Critique Groups

Critique groups, five or six members who meet to share their work each month and provide constructive criticism, are in many ways the heart of the Charlotte Writers Club. Usually organized along genre lines (though some groups define themselves as “mixed-genre”), our critique groups meet on varying schedules and in locations spread across the Charlotte metropolitan area.


Though the club provides general guidelines, our critique groups function independently. Each sets its own schedule and has its own guidelines regarding the length of submissions, how far in advance of a meeting submissions must be sent to the group’s members, etc.


If you are interested in joining a critique group — and you must be a member to join — check the list below to see which established groups are looking for new members. At the bottom of the list you’ll find groups currently forming. If you find a group that fits your needs, email the person in charge of that group.  And if the genre, time, and location you need is not available, we invite you to talk with the Critique Group Coordinator about forming a new group.

Current Critique Groups


Park Road Shopping Center
2nd Wednesday of every month
11:30am - 3:00pm


Huntersville/Waterbean Coffee
2nd Tuesday of every month
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Location: Online
Time: TBD


Southeast (Sardis Road)
2nd Wednesday of every month
9:30am – 11:30am

Science Fiction/Fantasy (Dark & Stormy Plotters League)

Mugs Coffee
1st Wednesday of every month
7pm - 9pm

Short Story

South Park (Phillips Place)
2nd Wednesday of every month
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Central (Dilworth)
3rd Monday of every month
6pm - 8pm

Mixed Genre Fiction

North (Huntersville)
Last Thursday of every month
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Novel/Short Story/Memoir

South Park (Sharon Towers)
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
1pm - 3pm

Mixed Genre/Fiction

South Charlotte (Pineville)
Last Thursday of every month
9am - 11am

Screenwriting (Charlotte Bureau of Screenwriters)

Park Road Shopping Center
2nd Monday of every month
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Women Writing Fiction

2nd or 4th Monday of every month (varies)
Time: 5pm - 7pm


Panera @ Cotswold Shopping Center
Third Saturday of every month
Time: 1pm-3pm

Fiction/fantasy/paranormal (Twilight Muses)

New Group

Prose/ Fiction

Gaston County
New Group

Newcomers to writing or CWC mixed genre

Plaza Midwood
New Group

flash Fiction

Park Road (Southminster) Second Thursday of every month
Time: 7pm-8pm