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, April 7, 2016, at Bethany Congregational Church, 500 Pilgrim Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78213. All are welcome.

This month's meeting will take the form of our annual Poetry and Potluck Event, an open mic event where members and guests will showcase their work. We will read, eat and repeat until we run out of poetry!

If you wish to participate, please send an e-mail containing your name, your contact number, the title of the poem you wish to read, and/or the potluck dish you will be bringing to sawg@sawritersguild.com by April 1, 2016.

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, March 23, 2016: La Taza in the Brook Hollow Shopping Center, San Antonio, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. We will meet around 6:30 p.m. to order coffee/snacks and chat, and will begin reading at 7:00 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.

Saturday critique sessions are moving!
Starting April 30, 2016, Saturday critiques will be held from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Geeks Cafe, 5460 Babcock Road.

Come at 1:00 if you wish to have lunch. The critique session starts at 2:30. Feel free to join us. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the restaurant.

Our write-ins for 2016 are listed below. The doors will open between 8:00 am and 8:30 am for registration. 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 1:00 pm. (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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday, Sept 10, 2016

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 (NaNoWriMo write-in)



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