SGWL Member Meetings** are a time of learning and networking for aspiring and established writers. They feature a speaker and are held the first Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00pm. Attendees are invited to join in 30 minutes early for social time. Meetings last one hour. Visitors are always welcome and may attend two Thursday meetings without paying dues.
Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.
Summer Meetings, July and August, will be remote, ZOOM, only. In-person and remote hybrid monthly meetings will resume in September. That meeting, and the rest of the 2022 regular meetings, will be at the Georgetown Public Library in the Friends Room.
Member and Visitors who need assistance meeting remotely, contact the ZOOM ADMINISTRATOR.
Go to SPEAKERS for 2022 section of this website to see the full years schedule of exciting Member Meetings and Seminars.
Tuesday Special Seminars will continue to be held on-line only.– Visitors are welcome to attend the seminars to be held one Tuesday per month after paying a $15 fee per session. The Tuesday meetings do not apply to the ‘visit twice before joining’ rule.
Visitor Fee. You will receive a link to the Seminar after payment is verified.
ANNOUNCING THE SUMMER WRITING CONTEST IS CHANGED TO THE FALL WRITING CONTEST! DETAILS ON THE CONTESTS PAGE !
THE JULY MEETING WILL BE REMOTE ONLY ON THURSDAY JULY 7TH . Our guest speaker will be: JENNIFER SLATTERY presenting “BUILDING A STRONG INCREASING PLATFORM”
Jennifer Slattery is a multi-published author and speaker who’s spoken to women’s groups, churches, and conferences across the nation. Named the Arise Daily Writer for 2019 by the Advanced Speakers and Writers Association, she’s used her gift of writing in numerous capacities, from novel and freelance writing to creating curriculum and Bible studies. She developed pilot programs for Christ to the World Ministries, providing writer’s guidelines, performing editing duties, and writing Bible studies, Bible leaflets, radio dramas, and scripting in-studio broadcasts. She’s a regular contributor to ibelieve where she writes articles of interest to women. She’s also lead host of the Faith Over Fear podcast and cohost, with Grace Fox, of the Your Daily Bible Verse podcast.
As a former acquisitions editor with LPC and a former freelance publicist, she has experience with platform building from numerous angles and loves sharing what she’s learned with others. You can find her at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutloud.com.
TUESDAY JULY 12TH – SPECIAL SEMINAR – Rachel Hauck will present “The Story Equation”
THE STORY EQUATION. Stories are about ordinary characters on an extraordinary journey. The Story Equation, or the SEQ, helps you build dynamic characters with a strong internal and external journey. Every author needs the SEQ in their storyteller toolbelt.
Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
A double RITA contest finalist, and a Christy and Carol Award Winner, her book, Once Upon A Prince, first in the Royal Wedding Series, was filmed for an Original Hallmark movie. Two more of her titles are under film contract. Rachel has also been awarded the prestigious Career Achievement Award for her body of original work by Romantic Times Book Reviews.
A retired member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Executive Board, she teaches workshops and leads worship at the annual conference. She is a past Mentor of The Year awardee for the organization.
In the real world, she’s a wife, writer, worship leader, and works out semi-enthusiastically at the gym. A graduate of Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with a degree in Journalism, she’s a former sorority girl and devoted Ohio State football fan. Her bucket list includes standing on the sidelines with Ryan Day. She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.
MEMBERSHIP POLICY (effective 4-15-22)
Membership in the League is calculated on the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. All memberships, new or renewing, will be converted to this procedure beginning on the effective date shown above.
Persons joining/renewing through September 30, 2022 will pay the annual fee for the remainder of 2022, and then be expected to pay the annual fee again on January 1, 2023 to put the member into the proper calendar year mode.
Persons joining/renewing October 1 – December 31, 2022 will be given a grace period for those three months. Their annual fee paid upon joining/renewing will be credited to them for 2023 to put them into the proper calendar year.