 509-2730Open
MariettaAll Genres1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30-8:00PMLinda SullivanWait List
RoswellAll GenresEvery Tues, 6:00 - 8:00PM at Scooters in West RoswellGeorge WeinsteinWait List
Sandy SpringsFiction & Non-fictionSaturdays except when AWC meets, 2:00-4:00 PM in member's home or virtualBill OttingerWait List