Welcome to SAWG: The Official San Antonio Writers' Guild Website

The San Antonio Writers' Guild is an organization for writers of all genres and all levels of experience. Our purpose is to share information with our fellow writers and help each other grow in our craft. Through contests, critiques, newsletters, our website, and our Facebook page, we seek to provide assistance and encouragement to writers of all skill levels. Come to a meeting for friendly, invaluable fellowship.


Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Bethany Congregational Church, 500 Pilgrim Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78213. All are welcome. This month's speaker will be Jason Sitzes director of the renowned Writers Retreat Workshop:

Jason Sitzes has been a professional writer and editor for over 15 years after receiving a BA in creative writing from Univ of Tenn. Once in the corporate publishing field, he went freelance in the cities of New Orleans, Louisville, and currently, Austin, TX. Jason is the director and an instructor of the renowned Writers Retreat Workshop (WRW now in its almost 30th year).

The meeting is free to attend, and all members and guests are welcome!

Critique Sessions

We also hold critique sessions most Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. You may bring any genre. We have a wide range of interests. We discuss plot, pacing, dialogue, etc. We do not point out grammatical errors or punctuation problems, but we do note those on the pages presented for critique.

The Wednesday workshops are held at various locations and times, including Barnes & Noble, Fuddruckers, La Taza, and La Madeleine. Please check our Facebook page for details.

Upcoming sessions:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016: La Taza, 15060 San Pedro, Brook Hollow Shopping Center, San Antonio. We will gather for food and conversation at 6:30 and will critique from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. If you have never attended one of these sessions, come and observe the first time and ask that your name be added to the list of those wishing to be read. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the coffee shop. They have sandwiches, drinks, and desserts available for purchase.

Saturday critique sessions are held from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Savor Fare, 8601 Huebner, Suite 103.

Come at 1:00 if you wish to have lunch. The restaurant is closed from 2:30 to 5:00, but they allow us to meet then. We will start the critique session at 2:30. Feel free to join us. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the restaurant.

Our write-ins for 2015 are listed below. The doors will open at 8 a.m. Registration will be at 8:30. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. We suggest that you bring a snack to share, such as fruit, pastries, vegetables, etc. Certain members usually bring breakfast tacos. The event usually breaks up around noon. The November write-in goes a little longer in honor of National Novel Writing Month. SAWG will provide pizza for lunch at that event only. The write-ins take place at our usual meeting place, Bethany Congregational Church at 500 Pilgrim in San Antonio.


We post links to helpful websites there, in addition to information about meetings. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sawritersguild/