A critique group can give support and constructive feedback for your writing. It can also keep you writing when you know someone is going to review your work on a certain date. GCWA will try to match you to a group with similar interests. Below is a list of current groups connected with GCWA and some links to online resources.

Interested in joining a new critique or reading group?
Looking for new members for your critique group?

Contact Al York.

GCWA Affiliated Critique Groups

  • Hunter Leake has started a critique group for creative non-fiction writing. email: hleake3@gmail.com
  • CC Writers Critique Group in Cape Coral is looking for two or three new members. Contact Patty Westbrook: patriciawestbrook@comcast.net.
  • Hurricanes critique group: Genre is fiction and nonfiction—no poetry or script-writing. Meets monthly at the Fairfield Inn and not looking for members at this time.
  • Jeannie Greider’s critique group, The Word Clinic, is looking for one or two more serious writers in fiction/suspense/mystery/action adventure. Contact Jeannie Greider – jagfiction@aol.com.

Writers Helping Writers (Writers Read) — Punta Gorda critique and support group

Reading groups

  • The GCWA Twentieth Century Classics Reading Group meets the first Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Contact Richard Georgian at rgeorgian@embarqmail.com if you are interested in joining.