MEETING ON ZOOM -August 22 – 11:00 am

Marilyn Hope Lake, Ph.D will be joining us via Zoom!

“How to Write Children’s Books – PLUS publishing and marketing tips”

Happy Summer, Writer! Hope you’re making good use of these hot days by finding a COOL place to write! If you haven’t joined us by Zoom yet, we encourage you to give it a try. It’s a seamless way to meet, talk with other writers, and hear our speaker.

Join us anytime after 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY, August 22 – 11:00 a.m.


OR dial by phone: 312-626-6799  [Meeting ID: 891 0968 9769 | Password: 556650]


..and the Guild Goes On…

A Message from the President

Are we ever going to meet in person again? It’s a question I’ve been asked frequently.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented many challenges to our organization, which we, the Springfield Writers’ Guild, have met head-on. As of this writing, we are still scheduled to hold our September 26 monthly meeting, in-person, at The Library Center, our new permanent home.
With the increase of COVID-19 testing in the City of Springfield, everything is still subject to change. Given the mask ordinance the City passed this month, we may be required to wear masks and observe social distancing requirements at a few of our future in-person meetings. Come what may, we will do whatever it takes to make these meetings happen.

That said, our Zoom meetings have gone well and will continue, as needed. As always, we will keep you informed through your SWG email updates, monthly newsletter, website, and Facebook pages.

Write on, SWG. Write on!

Chris Keller, SWG President


June 18-20, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton
Steven James

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Between the Pages board has come to the difficult decision to postpone the writers’ 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 June.

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!

10 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.


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