Meetings

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Member meetings are a time of learning for aspiring and established writers. They feature a speaker, and usually occur the first Thursday of the month in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 410 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626. Click here for location details.

You’re invited to arrive 30 minutes early for social time and stay afterward. Meetings usually last one hour. Visitors are always welcome and may attend two meetings without paying dues.

Have an idea for a topic or speaker at a League meeting? Let us know!

2019 Schedule

  • Jan 3, 7:00 p.m.Georgetown Public Library
    • “Using the 5 Senses in Your Writing”, a writing exercise facilitated by
      SGWL Vice President, D. A. Featherling
  • February 7, 7:00 p.m. – Georgetown Public Library
    • Bruce Judisch, Author, San Antonio, Texas – “Truth in Fiction: How Important Is It?” The author will cover accuracy, authenticity, and plausibility in our writing, leading to research methods.
  • March 7, 7:00 p.m.Georgetown Public Library
    • Cindy Wiegand, Executive Director, GTX Film – “Importance of Good Storytelling.”
  • April 4, 7:00 p.m.Georgetown Public Library
    • Jack Woodville London, Author and Historian, San Antonio, Texas – “Stick to the Story.” The author will cover writing devices that cause readers to not follow what the story is, and how to preclude them
  • May 2, 7:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church
    • Brad Stutzman, Reporter/Columnist/Interim Editor, Williamson County Sun – “Melancholy Paradise: Reflections on a Lifetime of Love, Loss, Laughter and Friends Made Along the Way.” Burnish your credentials in journalism.
  • June 6, 7:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church
    • Mickie Ross, Executive Director, Williamson Museum – “Writing Local History Stories: Tales Waiting to be Told.” True information about interesting occurrences in Williamson County.
  • July 4 – HOLIDAY. No meeting.
  • August 1, 7:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church
    • Detectives Ruben Vasquez and Merideth ‘Holli’ Welborn, Georgetown Police Department – “I Confess!: Adding Realistic Depth to Your Characters.”
  • September 5, 7:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church
    • Becka Oliver, Executive Director, Writer’s League of Texas – “The Agent Search”
  • October 3, 7:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church
    • Vote on revised Bylaws
    • Writing Class/Exercise – “Updating/Creating an Author Bio & Writing Back Cover Copy” – SGWL Member and Author, D. A. Featherling
  • November 7, 7:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church
    • Lila Guzmán, Author and Editor – “Common Mistakes in Fiction Writing”
    • Election of Officers
  • December 5, 6:00 p.m. – Holiday Party, First United Methodist Church. See details here.