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 & NovelsEvery other Friday at 1pmKarlee BradburyWait List
OnlineFictionOngoingLinh PhamFull
OnlineSelf Published Authors2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm.J. M. (Michelle) TompkinsWait List
OnlineAll Genres1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, at 7:00pm EasternGail LashFull
OnlineShort StoriesEvery 2nd Thursday at 1pmPat BowenWait List
OnlineYoung Adult & Middle Grade FictionWork shared by emailRichard GnannOpen
OnlineScreenwriting1st and 3rd Friday of every monthLiz IrelandOpen
Atlanta/Virginia HighlandsFictionEvery other Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. @ Member's houseCindy TolbertWait List
Candler Park/DecaturNon-Fiction: Creative, Narrative, & MemoirCurrently meeting online, Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, (previously at ChocoLaté Coffee Decatur)Quinn EastmanOpen
Conyers/onlineAll GenresMeetings online every other Tues. (was Every other Tues, 6:00 @ Mandarin Garden)Nancy FletcherOpen
DecaturAdult FictionOnline, every other Thursday, 7–9 pm (previously at Choco Latte, 2094 North Decatur Road)Susanne FincherFull
DunwoodyAll Genres1st and 3rd Fri,1-3 p.m. @ Georgia Perimeter College Library Building, Rm3100Gelia Dolcimascolo
Johns CreekFiction, except for erotica and horrorOnline using emails. Once pandemic ends, may meet in personAnita LovelyFull
Novel, Short Story & MemoirCurrently inactive due to COVID-19 (previously 1st Saturday 9:30AM - noon @ Member's Home)Kerry DenneyWait List
LilburnThe "Write Here, Right Now" program will help support local writers of all experience levels, sharing different writing techniques and ways to enhance attendees’ writing with constructive feedback.Meets monthly from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the first or second Thursday at the Gwinnett Mountain Park Library Branch. Notifications sent out by Ashley Melonson, who will collect email addresses from interested attendees to notify them of upcoming meeting dates.Ashley MelonsonOpen
LoganvilleFiction1st Saturday of each month at 9:30AMMike BrownFull
MariettaAll Genres1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30-8:00PMLinda SullivanWait List
RoswellAll GenresEvery Tues, 6:00 - 8:00PM at Scooters in West RoswellGeorge WeinsteinWait List
RoswellAll GenresMeetings suspended; exchanging papers online (was Twice monthly, Mon, 10:30AM - 12:30PM @ Roswell Library)Jeremy LoganOpen
RoswellPoetryWednesdays, every 2 weeks, 6:00-8:00PM @ Scooter's CoffeeKim WrightOpen
Sandy SpringsSpeculative fiction and short storiesOnline via Zoom every other Thursday at 8:00 p.m. We encourage you to order take out from Slopes BBQ, which is our usual meeting place.Sarah MinnearWait List
Sandy SpringsFiction & Non-fictionSaturdays except when AWC meets, 2:00-4:00 PM in member's home or virtualBill OttingerWait List
PoetryCurrently inactive (previously met on
2nd and 4th Tuesday 6:00PM - 8:00 PM @ coffee shop)
Liz HelenekOpen
SnellvilleAll GenresMeetings suspended (was 1st Thursday 6:00PM @ Gwinnett County Library)Mark WoodardOpen
WoodstockFiction and nonfictionEvery Wednesday at 1 pm at Copper Coin in downtown Woodstock (can accommodate participation via Zoom). Participants are asked to abide by good critique group citizenship.Sheryl ParbhooWait List