The Abilene Writers Guild quietly celebrated its 52nd birthday in May 2021! It was quiet only because Covid still had meeting places shut down.
We look forward to seeing you at our future meetings! AWG desires to present interesting, informative, fun meetings where anyone can learn more about writing.
While AWG operates on a limited budget, our speakers receive a small honorarium and a one-year membership. We also have specific monthly meeting dates and times for which speakers must be available.
Sept. 23, 2021, 7 pm
Why Would You Want to Write Poetry Anyway?
Chuck Webber was born and raised in Texas. The eldest of five, he worked his way to his B.A. and then through Southwestern Seminary for an MDiv. He and his wife have two children, three grands, and he has held 55 assorted jobs from house-parent, pastor, state school chaplain to social worker. Retired but not retired, he currently serves as a part-time chaplain at Hendrick Medical Center.
He has two self-published books: one a modernist take on the stories of Jesus, and one a collection of devotionals. He has been published five times in national periodicals. Chuck says, "I like poetry for the challenge it presents (and for its proclivity toward releasing emotion), but I also write short stories. AWG has been a bonus for me the past five years."
He plans to give us all the opportunity to write; so come ready to be challenged and stretched a bit, especially if you love writing poetry. If you don't think poetry is your 'thing,' you may find it WILL be after his program!
October 28, 2021, at 7 pm
Lessons My Students Taught Me!
Cheryl Mann Bacon served 20 years as chair of the
Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication at ACU. Her teaching load included media writing, feature writing and public relations courses.
In retirement, she is enjoying freelance writing and consulting; she is a regular correspondent for Christian Chronicle and a consulting partner for the Siburt Institute for church ministry.
She says she writes "just enough to pay for plane tickets," although the past year has not allowed for as many plane tickets as she'd like. She also reports spending a significant amount of time with her adult children, their families and her two 'perfect' granddaughters.
November 18, 2021, 7 PM. Members, YOU are the program! Read us some of your writing (or ask someone else to do it for you); 3 minute limit per reading. (Remember, we meet the THIRD Thursday in November due to Thanksgiving!)
December: no meeting
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
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