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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:

Dickson Street Writers Critique group now meets weekly on Mondays at 1:30 pm, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road, Fayetteville, AR. This open critique group offers verbal and written feedback on no more than five pages per participant per meeting. A dollar fee per person is offered to the church for room use.

Fayetteville Writing Circle Contact –  Donna Patrick (

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 Velda Brotherton.

Ozark Mountain Guild of Writers is a critique group for writers striving to improve their craft while networking with a greater writing community. Meets Monday nights, 6:30 p.m. twice monthly in Fayetteville. No fees. Contact for further details.

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 – For further information, contact Donna Austin, (