Abilene Writers Guild
P.O. Box 2562
Abilene, Texas 79604
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
November - 3rd Thursday
December - no meeting
Senior Citizens Ctr
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605
About Abilene Writers Guild
The Abilene Writers Guild is an organization of writers, both professional and beginning, who meet monthly for education, sharing, and encouragement. Membership opportunities include contests, critique groups, and sharing of information.
To study methods of writing and research,
To develop our talents as writers,
To promote interest in writing, and
To encourage our fellow writers at all times.
Abilene Writers Guild Bylaws
Our Life Members
- Stewart Caffey
- Nancy Masters
- Laura Thaxton
Life members gain the status by gift from the membership as a whole, by paying a one time fee of $600, by receiving the honor as a gift from another, or by reaching the age of 90 while a member of AWG.
- President: Sharon Ellison (2014)
- Executive VP: TBA
- Program VP: Sheryl Nelms (2014)
- Secretary: Kay Talley (2014)
- Treasury: Gail McMillan (2013)
- Board member: Nancy Forbis-Stokes (2014)
- Board member: John Matthews (2014)
- Board member: David Dodge (2013)
- Board member: TBA
- Alternate: TBA
*TBA (to be appointed by the board)
The History of Abilene Writers Guild
The Abilene Writers Guild has grown in size and scope. Formed in May, 1969, the organization met in the home of the first president, Juanita Zachry, then in the residences of other members. We soon outgrew houses and met over the first ten years at various places including the Abilene Savings Building, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, and a few times at the Junior League Building. Juanita Zachry was president until June, 1978.
The Guild bought a building on Hickory Street in 1980. The old laundromat became a proper meeting place as members spent many hours bringing it to their standards. They could hardly have known, though, that twenty years later it would be too small for the group. Dynamic growth in the last ten years has resulted in an organization of over one hundred members from Abilene, other cities throughout Texas, and several other states. The web site has brought writers from much farther afield, and together we work to achieve our objectives. If you're not a member, we have room and possibilities awaiting you.