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

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Workshop and Luncheon
March 25, 2017

Rickey E. Pittman, the Bard of the South, is a storyteller, author, and folksinger. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, historical reenactments, restaurants, banquets, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. He has four music CD’s: Bard of the South (2011), The Minstrel Boy (2012), and A Lover’s Ghost (2012), Osceola & Foster (2013).

Location: First Baptist Church, 1333 North 3rd St., Abilene Texas  Enter the Dining Room door nearest North 2nd and Hickory  

Workshop Speaker 9:00-12:00 AM:  Rickey Pittman  “Bard of the South” 


Workshop Registration opens at 8:30 AM on March 25. Workshop begins at 9:00 AM. Lunch starts about noon followed by the contest awards ceremony 

The AWG annual workshop and luncheon is open to all who are interested, regardless of whether or not that person entered the annual contest, is a member of the Guild, or is even a writer. All our monthly meetings and workshop speakers are professionals in their fields from around the country, and their information is fresh and informative.

AWG Workshop / Luncheon Registration Form

Your Name: ___________________________________ Phone: _____________________ 

Address: ________________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________

Number of WORKSHOP AND LUNCHEON reservations            # ____ x $ 40 each = $_________ Number of WORKSHOP ONLY reservations                              # ____ x $ 30 each = $_________

Number of LUNCHEON ONLY reservations                              # ____ x $ 12 each  = $_________   (Luncheon reservations accepted until March 23, 2017)                  TOTAL enclosed = $_________

This Project is supported by a grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, HeARTS for the ARTS, the Abilene Arts Alliance, the City of Abilene, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Come join us! We would love to meet you!  You may mail a check to either address below, or make your reservation by phone and pay at the door. 

Call Gail McMillan at 325-529-3885 or 325-338-0348 (leave a message if necessary) 

Make Check or Money Order payable to: Abilene Writers Guild  

Gail McMillan

419 Meadow Lane

Abilene, TX 79602

Abilene Writers Guild 

P.O. Box 2562 

Abilene, TX 79604

Abilene Writers Guild