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Local Writer's Groups

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. Keith@alternativebookclub.com.

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: ghr57@cox.net      

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: ellybiederman@gmail.com   

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, Lee Bachand leebach_2000@yahoo.com 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   dawnford001@gmail.com

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     dawnford001@gmail.com

Nebraska Writers Workshop:  Wed—Baright Library in Ralston

1730—1800 for teens  after 1800 adults

www.nebraskawritersworkshop.org

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. 

LINCOLN/SEWARD

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    kylebrosnihan@gmail.com 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)

NELIGH

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

MCCOOK

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

GRAND ISLAND

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 Brett Brockman,  brockman.bret@gmail.com.

ALBION  

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   tccrowsnest@gmail.com

HASTINGS

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.

Online Beta Reading Group