Check out our exciting 2022 schedule of events!

Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.

December Open Mic

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you are a visitor or a member who has lost the instructions sent to members send an email to Tricia Sanders for the link.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

Sign up to read 4 minutes of one of your written works (published or not) (PG-13 or below, please)

Take another 3 minutes to tell about yourself  –  total 7 minutes

If you have nothing to read you can still take 5 minutes to tell us about yourself

(Please time your readings/info to adhere to the guidelines so all can participate)

This fun event is in lieu of a holiday party. Plan to attend and participate.

To sign up for a speaking spot, email SGWLContact@gmail.com and indicate if you will read or just give information about yourself. Requests will be honored in the order received. Early notice will help assure you of a spot.


JANUARY 6, 2022, 6:30-8:00pm

The Role of Minor Characters in Compelling Fiction – Charlotte Gullick

Remembering that each character is at the center of his/her own story, the talk will dive into the power and potential of minor characters and their influence on plot.

Participants will explore how the conflicting desires, fates, and vulnerabilities of secondary characters can ratchet up and refine the overall story tension in their fiction.

Charlotte Gullick grew up in a very rural town in Northern California, among the redwoods and the heavy rains of Mendocino County. She is the first in her family to graduate from college, and she holds a BA in English/Literature, a MA in English/Creative Writing, and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Charlotte writes fiction, memoir, and nonfiction and is Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. Her work has been published in The Rumpus, Brevity, and Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose – Creative Nonfiction. She has won the Evergreen State College Teaching Excellence Award, a NISOD Teaching Award, the Gold Star for Teaching and Mentorship from American Short Fiction, a Colorado Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a Christopher Isherwood Fiction Fellowship, and writing residencies from MacDowell, Ragdale, and San Ysidro.