Schedule of Events

Below is the Schedule of Events for 2024 — subject to change. For specifics regarding our events, visit the Meetings page, the Classes page, and the Workshops page.

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Join us for our monthly programs.

Our Regular Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month (in person and Zoom) — 10:00 am to noon — and the fourth Wednesday (Zoom only) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (no Wednesday meeting in December). Workshops are held after our Saturday meetings from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

2024 Meetings & Workshops

July 24 – Wednesday:
Meeting:  Zachry Wheeler – How to Write Good Science Fiction

August 10 – Saturday:
Meeting:  BR Kingsolver – Writing a Series
Workshop:  BR Kingsolver – Self-Publishing

August 28 – Wednesday:
Meeting:  Léonie Rosenstiel – How Jack Canfield Came to Write the Foreword for Legal Protection

September 14 – Saturday:
Meeting:  Kid’s Lit Panel – Laurel Goodluck, Vaunda Nelson, Khadijah VanBrakle, Natalie Linn and Moderator Chris Eboch
Workshop:  Andrea M. Penner – A Gentle Goodbye: Life-Affirming Stories

September 25 – Wednesday:
Meeting:  Neill McKee – From Film and Media Maker to Award-Winning Creative Writer

October 12 – Saturday:
Meeting:  Annual Meeting/40th Anniversary Celebration
Workshop:  No Workshop

October 23 – Wednesday:
Meeting:  Sara Frances – What Judges Look for in Book Contests

November 2 – Saturday:
Meeting:  Antonio Weiss and Jacqueline Murray Loring – On Making Symphony in C-Note
Workshop:  Marilyn Atlas – Creating Non-Stereotypical 3D Characters

November 20 – Wednesday:
Meeting:  Léonie Rosenstiel – AI: Your Best Hope or Your Worst Nightmare?

Visitor/Guest Policy
With the new year comes a return to SWW’s previous policy concerning meeting attendance. We encourage visitors and guests to experience what our award-winning writers’ association has to offer. Since membership dues pay for our outstanding speakers, we request non-members limit their attendance to three meetings, after which we hope they will join SouthWest Writers. Visitors are welcome beyond their first three visits at a cost of $10 per meeting.


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