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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Meetings/Membership

The San Angelo Writers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at First Place, 14 Harris Street, San Angelo, Texas. Meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Coffee and snacks are served at 6:30 pm and the presentations begin at 7:00 pm. Membership is $20.00 per year.

Club Meetings

  • April 9 – Bruce Partain. “Writing About San Angelo for Magazines and Online Markets” Partain is the president and CEO of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce. Partain holds a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University and worked in news media as a photographer, writer and editor before launching his 30-year career as a chamber of commerce executive. His work has been published in Texas Highways, Texas Monthly and The New York Times.
  • June – SAWC Book Signing. This event is in the planning stages. We are planning an event where SAWC members can display, sign, talk about, and sell their books. Watch this space for more details.

Other Events and Announcements

  • Members: Dues are due! You can pay at the meetings or you can go to the Membership Page, download the membership application, and mail it to our P. O. Box.  Your dues pay for our great programming and our website.
  • Events – If you are having a book signing or know of any book events in town, please let the webmaster (webmaster<at>sanangelowritersclub<dot>org) and we can list them here.

Recent Events

  • March 12 – John Osterhout. “Writing the Schnoz of the Rings” John Osterhout will speak about writing parody, humor, and specifically, the writing of the “Schnoz”.  John Osterhout recently retired from Angelo State University where he was a Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is the author of two books, The Schnoz of the Rings and Just Lorem Ipsum. For more information, visit John’s blog, Photography, Books, and Flipped Chemistry.
  • February 12 – Terry Dalrymple. “The Long and Short of Short Story Writing ” A professor of English, Dalrymple holds the John S. Cargile University Professorship. Among his published work is “Love Stories (Sort Of),” a book of short fiction; “Salvation,” a short story collection; “Fishing for Trouble,” a novel for middle readers; and “Texas 5X5: Twenty-Five Stories by Five Texas Writers,” which he co-authored. His stories have been published in dozens of journals and anthologies, and he is the editor of “Texas Soundtrack: Texas Stories Inspired by Texas Music.”
  • January 8, 2019 – Laurence Musgrove. “The Five Causes of Beauty in Poetry.” The Angelo State University professor of English is the author most recently of “One Kind of Recording,” a collection of aphorisms or pithy sayings published in 2017 and “Local Bird,” a poetry collection published in 2015, both by Lamar University Press. He teaches creative writing, composition, literature and comics and gives workshops on visual thinking and drawing, based on his 2011 book “Handmade Thinking.” See the SAWC Laurence Musgrove blog post.
  • Earlier Events – To see events from 2017 and 2018, please go to the Previous Events Page!