2019 Meeting Schedule

TGCW meets the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. Meetings are held at the RC Miller Public Library, 1605 Dowlen Rd., Beaumont, TX  77706. Come join us!

2019 Meeting Schedule

January 26 - Due to the MLK holiday, the library will be closed for our regularly scheduled weekend. We will meet instead on the 26th for - New plans, opportunities, formatting, and more.

February 16 - 

March 16 - 

April 20 -

May 18 - 

June 15 - 

July 20 - 

August 17 - 

September 21 - 

October 19 - 

November 16 

December 21 - Christmas cheer and planning for 2020.

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 20 - New plans, opportunities, formatting, and more.

February 17 - Merrilynn Williams will offer a short lesson, followed by directed writing practice and work on submissions for the next FIRST LINE magazine with the prompt: "I wanted you to be the first to know," Rowan tentatively confided in me." 

March 17 - Members who attend the Jambalaya Writers Conference will share their favorite lessons and memories from the event. Writing practice and critiques will follow.

April 21 -- In honor of National Poetry month, this meeting will be dedicated to writing poetry in all forms. Merrilyn Williams and Dorothy Clover will lead this poetry share.

May 19 - Sylvia Ney will talk about "Setting Goals and Writing Short".

June 16 - Dianne Ellis and Melinda Pouncey will lead the lesson on rewriting and proofreading. Visitors from Vidor Pet Quarterly.

July 21 - Member Critiques and reviewing submission guidelines.

August 18 - M. Williams will share valuable tips and stories from the SFA Writers workshop led by the Writers League.

September 15 - Member readings and critiques.

October 20 - Member news, critiques, and work on individualized projects with support.

November 17 - Becka Oliver, agent, from Austin Texas League of Writers will be speaking on "Understanding Publishing Today".

December 15 - Christmas cheer and planning for 2019.

2017 Meeting Schedule

January 21 - Merrilynn Williams will lead a short exercise after leading discussion and business of group plans for 2017.

February 18 - Sylvia Ney on writing Scifi.

March 18 - Dianne Ellis on news from Jambalaya Writer's Conference

April 15 - Poetry workshop with Elzadia Meguess. (This meeting will be held at the Apostolic Church at 3333 Eastex Freeway since the library is closed for Easter weekend.)

May 20 - Sylvia Ney on "Being a Prolific Writer" - Market news, Writing Practice, and Critiques.

June 17 -  Linda Whittington Hurst is an award winning author and illustrator. You can see more: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Whittington-Hurst/e/B00CEGECJ8

June 24 - Second annual "The Write Support". For more information:  http://tgcwriters.blogspot.com/2017/04/2nd-annual-write-support.html

July 15 - Workshop and Critiques

August 19 - Rachel Windham writes nonfiction, inspirational, and childrens books. You can learn more about her at:  http://www.rachelwindham.com/

September 16Markets, Writing Practice, and Critiques

October 21 - Linda Todd is an award-winning poet and fiction writer. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Linda+Todd
Our October speaker had to cancel. Merrilynn Williams will speak instead.

November 18 - Workshop and Critiques

December 16 -  Markets, Prep for 2018, and Critiques

 2016 Meeting Schedule

January 16- Writing workshop

February 20- First Drafts: Critique & Share

March 19- Speaker

April 16- Writing workshop

May 21- First Drafts: Critique & Share

June 18- Speaker

July 16- Writing workshop

August 20- First Drafts: Critique & Share

September 17- Speaker

October 15- Writing workshop

November 19- First Drafts: Critique & Share

December 17-  Speaker

** Stay tuned for the latest updates on our annual summer Mini-Conference 2016!**

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2015 Meeting Schedule

January 12 - Membership, dues, news, inspiration 

February 9 - Workshop, Facilitator-- Laurie Kolp 

March 9 - Speaker: Jennifer Williams- Blogging

April 13 - Sylvia Ney- “Giving Agents, Editors and Publishers What They Want”

May 11 - Speaker: Birma Castle- Poetry 

June 8 - Workshop, Facilitator-- Merrilyn Williams 

July 13 - Speaker: Ey Wade- Publishing 

August 8- Mini-workshop 

September 14 - Speaker: Donna Smithers Sheperis- Grant writing 

October 17 - Workshop, Facilitator-- Dr. Carol Weishampel

November 21 - Speaker: TBA

December 14 -  Christmas Party

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2014 Meeting Schedule

January 13 - Frances Collins: Her journey to publication.

February 10 - Arlon Davis: www.texasmanproductions-com.webs.com
February 22 -   TGCW workshop. For more information: http://www.texasgulfcoastwriters.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

March 10 Rebecca Stark Nugent: Author of "If the Devil Had a Wife"

April 14 - Ben Lee "The Mechanics of Writing: the Nuts and Bolts"

May 12 - Dr. Jerry Craven - Professor of Lamar University Press will be talking about the "Benefits of using a University Press" and "Lamar Submissions".

June 9 - Laurie Kolp - She will be discussing poetry and her road to publication. Her book Upon the Blue Couch, released in April.

July 14 - Writing workshop, and critiques of your WIP.

August 11 - Mark Yost will speak on "Finding the Right Publisher".

September 8Birma Castle - She will speak on lucidity in poetry.

October 13Gretchen Johnson - She will speak on short stories. Vote for 2015 officers.

November 10  - Group share, discussion, workshop, and critiques. Come with your questions, work, whatever you want to share/learn from each other.

December 8 - Christmas Party

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