Critique Groups

Contact Karen,

—If you wish to find a critique group or get together with people who have similar writing interests so you can start a new group

—If you’d like to add your critique group to our list


PennCraft: Kids/MG/YA – Megan Gregor,

W4K (Writers for Kids): This group covers fiction and non-fiction for children up through young adults. Contact Virginia Loewen, 814 862-9300,

Poetry Critique Group: For more information contact Sarah Russell,

Poetry Sharing/Critique Group: Brand New Group! First Meeting: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, 7 – 8:30 pm at Panera Bread at 148 S Allen St, State College. Bring a poem you have written to share. Contact Lucas,

The Christian Writers Roundtable: Meets on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, according to members’ convenience. Members write from a Christian world view, but works range widely, including fiction and non-fiction books, short stories, articles, devotionals, poetry, and children’s literature. Membership is by invitation and is currently at its chartered limit. Inquiries: e-mail or phone Laurel at 814-237-3010.

CLAW (Creating Literature At Websters)CLAW critiques fiction only. We do not workshop screenplays, poetry, memoirs, historical, or religious fiction. Our writing tends toward the edgy, and our genres include science fiction, fantasy, mainstream, mystery, experimental, and humor (both dark and light) for all age groups. Anyone uncomfortable with having his or her boundaries challenged should not apply. Interested writers should contact Jen Rauch at

OLLI Writers Group: Writers of all genres are welcome to join this group, which is an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State Special Interest Group. Contact Rita for more information and meeting times/dates:

Memoir and Non-Fiction Writing Group They meet the first Thursday of the month at 1 pm. Interested writers should contact Barb Foley at

Tuesday Workshops: This is a critique group for fiction that meets at 7:00pm. For more information, contact

PennCraft: This group specializes in writing for young adults, middle grade, and children. They meet on Thursdays, with alternating morning and evening meetings. For more information, contact Megan Gregor,