Springfield Writers’ Guild MeetingApril 24

“Playing with My Writer’s Blocks”

A Freewriting Workshop

with Dr. Jeanetta Chrystie

Saturday, April 24 – 10:00-noon

Business meeting to follow

Jeanetta Chrystie, ThD, PhD

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Join in any time after 9:30 a.m.

Freewriting is a method of creating writing in which the writer’s stream of consciousness is captured by pen, PC, or dictation, without reflecting to evaluate. It may result in sentences, sentence fragments, and single words. It is often used to begin a writing session to “print the pump” or to move a writer past a period of writer’s block. 



All Zoom meetings have been recorded and are found on the Members Only tab above.

Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2021!

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!

A Message from the President

Between the Pages Writers Conference, set for June 2021 in Springfield, has been moved to 2022 due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.  The BTP Board of Directors is comprised of the Springfield Writers’ Guild, Ozark Romance Writers, and Sleuth’s Ink Board of Directors. We have put together a virtual mini-conference to be held on June 19, 2021 with many of the same speakers. Find more information below and on the BTP website.

As always, be sure to check your email, newsletter, SWG website, Facebook pages, and other communication venues for further updates. 

Write on, SWG.  Write on!
Chris Keller
SWG President



After much discussion, the Between the Pages board has come to the difficult decision to postpone the conference to 2022 out of a concern for public health and safety.

We’re going to level with you—we want this event to be beyond phenomenal and in an environment where attendees can focus on the programs and presentations, outside of the shadow of the pandemic. There is too much uncertainty at this point for us to confidently move forward with a 2021 conference date.

But we’re not going to leave you hanging! We’re putting together a free virtual program for Saturday, June 19, 2021 to whet your appetite for next year. The event is FREE, but you must sign up in order to get the Zoom link. Sign up here

Thank you to everyone for understanding and helping us do our part to protect public health and safety.

The Between the Pages Board

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


15 Responses to Home

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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:

    Hello I’m Mia Huskisson I’m an aspiring writing working towards becoming an author Would you allow me to observe a meeting to see if your group might be a good fit for me?


    • 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.


  7. Shirley Fox says:

    I am close to completing a non-fiction book. I’m 86, so I don’t expect it to be the first of many. I know zip about getting a book edited and printed. I need to engage someone who will help me these things. How should I go about finding the help I need?


  8. Vernon Holliday says:

    I would like to come and what you guys can teach me about writing I’m just starting and I need all the advice I can get thanks


    • You are welcome to join our writers’ group at any time. We will begin meeting again in January. Keep checking the SWG website for information, or look on our Facebook page – Look for Springfield Writers Guild forum. Our group is diversified with young, old, men, women, published, and beginners.


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