Critique Groups

Can’t find a critique group that’s in your area or in your genre? Start one of your own!

Looking for help with a writing project? Want to improve your craft?

Join a Critique Group!

Small, personal critique groups can be the best way to improve your writing.

If you’re new to critique, joining an existing group is usually the best approach. You can later branch out and establish a new group that may better suit your needs. That said, if you can’t find a group that works for you or if the ones you try don’t fit your needs – start a group!

Willamette Writers can help promote your group.

Critique groups information is maintained by the local chapters. Some chapters maintain a page for local critique groups where they list the groups we know about as well as the contact info for open groups and for groups accepting new members. Other chapters are establishing their list.

In addition, open spots and new groups are announced through Willamette Writers’s general communications and through the local chapters.

Groups by Location – Add Your Group!

Click the relevant link to view groups in your area:

For a group that specifically helps you get connected with critique groups in Portland, OR, please check out our friends at 9 Bridges.

If you’d like to start a critique/writing group or advertise your group, please contact your chapter (contact info available in the links above); if you are too far from a chapter, please contact our office.

We Are Looking for Local Critique/Writing Groups Coordinators

Would you like to help coordinate critique groups or other writers groups in your area? We’d love your help! Please complete our volunteer application form and check critique groups coordination as your area of interest; you can also contact your local chapter chairs.