San Angelo Writers Club
The San Angelo Writers Club was founded in 1986 to promote fellowship, mutual learning, and support among writers in all media.
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The San Angelo Writers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at First Place, 14 Harris Street, San Angelo, Texas. Coffee and snacks are served at 6:30 pm and the presentations begin at 7:00 pm. Membership is $20.00 per year.
- March 13 – Dana Glossbrenner “Self Promoton and Other Monsters” Dana Glossbrenner, local writer and San Angelo Writers Club President, will discuss way to become visible as a writer – way that become less scary the more you do them! See Dana Glossbrenner’s writers page here.
- April 10 – Program to be arranged. Check back later or join and get on the mailing list!
- Dues are due! – Dues for 2018 ($20.00, $24.00 for families). Some members paid at the Holiday Party. If you haven’t paid, you can pay at any meeting or send us a check by snail mail (see the Membership Page).
- Feburary 22-23, 2018 – The 22nd ASU Writer’s Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton. The featured writer for the 2018 conference will be Brian Turner. See the blog post.
- February 13 – Rev. Janie Kelley. The Rev. Janie Kelley, a San Angelo author, speaker, spiritual coach and ordained minister, will speak to the San Angelo Writers Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13, on how to write for and publish in the genre of spirituality/self-help. A native Texan, Kelley came to San Angelo more than 10 years ago to serve as the minister to Unity Church of San Angelo. In 2012, she created “Living Full-Tilt,” an informative, fun-filled workshop to address the common feeling of scarcity, lack and limitation shared by too many people. Her first book, “Living Full-Tilt, Proven Principles for Living Your Life in Freedom, Joy and Plenty,” was released in 2017 through Balboa Press.
- January 9 – Christi Snow. San Angelo author Christi Snow will bring her insights on the perils and pluses of co-authoring to the San Angelo Writers Club meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9. Snow has 27 published books in various romance genres, writing both as Christi Snow and as one half of the writing duo KB Jacobs. As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. When her husband retired from the Air Force, Christi decided it was time to chase her dream and she started writing. She hasn’t stopped since. Her tagline is: Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After.
- December 21 – Beverly Henderson Book Signing. Beverly will have a meet the author/book signing at the Stephens Central Library on Thursday, December 21 (Artwalk Thursday). For more information, contact Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- December 12 – Holiday party for members and guests. (See the blog post.) The Holiday Party will be held at our usual location, First Place, 14 Harris Street, San Angelo, Texas. Snacks and coffee will be available starting at 6:30 pm and the presentations will begin at 7:00 pm. Members will have an opportunity to talk about their projects and read from their work.
- November 14 – Marcie Bosequett, “Resources for Writers at the Stephens Library.” This is a presentation and tour of the Stephens (downtown) branch of the Tom Green County Library, 33 West Beauregard, San Angelo, Texas. The meeting will be held downstairs where we can socialize and have snacks. Coffee and snacks at 6:30 pm and presentation at 7:00 pm as usual. See you at the library!
- October 10 – Manning Wolfe, “Legal Issues for Authors.” Manning Wolfe is an attorney, blogger, and author. Her latest award-winning book is DOLLAR SIGNS: Texas Lady Lawyer vs Boots King.” Catch up with Manning on her website, manningwolfe.com.
- September 12 – Dr. Chris Ellery, “Literature and Values.” Dr. Ellery teaches courses in creative writing, American literature and film studies at Angelo State University. Among other honors, Ellery won first prize in the eighth biennial X. J. Kennedy Awards for Creative Nonfiction for his memoir, “A Boy of Bethany.” In 2016, he published his fourth book of original poems, this one titled “Elder Tree.”
- July 18 – Meet the Author – Matt de la Pena. The Stephens Central Library is holding a Meet the Author at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, in the library’s third floor Suggs Community Room, 33 W. Beauregard. Brooklyn resident Matt de la Pena, author of children’s books and young adult novels, is the featured guest. His titles include “The Hunted,” “We Were Here” and “Mexican Whiteboy.” He won the 2016 Newberry Medal for “Last Stop on Market Street” and has written two books in Scholastic’s multimedia Infinity Ring series, “Curse of the Ancients” and “Eternity.”
- June 12 – Members of the the club read their recent prose and poetry. A new website (this site) was discussed.
- May 9 – The Art of the Book. John Osterhout, author of The Schnoz of the Rings, a Lord of the Rings parody, discussed how to give the interior of your book a professional look.
- April 11 – Cynthia Jordan, writer and recording artist, discussed her recent Gem Trilogy Pearl, Diamond, and Ruby. Cynthia also discussed her experiences as a writer, publisher, and recording artist.
- March 13 – Laurence Musgrove, writer and professor of English, spoke about the 21st annual Angelo State University Writers Conference featuring Anne Hillerman.
- February 14 – Mike Thompson spoke to the Writers Club about his experiences in writing and publishing. Mike is a prolific writer of western novels. Among his well known novels are Grit, Wolf Point, and the recent The Turbulent Trail.
- January 10 – Stan Denny read and discussed his poetry.