The Friday Night Writers’ Group started fourteen years ago, approximately. The original founding members were Debra Davis Hinkle and B. Carter Pittman. They had met at Barnes and Noble in San Luis Obispo eighteen years ago. Christine Taylor overheard a meeting and joined the group fourteen years ago.  Carla Wingenbach is our newest member at three plus years. Helen Sherry is back in the fold as of the summer of 2022.

Over time we have become our toughest critics and greatest supporters.

“Nothing says it better than the Girl Scout song,” when describing our relationships, even if we all weren’t Girl Scouts.

Video by girlscoutsgcnwi2010


Past members include Jim Leonard, Destry Ramey, Shirley Radcliff Bruton, Susan Tuttle and Laurie Woodward, all are great writers and we miss them. Destry Ramey passed away March 30, 2020 and Susan Tuttle passed away June 8, 2021.


Our original website was called Kritique Kritics for about ten years and we don’t wish to delete it altogether so we have merged it with the Friday Night Writers’ Group name.