Writing Critique Groups in (and close by) The Villages
(NOTE: Only critique groups are listed here. There are several other clubs in TV focused on some aspect of writing that are not critique groups. )
Writers4Kids (aka Children's Authors Team (CAT)
Mission: A supportive team to help Villages authors create and perfect works for pre-K to young adult.
Meeting: Meets every Friday, 9 to 10:50 a.m., in the Jasmine Room at Hibiscus Recreation Center.
Contact: Mark H. Newhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-753-3290
Creative Writers Group (CWG)
Mission: To help and encourage anyone in The Villages who writes nonfiction, fiction, biography, family history, memoirs, fantasy, science fiction, etc. All are welcome to join, read, and critique.
Meeting: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.
Contact: Allen Watkins at 259-4981 or email@example.com
Lady Lake Writers of Florida Writers Association
Mission: Writers helping writers (critique group)
Meeting: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, Lady Lake Library, Rm 152, from 9:30 - 11:30 am. (Library is one block off of 466 or US 27/441).
Contact: Mary Lois Sanders, 352-753-1324 / Website - http://MaryLoisSandersAuthor.net; Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Writers of Florida Writers Association
Mission: Share writing, insights and news. Ten minutes of unpublished writing (4-6 double-spaced pages) to share. Non-Villagers welcome.
Meeting: First Wednesday and third Thursday, 5:45-8PM at Oxford Community Building, Oxford. Near intersection of Hwy 466 and Hwy 301
Contact: Chris Coward at email@example.com
Mission: Help new or experienced authors develop and improve writing skills in all genres of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writing. Authors email drafts to other members before meetings. Twenty minutes to read work and receive comments. Draft copies returned to author annotated with suggestions. Only full time residents may become members.
Meeting: Mondays at 8:15-11:00 a.m., Lake Miona Recreation Center in the Courageous Room.
Contact: Rich Greenberg at 350-6056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers of The Villages
Mission: Assist any Villager interested in learning or mastering the art of creative writing. Participants write short stories, novels, memoirs, or genre fiction and email them to group participants for discussion and critique at the meeting.
Meeting: Tuesdays at 9:00-10:50 a.m. at Bradenton Recreation Center
Contact: Millard Johnson at email@example.com or 317-584-5071
Working Writers Workshop
Mission: A critique dedicated to continuously improving our skills as writers. Generally 5-6 works are read during the 3-hour session.
Meeting: Tuesdays at 8:30-11:30, Canal Rec Center
Contact: Phil Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Story Writers
Mission: To read your short story (up to @1500 words) and received a critique by other members.
Meeting: 2nd Friday of month, 10:00 – 11:20 am, at Laurel Manor Recreation Center
Contact: Tom Leonard, at 352-753-2917
Memoir Writing and More
Mission: Come and Share your stories or memoirs and listen to others read theirs. It is a non-judgmental environment for beginning writers to receive constructive feedback.
Meeting: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Chula Vista Recreation Center.
Contact: Roger Dodd, email@example.com, 352-250-9417 or George Beckmann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-259-8027