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IMPORTANT NEWS!

  • Brown Bag Sessions: Join us after our Saturday morning meetings for 30-90 minute discussions of interest to writers. August 2: critique group etiquette and responsibilities. Bring a lunch or dash out to pick something up – sessions begin about 12:30 pm.
  • The 32nd SouthWest Writers Annual International Writing Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced August 1.
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Upcoming Meetings

Members free, guests $10, students $5


Saturday, August 2, 10:00 am – noon
How to Adapt Your Book for Hollywood and Still Like Yourself in the Morning
— Alisa Valdés


Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Taking Control of Your Narrative
— Tanaya Winder


Saturday, September 6, 10:00 am – noon
An Author’s Guide to Copyright:
From Gutenberg to Google

— John Byram, Director UNM Press


Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
New Life for an Old Book:
The Reissue of Dissonance

— Lisa Lenard-Cook


Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am – noon
How to Write Short Stories
(Not that I know the secret)

— David Edgerley Gates


Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Inspiration: Finding Your M.O./Muse/Mojo/Magic/Motivation
— Johnny Boggs


Classes & Workshops


CLASS ♦ Who’s There? Inviting Vivid Characters, Seeing Through Their Eyes
with Betsy James
Wednesdays beginning June 11
8 sessions, 5:45 – 7:45 pm


WORKSHOP ♦ That’s My Baby!
A Gathering for Picture Book Critique

with Betsy James
Saturday, September 6, 1:30 – 4:30 pm


WORKSHOP ♦ Websites for Writers
with Loretta Hall
Saturday, September 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


CLASS ♦ Strangeness: Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worlds on the Bias
with Betsy James
Wednesdays beginning October 1
6 sessions, 5:45 – 7:45 pm

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