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Writers' Groups

One of the most fruitful moves most writers make is to join up with a group of likeminded scribes, for critique, learning, networking, and socializing. Texas is fortunate to have more than a hundred of them—general, poetry, romance, children's, Christian, ethnic, songwriting, screenwriting, mystery, technical writing, you name it.

 

Lift the veil of solitude and reach out to one of these groups or organizations, categorized by Texas city—they'll tell you more about their purpose, meeting times, and membership requirements. Other useful resources for locating a group that suits your interest and location are your local bookstores and libraries, and the Austin-based Writers’ League of Texas.

 

Is your group's information missing or out of date? Email us with contact details.

 

ABILENE

Abilene Writers Guild 

ALAMO

Rio Grande Valley Writers

ADDISON

Dallas Mystery Writers (Mystery Writers of America - Dallas Chapter)

ALPINE

Texas Mountain Trail Writers

AMARILLO

Southwest Cowboy Poets Association 

Texas High Plains Writers

Writers' Corner

ARLINGTON

DFW ReadyWriters (ACFW)

NE Arlington Writers' Critique Group

Saturday Night Write

AUSTIN

Austin Creative Writing Group

Austin Mystery Writers

Austin Poetry Society

Austin Public Library

Austin Romance Writers of America (ARWA) 

Austin Screenwriters

Austin Songwriters Group

Austin Unbound Screenwriters

Authors Marketing Guild

Fresh Ink Austin

Novel in Progress 

Sisters In Crime – Heart of Texas Chapter

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) 

Story Circle Network

Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

Texas Institute of Letters

The Writing Barn 

Writers League of Texas 

BEDFORD

Editorial Freelancers Association

Trinity Arts Writers Workshop

BENBROOK

Benbrook Library Writing Critique Group

BRYAN

Brazos Writers 

BURLESON

Burleson Writers Group

CARROLLTON

Carrollton League of Writers

CEDAR HILL

Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG)

CLEBURNE

The Writers' Group in Cleburne

COLLEGE STATION

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) – Brazos Valley

DALLAS

Dallas Area Romance Authors 

Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) 

Dallas Mystery Writers (Mystery Writers of America - Dallas Chapter) 

Dallas Screenwriters Association 

Poetry Society of Texas 

National League Of Pen Women (Dallas Chapter)

Nonfiction Authors Association - Dallas 

Sisters in Crime North Dallas 

Stage Writers - Dallas

Wordspace

Writer’s Block 

Writer’s Garret 

Writing Workshops Dallas 

DENTON

Denton Writers Critique Group

EL PASO

El Paso Writers League 

Tumblewords Project 

EULESS

DFW Writer’s Workshop 

FORT WORTH

Fort Worth Writers Group

Writers Circles

FRISCO

Frisco Area Writers Network (FAWN) - Critique

Sisters in Crime North Dallas 

Write4Kids 

GARLAND

Firewheel Fictionistas

GEORGETOWN

American Christian Fiction Writers (Central Texas Chapter) 

San Gabriel Writers’ League 

GRAHAM

Young County Writer's Roundtable

GRANBURY

Granbury Writers' Bloc 

HARLINGEN

Valley Byliners

HOUSTON 

Bay Area Writers League (BAWL) 

Houston Writers Guild 

InPrint 

Nuestra Palabra 

Romance Writers of America (National)

SCBWI-Houston

Sisters In Crime

Society for Technical Communication 

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts 

The Woodlands Writing Guild 

Write About Now Poetry

Writers In the Schools (WITS)

Writespace Houston

HURST

North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop 

KATY

Romance Writers of America – West Houston

LONGVIEW

East Texas Christian Writers Group

LUBBOCK

Caprock Writers’ & Illustrators' Alliance 

Write Right Critique Group 

MARBLE FALLS

Highland Lakes Writers

MIDLAND

Permian Basin Bookies

West Texas Writers 

MT PLEASANT

NETWO Northeast Texas Writers Organization

PLANO

Dallas Area Romance Authors  

RICHARDSON

Comet Writers Workshop

Fiction Crafters

Lone Star Writers Club

Writers Guild of Texas

ROANOKE

Roanoke Public Library

ROCKWALL

Rockwall Christian Writers Group

SAN ANGELO

San Angelo Writers Club 

SAN ANTONIO

Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio

Gemini Ink 

National Association of Women Writers 

Romance Writers of America 

San Antonio Public Library

San Antonio Writers Guild (SAWG) 

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) – Southwes

Voices de la Luna

SPRING

Romance Writers of America – NW Houston Chapter 

TYLER

East Texas Writers Guild 

WACO

Romance Writers of America – Heart of Texas 

WEBSTER

Gulf Coast Poets

 

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