North Florida Writers Groups

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Although writing is considered a solitary occupation we all need help from time to time and being able to discuss our writing with our peers helps us keep connected to the everyday human existence. Joining a writing group in your preferred genre can also give you help with marketing your books, editing tips, and possibly even get an agent if that is the way you want to go. Personally, I like the Self-Publishing route but to each his/her own. Below is a listing of all of the writing groups we could find in the North Florida area. We include their website, meeting times, costs to join (if any), etc. If we haven’t listed your writing group please use our CONTACT US form and let us know and we will add them to the list. The writing groups are listed by county.


The Writers Alliance Group of Gainesville (WAG)
P.O. Box 358396
Gainesville, FL 32635-8396
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FWA Clay County Writers Group
Clay County Writers Group has been restructured. They do meet in local libraries and are kept informed of when and where by a newsletter
Lou Pugliese,
Email Lou to sign up to Receive the Newsletter. He holds once-a-month meetings at various locations


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First Coast Romance Writers
The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.

FCRW holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the West Regional Branch of the Duval County Library located at 1425 Chaffee Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32221-1119 and on Zoom.

You must be a member of Romance Writers of America to join FCRW.
FCRW membership costs $50.00 per year

River City Writers
Claudia Oltean, Writers Group Leader
Agenda: Speakers
Meets second Saturday of the month
Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Jacksonville 322563
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of Jacksonville, Florida
hey are an extremely active group and have a website with information on the area at: You can join MeetUP for free and asked to be included in the group to receive email updates on the latest meetings. They schedule regular monthly meetings and everyone is encouraged to bring a sample of what they are currently writing on.
Southeast Branch Library 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Beaches Regional Library 600 3rd Street Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Northeast Florida Sisters in Crime
We normally meet on the first Saturday of each month at 10:15 a.m.
101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
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*Zoom links are available to paid members of the Northeast Florida Chapter of Sisters in Crime

Come join other like-minded crime and mystery writers and become a true Sister in Crime!
We have a monthly roster of dynamic and interesting speakers as well as a good supportive group to help you on your way in the field of mystery writing.

The benefits of membership include access to Zoom hybrid chapter meetings, collaborative groups for marketing and promotion, and discounted admission to our annual workshop.

Dues for the LOCAL CHAPTER are $20 per calendar year. You can either pay by
using PayPal (press the “Buy Now” button) or mailing your check to us at:
P.O. Box 24141, Jacksonville, FL 32241-4141.


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The “Writer’s Ink” group meets every Tuesday or Wednesday at 10:00 am at the Lafayette County Public Library.

Writer’s Ink is here to support, encourage, and give feedback to writers from writers. Post your questions or concerns. Post about your books, illustrations, promotions, and events. Please review the rules of posting such as no bullying, no profanity, and no spamming. No posting or replying with hyperlinks unless that hyperlink directs the reader to your seller’s site. You will be able to see a complete list and explanation when you post. Do not distract from the group’s purpose by posting such content; it and you will be removed and banned. Let’s be respectful so that we can build a supportive and encouraging community.


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Freedom Writers Group
Carol Jones, Writers Group Leader
Agenda: critique
Meets third Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th Street, Ocala FL 34476


Amelia Island Writers
Donna Overly, Writers Group Leader
Agenda: discussion, critique, speaker
Meets the last Tuesday of the month, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Story and Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Ave., Fernandina Beach FL 32034


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Ponte Vedra Writers
Vic DiGenti, Writers Group Leader
Agenda: speakers
Meets fourth Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM
Ponte Vedra Beach Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32802

Ancient City Writers
Judy Weber, Writers Group Leaders
Agenda: discussions, speakers
Meets third Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Johns County Public Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine FL 32084


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Daytona Area Writers
Chris Holmes, Writers Group Leader
Contact: Chris Holmes,
Agenda: critique, discussions, writing exercises
Meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at noon
Daytona Beach Regional Library, City Island, 105 Jackie Robinson Parkway, Daytona Beach, FL 321

LAST UPDATED 04/19/2024