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 speaker: Tate Ellison

April 26, 2018

Tate is a local guy who grew up in Abilene and graduated from HSU.  He is a husband, father, Allstate Insurance agent, children's book author, musician, song writer, poet, facilitator of monthly Abilene Bible and Brew meetings, and all around funny guy.  Expect laughter and ridiculousness, then we'll get down to the serious business of refreshments and presenting the annual contest AWARDS!

Guest Speaker- Daina Jurika-Owen

Speaker Penny Klosterman

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, barbara.rollins@gmail.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.

Daina Jurika-Owen is a former refugee resettlement professional and is an academically trained folklorist. A native of Riga, Latvia, Jurika-Owen lives in Abilene. She is the author of a new book, Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives.

Come enjoy hearing her discuss this book and the stories in it.   Visit her website,  www.amayabooks.comor her blog athttps://spiritofabilene.com/tag/daina-jurika-owen/

May 24, 2018

Monthly Meetings

Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.

 Except-- 3rd Thursday in November

           No meeting in December

Rose Park Senior Center
Classroom B
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605

            Visitors Welcome!

March 22 - Annual Awards Event

Abilene Writers Guild

AWG's own Penny Klosterman, local children's book author,
("There was an old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight")
will present our April program.  Winners of the Writing Contest
for Children will also be announced.  Join us for a fun program,
refreshments and awards!