Florida Writer Groups

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AMELIA ISLAND

Name: Amelia Island Writers
Group Leader: Maggie de Vries
Type: speakers
Meets: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:15 PM
Location: Books Plus
107 Centre Street, Amelia Island, Fl 32034


AVON PARK

Name:  Avon Park Wordsmiths
Group Leader: Sunny Serafino
Type: Critique
Meets:  Every Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Avon Park Library
100 N. Museum Ave., Avon Park, Fl


BOCA RATON

Name: West Boca Writers Critique Group
Group Leader: Caryn DeVincenti
Type: critque
Meets: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM  (starting May 2011)
Location:  Palm Beach County Library
West Boca Branch- 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton

BRADENTON

Name: Bradenton Writers Group
Group Leader: Dona Lee Gould    DGould497@aol.com
Type: Critique
Meets: First and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm
and first and third Saturdays at 4:00pm
Location:  Village Voices, 1010 10 Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205


BRANDON

Name: Brandon Writers Critique Group
Group Leader: Eugene Orlando
Type: critque
Meets: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:  Barnes and Noble – 122 Town Center Mall Brandon, FL


BROOKSVILLE

Name:  Brooksville Writers Group
Group Leader: Linda Welker
Type:  Critique
Meeting times and Location: Please contact Linda Welker at the link above



CASSELBERRY

Name:  A Novel Group of Writers
Group Leader:  Bruce H. Kubec
Type:  critique, discussion
Meets:  Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM
Location:  Dogwood Clubhouse
Lake Kathryn Estates, Casselberry, Florida 32707


CELEBRATION

Name: Celebration Writers Group
Group Leader: Jan Eldredge
Type: critique, discussion
Meets: Every Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 851 Celebration Avenue

CRAWFORDVILLE (near Tallahassee)

Name: WOW (Writers Of Wakulla)
Group Leader: Michelle Welch
Type: speakers, discussions
Meets: Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Wakulla County Library
                    4330 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL  32326


DAYTONA BEACH

Name: Daytona Beach Writers
Group Leader: Veronica Hart
Type: critique, discussions
Meets: First and third Saturday of the month, 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: City Island Library
105 E. Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32114

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Name: Northwest Florida Writers Group
Group Leader: Shannon Rachels
Type: writing prompts, critiques, speakers, support
Meets:  Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM
Location:  Walton DeFuniak Public Library
                        3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs FL 32435


FLEMING ISLAND/ORANGE PARK

Name:  Clay County Writers
Group Leader: 
Maureen Jung
Type: 
Speakers, programs
Meets: 
Third Wednesday each month, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Location: 
Fleming Island Public Library
                      1895 Town Center Blvd
                                                                 Orange Park, FL 32003

  

JACKSONVILLE

Name:
River City Writers
Group Leader:  Gregg Golson
Type: speakers
Meets: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Southeast Branch Public Library
10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville FL 32256
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JACKSONVILLE

Name: First Coast Christian Writers
Group Leader: Tracy Redman
Type: Speakers, Critiques
Meets: Every Thursday 6:45 to 8:45 PM (except holidays)
Location: Christ’s Church
                     6045 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258
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KISSIMMEE

Name: One Word at a Time
Type: critique, discussions, reading, discussions, speakers
Group Leader: Vicki Riley-Fischer & Pat Semler
Meets: Second Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Susan’s Courtside Cafe
18 S. Orlando Avenue, Kissimmee, FL
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LADY LAKE

Name: Christian Pen Group
Group Leader: Kenn Kincaid 
Type: Critique – bring six copies genres’ content consistent with Biblical lifestyle
Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Location: Crossroads Community Church
Griffin Avenue behind Wateroaks Housing



LADY LAKE


Name:
Lady Lake Writers
Group Leader: Coco Parmenter
Type: critique, discussions, speakers
Meets: Fourth Thursday of the month, 10:00 AM
Location: Lady Lake Public Library
225 West Guava Street, Lady Lake FL 32519
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LAKELAND

Name: Lakeland Writers’ Connection
Group Leader: Vivian Dippold
Type: speakers, critiques, instruction, writing challenges
Meets: Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM
Location:  Southside Assembly of God Church Conference Room
4750 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33813

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LONGWOOD

Name: Longwood Writers
Leader:
Russell Mangum
Type:  speakers, discussions, critiques
Meets: 
First Friday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  Write Revise Publish
165 Sabal Palm Drive, Suite 141,  Longwood, FL   32779
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MAITLAND

Name: Maitland Writers
Group Leader: Betty Wailes
Type: discussions, speakers
Meets: Third Friday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Wise Owl Tutoring
2228 Winter Woods Blvd.  Winter Park, FL 32792
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MELBOURNE

Name: Melbourne Writers
Group Leader: Karlene Conroy and Mia Crews
Type: critiques, writing workshop
Meets: Third Wednesday each month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (for November only)
Location:  West Melborne Library
2755 Wingate Blvd., Melbourne FL
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MOUNT DORA

Name: Mount Dora Writers
Group Leader: Claudia Caporale
Type: critique, sharing, discussion, speakers
Meets: Second & Fourth Friday of the month, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:  Simpson Farm House, Mount Dora WT Bland Library,
2015 N. Donnelly, Mount Dora, FL 32757



NORTH FLORIDA

Name:  North Florida Writers Group
Group Leader:  Email our Group Leader
Type:  speakers, discussion, critique
Meets:   2nd Saturday of the month, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
Location:  Columbia County Main Library
308 NW Columbia Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055
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OCALA

Name: Freedom Writers Group
Group Leader: Carol Jones
Type:  critiques
Meets: Third Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Freedom Public Library
5870 SW 95th Street, Ocala FL 34476

OCALA – East

Name: Sunshine Scribblers
Group Leader: Lucy Beebe Tobias
Type:  discussions, speakers, critiques
Meets:  First Thursday of the month, 4:00  PM to 5:00 PM
(no meetings during June, July and August)
Location: Brick City Center for the Arts
23 W. Broadway St., Ocala FL

ORLANDO

Name: Orlando Area Writers
Group Type: discussions, speakers
Leader: Rik Feeney
Meets: First Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: University Club of Winter Park
941 North Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789

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OXFORD

Name: Oxford Writers
Leader: Chris Coward
Type: critiques, workshops four times a year
Meets: Third Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:  Oxford Community Center
                      4027 Main Street, Oxford FL 34484


PALM BEACH

Name: Palm Beach Writers
Group Leader: Robert Mykle  and Wendy Pottinger
Type: speakers
Meets: First Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Palm Beach Gardens Library
11303 Campus Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410



PALM CITY, MARTIN COUNTY ON THE TREASURE COAST

Name:Palm City Word Weavers
Group Leader: Leona Bodie, Janie Fuller and Chuck Waldron
Type: critique only, speaker sometimes
Meets: Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church (First Floor – Conference Room)
2655 SW Immanuel Drive
Palm City, FL 34990-8239


PALM COAST WRITERS

Name:
Palm Coast Writers
Group Leaders: Jeff Swesky and Michael Ray King
Type: critique, discussions, speakers
Meets: Critique – 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Speaker – 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: “A Taste of Portugal” restaurant
15 Palm Harbor Village Way  Palm Coast, FL 32137-8270
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH

Name: Ponte Vedra Writers
Group Leader: Vic DiGenti
Type: speakers
Meets: Fourth Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach Library
100 Library Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32802
Sponsors: Lighthouse Book Awards, Annual Writer’s Conference
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PORT ORANGE

Name:  Port Orange Scribes
Leader:  Jim Thompson
Type: Critique, Discussions, Speakers
Meets: First and Third Wednesdays of the month 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Java Jungle
4606 South  Clyde Morris Blvd. Port Orange, Fl

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SANFORD

Name:  Seminole County Writers Group
Leader:  Joan Levy
Type: Critique
Meets: Second Monday of the month 6:15 PM
Location: Seminole County Library Northwest Branch
580 Greenway Blvd.    Lake Mary, FL


SARASOTA

Name: Sarasota Writers
Group Leader: Susan Haley 
Type: discussions, speakers
Meets: First and third Wednesday of the month, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department – at the SW corner of US41 and               Pavonia Street in Nokomis, Florida

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SEBRING

Name: Sebring FWA Scribblers & Scribes
Group Leader: Barbara Beswick
Type: discussions, speakers
Meets: First Wednesday of the month, dinner – 6:00 PM, meeting – 7:00 PM
Location: Beef O’ Brady’s
2940  US Highway 27, Sebring




ST. AUGUSTINE

Name: Ancient City Writers
Group Leader: Judy Weber
Type: discussions, speakers
Meets: Third Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Main Library
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine FL 32084
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ST. LUCIE COUNTY & MARTIN COUNTY

Name: Treasure Coast Writers’ Group
Group Leader(s): Virginia Nygard; John Cammalleri
Type: Critique, Discussions, Speakers
Meets: First Wednesday of the month 7:00 PM to 9 PM
Location: Barnes and Noble
Treasure Coast Commons
3001 NW Federal Hwy.
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

ST. PETERSBURG

Name: St. Petersburg Writers
Group Leader: John Rehg
Type: critique, speakers
Meets: Critique – First and Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Speaker – Second Thursday of the month, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Contact John Rehg for the location of critique meetings
Monthly meetings are held at St. Petersburg Main Library,
37th Street North and 9th Avenue
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TAMPA

Name: Tampa Writers
Group Leader: Melody Cooper
Type:
critique
Meets: Second and fourth Monday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Type: discussions, speakers
Meets: Third Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to Noon
Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
11802 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa FL 33618
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WELLINGTON

Name: Wellington Writers’ Critique Group
Group Leader: Caryn DeVincenti/Mark Adducci
Type: critique
Meets: First Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Wellington Library                                                                                                            1951 Royal Fern Drive,  Wellington FL 33414

 


WESLEY CHAPEL

Name: New Tampa/Wesley Chapel Writers (NTWC writers)
Group Leader: Toni Martin
Type: discussions, speakers
Meets: First Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Shops at Wiregrass
28152 Paseo Dr Suite 100
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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