Welcome

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

Sherrinda Ketchersid is a lover of stories with happily-ever-after endings. Whether set in the past or present, romance is what she writes and where her dreams reside.

Sherrinda lives in north-central Texas with her preacher husband. With four grown children out of the house, she has more time and energy to spin tales of faith, fun, and forever love.

You can find Sherrinda via her website at www.sherrinda.com. Connect with her on TwitterInstagramPinterest, and Facebook. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter HERE.  

Magic is both my passion and my hobby.
I started learning and performing magic at the young age of 11 and it has always been a pleasure to entertain others. My tricky dog assistant, Eli, introduces a new and exciting aspect to my performances. There is a touch of comedy in all of my acts and I always have fun with the audience.

Born in South Carolina to a military family, I've had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Asia, and many parts of the U.S. but I've called Abilene, TX, my home for most of my life. I have been awarded the Texas State Champion trophy and title by the Texas Association of Magicians and attend their annual convention each year with fellow magicians to perform and improve my skills.

I have been in the Abilene Reporter News for driving a car blindfolded, entertaining children at the Hendrick Home for Children, and being cuffed by the Policeman of the Year before escaping under water (see gallery). My performances are always evolving to provide the best entertainment possible and I love leaving my audience in awe.

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!


Come join us as our members share readings of their own work. 

June 27, 2019- Open Mic Night

April 25, 2019- Children's Contest Awards Night- Presented by Jay Zugai

March 28, 2019- David Perkins

Abilene Writers Guild


May 23, 2019- Sherrinda Ketchersid

The Abilene Writers Guild celebrated it's 49th birthday at our May 2018 meeting. If you would like to recommend someone as a speaker, let us hear from you. Contact Program Chair Kay Talley at ktalley1963@gmail.com, with 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.

Kay would also like to hear from you if you would be interested in presenting a program, or if you have a writing-related subject or question that might turn into a good program!


Upcoming Meetings in 2019



Dr. David Perkins received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Harding University, an MBA from the University of Memphis; and a PhD in accounting from Texas A&M. A preacher’s kid, David claims to be from Tennessee, but has lived many different places. He teaches accounting, has taught at Harding and is now completing his 20th year at ACU. He began playing guitar as a hobby while in high school and continues to enjoy playing. He is a talented song writer/singer and willingly shares his talent.