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Local Writer's Groups

Local Writer's Groups


North Omaha Writers Group: Location: 30th and Bondesson (Florence Library) Meet every Tuesday 12pm to 4pm. This is a critique group for poems, fiction writing, and screenwriting. Participants are encouraged to follow the rules of the group. You may bring your own snack. Contact person: Lillian Armstrong.

Alternative Book Club: They meet at Panera's 13410 Maple Street in Omaha, NE every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm except holidays. CLOSED GROUP but thinking about starting another group if there is enough interest. In the last two years they have published four books.  They write chapters, then share drafts for editing and review.  Contact person: Keith Jones.

Nebraska Novelists: They meet every Friday at UNO's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Bring 6—8 pages to read and be critiqued. Contact Cathy R at:      

Fine Lines Critique Group: Meet every third Thursday at Concierge Marketing, 4822 South 133rd. 6.30 pm to 8.30  bring copies of 6—8 pages to be read/ critiqued by members of the group   This is a branch of the literary quarterly but not restricted in membership  Essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction are welcome. Contact Ellie B at:   

The Omaha Night Writers:  Meet every fourth Sunday from 1-3 pm at Nebraska Methodist College 720 N 87th St. Use the Clark Bldg. entrance and go to Room 3213

At present, we do 15 pages single spaced. Two writers present each month. The pages are emailed ahead of time & then writers are to review and then post. If you cannot attend, you should still email your feedback to the writer's posting. At this time, RYAN NORRIS is handling the administrative needs. Fiction & some Non-fiction. This is an open group

Legends Writer's Group: Meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 at Legend's Coffee & Comics on 52nd & Leavenworth in Omaha. This is an open group. We read pages aloud. We do Fiction, Non-Fiction & Scripts. 

The Coffee Klatch: Meets on Friday mornings at 9:30 am, every other Friday. We submit pages a week of ahead of time & meet at DO Space in Omaha. This is a closed group

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: My critique group with them is a well-established, closed group. I suppose you can consider me the contact since I'm the only one who has ties to this group. We meet every other Sunday at 6:30 at the Oakview Barnes and Noble.  Contact Dawn Ford

Realm Makers: A Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy group. This is their first year as a membership-led group. To join the critique groups, you must become a member of Realm Makers, and RM can be found online here or on Facebook here. This group is strictly for Sci-Fi/Fantasy but also includes supernatural and horror genres as well, both for the Christian markets and for the ABA. Scott and Becky Minor are the founders of Realm Makers, and Jason Joyner is their critique group director. This group includes all ages in their genres-- children, YA, and adult. All critique groups work differently according to their leader's guidelines, but they are established through Slack (an online file sharing/messaging app, kind of like a virtual office). My group is now full and closed, but there are numerous groups  Contact Dawn Ford

Nebraska Writers Workshop:

Weekly meetings:  Wednesday evenings
Where: Baright Public Library, 5555 South 77th Street, Ralston
A free, weekly meeting of writers helping writers. We encourage everyone to actively participate, whether by reading excerpts of your works-in-progress, participating in peer-to-peer reviews, or teaching a lesson.

Omaha Screenwriters: Potential members must submit first 10 pages of a script to be considered  Professional group  every Sunday at Panera's on Maple in Omaha at 1130

North Omaha Summer Arts Writing Group (NOSA) also occasionally meets outside of summer   They do writing exercises and critique  Wed evening 6pm to 8 pm at Trinity Lutheran  contact Pamela Jo Berry 402.502.4669

Wordsowers Christian Writers (WCW)
Monthly meetings: The fourth Thursday each month 
Place: Swanson Library, 90th and Dodge, Omaha
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Presentations by different presenters/topics each month. (Check the website.)
Critique Groups meet monthly. Email for time and locations. 

What’s Your Story: The Healing Power of Words invites you to create and explore innovative meanings of health and sickness. This group meets on the first Saturday of every month, from 1000-1200,  where we write our experiences into existence. We will be meeting via Zoom for the foreseeable future. General Information: This writing program is free and open to any interested person. Please contact Cynthia at for more information.


The Local Muse: CLOSED GROUP Meets in Seward on Tuesdays. Contact Lisa Kovanda

Writer's Group: Meets every Wednesday evening at 7:30 until about 9:30. We meet in the Parrish Projects, on the second floor of 1410 O Street, Lincoln, NE. The studio is called The Aliens

It is a workshop where we copy what people bring, pass it out, and then give feedback, notes, edits, etc. It is also appreciated if people bring copies themselves. There tends to be around 10 people who show up but sometimes there are as many as 17. So bring as many copies as you would like.

Contact Kyle Brosnihan or 402.984.8454

Lincoln Chaparral Poets: Meets the 4th Monday of every month Sept. - June at 7PM, Gregs Restaurant  1202 N. Cotner Blvd. We are a fun group with a monthly newsletter and do writing at the meeting.

Write Stuff: Meets monthly and is generative (also CLOSED)

Eagle Literary Society (also CLOSED)


Small, open unnamed group in Neligh  contact Tammy Marshall  3rd Wed of the month, 6 pm at the library, bring whatever and copies to share with the members


Inland Se Writers (has Facebook group)  meets on the first and third Wednesdays at Hinze Chiropractic in Mc Cook


Tuesday Grand Island Writers (CLOSED GROUP, by invitation only) meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month; meeting place varies; the second Tuesday, 3 writers present excerpts for critique, on the fourth Tuesday meeting, the group discusses writing, printing, and business essentials; contact  Emmily Woodward,


Albion Area Writing Club  3rd Thursday—date, time and place on Facebook    usually have an assignment, a lesson, discuss WIP and ask for critiques   contact Twylla Crosby


Hastings Writers Forum: They meet the second Saturday of every month, 2pm at the Hastings Public Library.

Online Beta Readers and Critique Group for NWG Members:

On Facebook: Click this link to join the online group. This is the main beta reading group. If you want to seek for a critique partner, post in there. Or ask about individual groups that are genre centered.


Muse Maintenance Writing Group
A weekly virtual gathering of poets of all levels to inspire and motivate each other toward your
personal writing goal. Think of this as your weekly jolt of confidence for hitting your writing
goals mixed in with a little fun. Free and open to all Nebraska Poetry Society members. Reserve
your spot here:

Poetry Feedback Forum
​Monthly virtual opportunity to gain valuable feedback on your poems. We provide insights for
the poet to feel inspired and equipped with ideas to strengthen their work and not just a list of
edits to make. Free and open to all Nebraska Poetry Society members. Reserve your spot here:

Online Beta Reading Group