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News Update

  • Starting in May, Rogue Writers — a new SWW branch — will meet monthly on the second Tuesday at Aux Dog Theatre near UNM, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE. See their meeting details below, highlighted in blue, and on our Meetings page. Click here for directions.
  • Author Pages are here! If you’re a current SWW member, enter your information through the online submission form.
  • The Bimonthly Contest will resume May 1. Go to the Bimonthly Contest page for rules, topics, and deadlines.
  • The Annual Writing Contest has been cancelled for this year. Please go to the Contest Page for a note from SWW President Rob Spiegel.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are free. Donations accepted.


Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Poetry as Inspiration: A Panel Discussion
— Facilitator: Joanne Bodin


Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am – noon
How to Plot Without Plotting
— Mark Stevens


Tuesday, May 12, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
Getting Into a Monthly Magazine
— Teresa Ewers


Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Landscape: How Setting Creates Identity & Story
— Irene Blea


Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am – noon
Storytelling: It’s Harder Than You Think
— Kirk Ellis


Tuesday, June 9, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
How to Screw Up Your Writing Career
— Steve Brewer


Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
OMGWTF?! (Old Mom Geezer Writing Teen Fiction): Cultivating a Voice Other Than Your Own
— Jennifer Ruden


Saturday, July 4, 10:00 am – noon
Online Writing Opportunities –
An Expanding Universe

— Rob Spiegel


Tuesday, July 14, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
How to Choose a Topic for Your Magazine Article
— Melody Groves


Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Topic and Speaker To Be Announced


Saturday, August 1, 10:00 am – noon
How to Turn Your Life into a (Successful) Book…And Not Get Sued
— Jonathan Miller


Tuesday, August 11, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Rogue Writers Meeting
at Aux Dog Theatre
Topic To Be Announced
— Elise Mchugh


Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
A LERA Co-Meeting
Topic To Be Announced
— Jeffe Kennedy


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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.

  • May 2: No BBS — click here for information about Mark Stevens’ workshop.
  • June 6: Tackling the Elusive Art of Poetry
    with Joanne Bodin
  • July 4: Networking Isn’t a Four-Letter Word
    with Joycelyn Campbell

Classes & Workshops


WORKSHOP ♦ Write What You Don’t Know
♦ with Mark Stevens
Saturday, May 2, 12:30 – 2:30 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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