Our Critique Groups

As a collective group, we want to honor your work! We have several different groups and times to choose from—

We are here to inspire, encourage, and motivate each other to do what we love best: write.

Scroll down to learn more about our different critique groups.


Group Leader: Heidi

Meeting time: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month Noon-1:30 pm

Meeting place: at a member's home on La Crosse's South Side

Essence of group: Though small in number, the group is prolific and members include poets, memoirists, novelists, and essayists. Much of the time is devoted to critique and writing support, and prompts are generally in two parts; the first written at the group meeting and the second as a short "take-home" exercise.


Group Leader: Amanda

Meeting time: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Meeting place: Rotating members’ homes

Essence of group: This group truly enjoys the camaraderie of being with writing friends and looks forward to both socializing and working hard to improve their craft. Works in progress range from novels to memoirs, from contest entries to journaling.

The Tuesday Edition

Group Leader: Bonnie

Meeting time: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Meeting place:  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse

Essence of group: Tuesday Edition provides a supportive and welcoming atmosphere that helps all members grow as writers and have fun doing it. We are inspired to write through sharing ideas that spark creativity and knowledge that helps us hone our skills.

New Group: Yet to be Named

Group Leader: Jess

Meeting time: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 7:00 -8:30 pm

Meeting place: Goodwill in Onalaska on Theater Rd.

Essence of group: We are MVWG's newest group and actively recruiting writers looking for a community that is fun and mentoring.

If you are interested in joining one of our critique groups, please email us at