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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.

Beginning APRIL 7, 2022 All Thursday Member Meetings will be hybrid meetings, in person AND online using the ZOOM app.

The in-person meeting will be held at the **Parks and Recreation Administration Building**, Community Room, 1101 N. College St., Georgetown, TX **Click here for a map and directions **

Member and Visitors who wish to attend remotely online and need assistance, 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.

Special Seminar

Visitor Fee. You will receive a link to the Seminar after payment is verified.

$15.00



OPEN MIC NIGHT”– Thursday June 2nd (hybrid meeting)6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Sign up to read 3 minutes of one of your written works (published or not) (PG-13 or below, please). Either fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplay, or any other author-created written work is acceptable. You may participate in person or online. Spaces to read are limited, so sign up early. DEADLINE for sign-up is FRIDAY, MAY 27th. Sign-up begins immediately

    

     To sign up for a 3 minute speaking spot, email sgwlcontact@gmail.com and give the title of what you plan to read. Also send a brief biography of no more than 125 words. Requests will be honored in the order received. You will be notified when you are officially signed up.  A wait list will be established in case of cancellations. You are requested to cancel at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so a replacement can be found.



Special Seminar — June 14th —- Rebecca Waters presents: “Designing a Business Plan for Your Writing”

Writers write. Authors publish. In this session, Rebecca Waters will walk participants through steps to begin crafting a business plan for their own writing. The talk will include topics such as drafting your mission and vision statement, budgeting your resources, capitalizing on your strengths, and addressing your weaknesses.

Rebecca Waters is an author, speaker, and writing coach. She is the author of two novels, Breathing on Her Own and Libby’s Cuppa Joe. Rebecca’s novella, Courtesy Turn appears in the anthology From the Lake to the River. Rebecca’s stories have appeared in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul collections. Her freelance work has resulted in articles for The Ohio Reading TeacherLanguage Arts, and Home Health Aide Digest. Her latest release, Writing to Publish: A Roadmap to Success, is designed to help writers reach their publishing goals. 



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.