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Memoir Conference

Saturday, September 12.
Tell your story as only you can, and bring your memories to life. Check out the Conference page.

Bimonthly Contest

The current contest closes Sept. 30. Go to the Contest page for details. See a list of the 2015 Bimonthly Winners here.

Author Pages

Author Pages are here!
If you’re a current SWW member, enter your information through the online submission form.


Other News

Rogue Writers—a new SWW branch—meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Aux Dog Theatre near UNM, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE. See the meeting details below, highlighted in blue, and on our Meetings page. Click here for directions.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are free. Donations accepted.


Saturday, September 5, 10:00 am – noon
That’s A Great Idea…So What’s the Story?
— Robert E. Vardeman


Tuesday, September 8, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
What an Editor Looks for in a Manuscript
— Elise McHugh


Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Learn to Write to Your Strengths
— Kate Braverman


Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am – noon
I Stayed Up Until Four AM: Creating and Maintaining Suspense
— Robin Perini


Tuesday, October 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
Technical Can Be Creative
— Juan Aranda


Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Myth in Writing
— Shari Tarbet


Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am – noon
Topic to Be Announced
— Sharon Oard Warner


Tuesday, November 10, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
Screenwriting Demystified
— Stanley Ray


Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Topic to Be Announced
— Grace LaBatt


Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am – noon
The Devil’s Due—Must We Sell Out to Sell?
— Lois Ruby


Tuesday, December 8, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
Topic & Speaker to Be Announced


Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
No Tuesday Meeting Due to the Holidays—See You Next Year!


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Brown Bag Sessions

Join us after our Saturday morning meetings for 30+ minute discussions of interest to writers. Bring a lunch— sessions start about 12:30 pm.

  • September 5: Developing a Strong Online Presence
    with Zack Wheeler
  • October 3: No BBS—click here for information about Sarah Bakers’ workshop.
  • November 7: Topic To Be Announced
  • December 5:
    Poetry: Slam, Spoken Word, Rap with Gayle Lauradunn

Classes & Workshops


CLASS ♦ Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal
♦ with Loretta Hall
Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
4 weeks, beginning August 8

WORKSHOP ♦ Giving Voice to the People in Your Head
♦ with Sarah H. Baker
Saturday, October 3, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

CLASS ♦ Weirdness: Writing the Shadow Season
♦ with Betsy James
Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:45 pm
6 weeks, beginning October 15

WORKSHOP ♦ Websites for Writers
♦ with Loretta Hall
Saturday, October 17, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


What classes and workshops would you like to see offered this year? Contact our Class/Workshop Coordinator at SWWriters@juno.com to let us know.

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