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American Christian Fiction Writers, Arkansas Branch: Searcy, Arkansas. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Website:

Fayetteville Writing Circle • Contact: Donna Patrick <>.

Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas • Meets the fourth Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon at Baptist Health Center on I-630. • Open to writers in all genres, published or not. • Details at website.

Fiction Forge • creative writing workshop • Meets first and third Thursday of each month, 6-7 p.m. • Open to writers of all experience levels • Contact Springdale Public Library, Springdale.

Northwest Arkansas Writers • Critique group • every Saturday • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (2925 Old Missouri Road, Fayetteville) • 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. Contact: Dusty Richards or Velda Brotherton.

Ozark Poets’ and Writers’ Collective (OPWC) • Reading/Performance group • last Tuesday evening of the month• Fayetteville • Contact: OPWC

The Penpoint Writers Group • Meets the fourth Saturday each month (except December) • 2 p.m. • Amy Sanders Library • Sherwood, Arkansas • Open readings and discussion • Contact: Del Garrett.

Poets Northwest • PNW welcomes all writers interested in learning to write and publish poetry. Meetings: Monthly at Springdale Public Library. Contact: Kate Lacy Phone: 479-442-8028.

ProActive Writer’s Group • Introduces and promotes writers and readers by means of events. No membership fee. Events open to non-members. Traditionally published and self-published authors welcome. For further information, visit the ProActive site, or contact founder Linda Rigsbee at 479-684-7662.

River Valley Writers • General meeting every second Sunday of the month, 2-4:30p.m. • Critique group every second Monday, 6:30 p.m. • Fort Smith Public Library, Rogers Avenue, across from Creekmore Park • all genres • Contact: Scott

Spavinaw Authors Guild • Critique group • every other Thursday • Gravette Public Library (4th and Charlotte) • 6 to 7:50 p.m. Contact: Gravette Library: 479-787-6955 or Radine Trees Nehring

Twin Lakes Writers (TLW) meet the second Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Universalist Fellowship Hall, 401 E. 9th Street (Highway 5 and College Street, Mountain Home. Their monthly newsletter includes contest and conference information, news about members and more. Contact Susan Varno.

Village Writers’Club • • Fourth Monday of the month except May, July, August, December• Home Plate Cafe, Highway 7, near HSV West.

Village on the Lakes Writers & Poets is headquartered at the Artist Retreat Center. The guild is co-sponsored by the Bella Vista Public Library and coordinated by Joan Roberts of Bella Vista. The writers guild will hold two events each month at the ARC. One is an informal writers group open to anyone interested in writing and the other is a Second Saturday Reading and Open-Mike night. Contact is through FaceBook.

White County Creative Writers: Searcy, Arkansas. The group meets on the third Monday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. Website:

White County Nano Searcy, Arkansas and online. This group meets during the month of November to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNo). Facebook page.

Writers’ Circle • Times and meeting places vary • Open to writers of adult and juvenile fiction including picture books • Contact: Kate Lacy.

Writers’ Guild of Arkansas • Critique group for writers with publication in mind. • Saturday mornings • Rogers/Fayetteville/Bentonville • Contact Maeve Maddox (

Writers’ Ink • Open to all writers of any genre • Meets third Thursday (usually) of the month from 10:30 a.m—12:30 p.m. • Meeting place rotates between Jonesboro and Paragould public libraries • For further information, contact Donna Austin.