If you are interested in organizing a critique group or writing circle in your area contact our Critique Group Director, Clio Lang, 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.)

Tuesday Night – Inner Loop: Ollie Stevenson hosts a group at Cafe Express @ IHOP, 2515 Southwest Frwy, 77098 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact Ollie Stevenson for information and directions 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)

Every other Wednesday : At Theo's restaurant (812 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006) from 6:30 to 9:00 pm lead by Rona Train contact email at (FULL)

Thursday - Virtual Critique Group: from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm lead by  Leroy Ussery 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 – INNER LOOP: Jean Nunnally leads a daytime group weekly starting at 10:00 am. The group meets in members’ homes. Contact Jean Nunnally at for details. (OPEN)

Thursday Night – Beltway 8/Westpark: Mack Little 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 (OPEN)

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 2nd 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 Alex Perry at for details. (OPEN)

Thursday Night – Freed-Montrose Library: This group meets at Freed-Montrose Library 4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, the 2nd Thursday of the month (once a month) 6:30-7:30. All nonfiction genres welcome. Contact Nadine Szablya at . (OPEN)

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