Sheila Athens will be joining us from Georgia via ZOOM!  Her topic will be:

“Make Your Story Stronger”
Insights from a Book Coach/Developmental Editor

Visitors are welcome to sit in!
Link to meeting will follow shortly


Dial by Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID:



A Message from the President

When I assumed my SWG presidential duties in January, I couldn’t have imagined the life-changing

events we would have to endure this year, and those yet to unfold.  The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected our organization, not to mention our city, state, country, and the World.  When all is said and done, 2020 will be a year not soon forgotten.

Challenging times like these call for patience, innovation, adaptability, and perseverance.  Your SWG leadership has been, and will continue to be, proactive in making the best choices possible to insure a bright future for our organization.

In the days and months ahead, you will be receiving updates about a number of potential changes that could positively impact the SWG.  I am looking forward, with great anticipation, to sharing this information with you as we continue to progress through these most unusual and unsettling times.

As always, we will keep you informed through our SWG email updates, monthly newsletter, website, and Facebook pages.

Write on, SWG.  Write on!

Chris Keller, SWG President


SAME TIME NEXT YEAR: June 18-20, 2021
SAME PLACE: DoubleTree by Hilton
SAME SPEAKER: Steven James

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Between the Pages board has come to the difficult decision to postpone the conference to 2021 out of a concern for public health and safety. We feel it would be irresponsible to host an event with a large number of people in an enclosed space for hours on end. Likewise, we believe that many attendees would be uneasy about attending for this reason.

With the bad news, we have some good. Nearly all of our speakers, including keynote Steve James, have agreed to the new dates. The conference we promised will be delivered, just a year later that we anticipated.

If you registered and chose to reserve your spot for next year: 

Your registration fees and any associated extras will be applied to the 2021 conference, so your seat is saved, and we’ll see you next year.

BTP Writers Con
Ozarks Romance Authors
Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers
Springfield Writers Guild


Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2020!

Yearly dues run from January-November each year (no meeting in December). Pay online with PayPal, or credit card. Fill out your application so we can know you better on the JOIN/RENEW page. New members are encouraged!

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  4. Mindy Lawrence says:

    You have a very nice and informative website. I’ve been away from the Guild for years and just joined again this evening (although I marked “new member”). I’ll be there at the meeting on August 26th–hopefully with something for critique.


  5. Teresa Cox says:

    I have written what I hope to be 2 children’s books but have no idea how to go about having them published. They are written in ryhme and I know they would need illustration. I self published once but that was poetry and wasn’t very successful. I would really like these 2 books to be noticed. Any suggestions on what I should do?


    • Come to our meetings. We have illustrators, editors, and publishers there who will point you in the right direction to finish your books. We meet every fourth Saturday at McAlister’s in Springfield. (See map at bottom).


  6. Mia says:

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    • Anyone is welcome to visit the group at no charge. If you want to become a member, you have that option. The next meeting is at McAlisters (Battlefield and Kansas) on Feb. 22, starting at 11:00 a.m.


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