If you are interested in organizing a critique group or writing circle in your area contact our Critique Group Director, Glenn Lazar Roberts, at

Monday Night Virtual Group: A virtual critique group using Cisco Webex on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Fern Brady at for details and for seat availability. (FULL=no spots currently available)

Monday Night – Sugarland: Every Monday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Muhammad Tareque leads the group at Black Walnut café in the Courtyard at First Colony Mall. Contact Tareque at for details. (OPEN=spots available.)

Monday Night – Inner Loop: Ollie Stevenson hosts a group at Cafe Express @ 3800 Southwest Fry, next to Joel Olsteen's church from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact Ollie Stevenson for information and directions at (OPEN)

Tuesday Night - Energy Corridor – This critique group is for Poetry. It meets at Café Express located at 1111 Eldridge Parkway from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. To join this group and for further details, email the leader, Andrea Walton, at  (OPEN)

Wednesday Night – Meyerland: Carla Conrad hosts a weekly group in the Rice Village from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Contact Carla at (OPEN)

Wednesday Night – Energy Corridor: Frank Chambers hosts this group at Ninfa’s restaurant off of Memorial Between Eldridge and Dairy Ashford every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Contact him at for information. (FULL)

Wednesday Night – The Woodlands: Lara Gwinn hosts a group at her house every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Contact (OPEN)

Thursday Day Group – Westchase area: Mark Andersen hosts a day group from 10 am to 1 pm on Thursdays. Contact for details. (FULL)

Thursday Day Group – Sugarland: Amy Lary leads a daytime group weekly starting at 10:00 am. The group meets in members’ homes. Contact Amy Lary at for details. (OPEN)

Thursday Night – Beltway 8/Westpark: Fern Brady hosts a genre group for scifi/fantasy/paranormal/horror writers meeting at Tracy Gee Community Center, every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, all sub-genres welcome. Contact (FULL)

Thursday Night – Spring-Willowbrook: Monica Stanton hosts this group at her home from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Contact her at (OPEN)

Thursday Night – Kingwood/Humble area: This group meets at Starbucks in Kingwood, 2515 Green Oak Drive, every first and third Thursday of each month. All genres welcome. Contact Greg Kelso at (OPEN)

Thursday Virtual Group: this virtual critique group meets weekly using Cisco Webex on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Fern Brady at for details. (OPEN)

Friday Night Group – SW Houston Inner Loop: Glenn Lazar Roberts hosts a scifi/Speculative Fiction group at his home every other Friday, 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Contact Glenn at (OPEN)

Saturday – Westchase area: Sharon Raymond hosts a Memoir writers’ group once a month at La Madeleine at 10001 Westheimer, near Beltway 8, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. On break till September. For more information, contact Brenda at (OPEN)

Tier 2 Critique Groups: HWG is organizing groups of three writers each for higher level critiques, requires one or more completed works, these meet at various times and places. Contact Mark Andersen at, or Fern at (OPEN)