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Dickson Street Writers Critique–DSWC members are currently meeting in the Leverenz Room at the Fayetteville Public Library in-person, Mondays at 1:30p. Participants should wear masks, observe social distance, and bring five pages of their work to be critiqued to the meeting for each group member.

Fayetteville Writing Circle Contact –  Donna Patrick (

Inkhearts is a critique group open to all fiction writers ages 18+, of any experience level, any genre. They meet the third Saturday of the month, 3-4:30 pm at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs. Meetings begin with short writing-related lecture. For details, contact Chanan Emmons,

Northwest Arkansas Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) meets monthly on first Mondays at 5:30 pm in Springdale, Arkansas. Focused on encouraging Christian writers toward publication. Membership in ACFW National required to join. Visitors welcome. Contact:

Northwest Arkansas Writers critique group meets via Google Hangouts every Saturday from 2-4 pm. Contact for a link. Participants will need a laptop with camera and mike. All serious writers are encouraged to attend.

Ozark Mountain Guild of Writers is a critique group for writers striving to improve their craft while networking with a writing community, both published and yet-to-be published. They meet ONLINE weekly, Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. There are no fees. For more information, email

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

Ozark Writers League — This regional group includes members from several states, including Arkansas and Missouri. Meets at the Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center in Branson, Missouri. Meets twice a year for a two-day conference. Writers of all genres welcome. Annual membership fee is $30 (as of July 2018). Website.  Email:

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 or website.

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’ClubWebsite – 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: Village on the Lakes Writers & Poets.

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). Contact via Facebook page.

Writers’ Guild of Arkansas – Critique group for writers with publication in mind. – Saturday mornings – Rogers/Fayetteville – 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. Contact the libraries for further information.