Critique Groups

To find or create a critique group or add your group to our list, contact Karen,

Friday Fiction Writers: Friday mornings – Ireca,, Mia,

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

The Christian Writers Roundtable: Meets the third or fourth Thursday of each month, at 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: All genres, an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State Special Interest Group. members only. Contact Rita for more information and meeting times/dates:

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

Wednesday Workshops: Critique group for fiction that meets at 7:00pm. For more information, contact

PennCraft:  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,

State College Poetry Workshop – Sarah Russell,