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 george@atlantawritersclub.org.

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.

LocationGenreDetailsContactStatus
OnlineFiction: Short Stories & NovelsEvery other Friday at 1pmKelley 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 7:00pm EasternGail LashFull
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 RobbinsWait List
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 ArmstrongOpen
OnlineAll Genres1st and 3rd Fri,1-3 p.m. (formerly met at GSU-Dunwoody Perimeter College)Gelia Dolcimascolo,
770-274-5240
Open
OnlineStudy/Critique Group open to all levels of writers and all genresThis is a different kind of critique group. Rather than critiquing our latest projects, each member will come prepared, having read a chapter of The Anatomy of Prose by Sacha Black (about 15-20 pages) and completed the writing exercises at the end of the chapter (a couple of hour's worth of work). When we gather, we will discuss the chapter and critique our writing exercises. Topics include: How to Develop Voice, Telling vs Showing, Using Symbolism, Creating Specific Emotions, etc. The group will meet for about 90 min on Saturdays at 9am starting June 11, 2022 via Zoom. Study of the first book will run for 16 weeks.April Love-FordhamClosed until mid-Sept when new book will be chosen for study
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 BrownOpen
OnlineNon-FictionTuesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pmQuinn EastmanOpen
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, 10am-12:30pmJoe RendaceOpen
Hybrid (Online & In-person in Lawrenceville)All GenresFiles shared via Google & meetings on second Thursday of every month, 6 7 PM at the Five Forks LibraryAshley MelonsonOpen
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 6:30pm. Usually at a restaurant in Sandy Springs/Dunwoody. Zoom used when the public health situation warrants.Sarah Minnear and Serene Taleb-AghaOpen
Lawrenceville/
Snellville
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 MelonsonInactive
Marietta/East CobbAll Genres2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00PM 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
Roswell/OnlineAll GenresMeetings are virtual via Zoom every other Monday at 10:30 am. Members exchange drafts of their work product twice monthly for critiquing. Members also engage in a virtual happy hour on Thursdays at 5 pm the weeks they don't have a regular meeting.Jeremy LoganOpen
RoswellPoetryWednesdays, every 2 weeks, 6:00-8:00PM @ Scooter's CoffeeKim WrightOpen
Sandy SpringsFiction & Non-fictionSaturdays except when AWC meets, 2:00-4:00 PM in member's home or virtualBill OttingerWait List
Smyrna/
Marietta
PoetryCurrently inactive (previously met on
2nd and 4th Tuesday 6:00PM - 8:00 PM @ coffee shop)
Liz HelenekInactive