Objectives: 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
Guest Speakers Joe Specht and Greg Young
Upcoming Meetings in 2018
The Abilene Writers Guild began its 48th year on June 1, 2016. If you would like to recommend someone as a speaker, now is the time! Contact Program Chair Barbara Rollins, email@example.com, with your specific suggestions.
Remember, we work on a limited budget! Our speakers receive a small honorarium and a one-year membership. We also have a specific meeting date and time for which speakers must be available.
Barbara would also like to hear from you if you would be interested in presenting a program, or if you have a writing-related subject you would like to learn more about.
February 2018- To be announced
Joe W. Specht is Collection Manager of the McWhiney History Education Group and former director of the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University. In addition to Abilene in Song: The Women There Don’t Treat You Mean (Texas Star Trading Company, 2017), he is also the author of As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls … in song (Prairie Dog Blues Publishing, 2013) and co-editor of The Roots of Texas Music (Texas A&M University Press, 2003) and Abilene Stories: From Then to Now (Abilene Christian University Press, 2013).
Greg Young is Pharmacist-in-Charge, Manager Outpatient Operations at Hendrick Professional Pharmacy. He also writes and plays music on the side as a solo act, with longtime friend Dan Mitchell, and Catclaw Creek. Young has recorded five albums with the most recent being Jump for Joy, a collection of children’s songs, which benefits Hendrick Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. He is also an active part of the music ministry at First Baptist Church in Abilene.
January 25, 2018-
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
Except-- 3rd Thursday in November
No meeting in December
Rose Park Senior Center
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605