The Abilene Writers Guild celebrated it's 50th birthday at our May 2019 meeting. If you would like to recommend someone as a speaker, let us hear from you. Contact Program Chair Kay Talley at, 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

November 21, 2019- Open Mic

January 23, 2020- James D. Hinson

James D. Hinson (J.D. as he is known to family and friends) graduated from L.I.F.E. Bible College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Los Angeles, California. He is licensed and ordained with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He and his wife, Jan, served as youth pastors in Georgia and Texas and pastored for 32 years including 17 years in Abilene, Texas.

After stepping down from full time pastoral ministry in 2007, J.D. ministers in area churches and conferences across denomination lines.
J.D. and Jan currently reside in Abilene, Texas. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  

Monthly Meetings

Come share with others of the guild a reading from one of your works. This is a great way to encourage fellow writers and give them insight to various genres.

Abilene Writers Guild

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!


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