On the first Thursday of each month, SAWG holds a general meeting at 7:00 p.m. A typical agenda includes welcoming new members and visitors, sharing good and bad news, notification of upcoming events, Guild business, and a program - most often a professional writer speaking on topics of interest to the group.
Visitors are welcome. Our Board of Directors meeting is at 6:00, and members may sit in on that meeting as well.
May 4, 2017
Our May meeting will feature Arianne "Tex" Thompson speaking on the "Seven Deadly First Page Sins." Tex is a home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede. Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.com
Previous Speakers at SAWG Meetings:
EVA POHLER - "HOW TO BUILD YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM"
Eva Pohler is the Amazon bestselling author of The Gatekeeper's Saga, The Purgatorium Series, The Vampires of Athens Series, and The Mystery Book Collection. After teaching writing and literature at a university for over twenty years, she now writes full time in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three teenagers.
DENNIS BLOCKER, PACIFIC WAR HISTORIAN
Historical research and turning a family's quest for answers into a book which has earned rave reviews. Dennis is the Pacific War Historian for the National Landing Craft Infantry Association and is a researcher affiliated with the National Museum of the Pacific War. Dennis has also worked for the last 18 years in San Antonio area Emergency Rooms as a medic. He and his wife Valerie, who is a Registered Nurse, reside in San Antonio, Texas where they are raising three wonderful children, a dog, two rabbits and three fish.