Writers helping writers be the best they can be.
The Elk Grove Writers Guild was established to provide educational and networking opportunities for writers. The Guild presented their first Writers Conference in Elk Grove on October 27, 2018. Published authors presented classes ranging from getting a story idea, to writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. It was a sold-out success with over eighty people attending.
With that success, the Guild is positioned to grow its membership, commit to community service for the literary arts, encourage student writers, and facilitate larger writers conferences in the future.
The Guild ensures that every policy, program, and activity enacted reflects democratic principals of equity and justice, inclusive to all regardless of color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, or who you love. And the Guild is committed to the just and equitable disbursement of our resources.
Guild membership provides a platform to receive feedback on works in progress by posting on Google.docs and sharing with guild members.
The First Friday of the Month meetings create an atmosphere where writers can ask questions, share ideas, brainstorm, and tell of their recent achievements and issues.
NOTE: Covid-19 has created the need to have Zoom First Friday meetings. If you’re interested in attending, use the email below and include your name and email for an invitation or click the button below to fill out an application.
Board of Directors
Loy Holder, President
George Hahn, Vice-president
Penny Clark, Treasurer
Linda Bradley, Secretary
Charles Woods, Director
Elk Grove Writers Guild, Inc.(EGWG) – Racial Equity Statement
- We will ensure that our Business Plan, activities, services, and events reflect democratic principles of equity and justice with the understanding that critical issues of bias and discrimination will require concerted and purposeful action.
- We believe that bringing together our Board of Directors, volunteers and members with differing backgrounds and life experiences will enhance our ability to increase and enhance opportunities for the Writing Community of Elk Grove, California and beyond.
- We will administer a plan to identify and avoid discrimination and barriers to access to the EGWG, and avoid disproportionately high and adverse effects on communities of color.; and we are committed to the just and equitable disbursement of our resources such as opportunities to network, receive critique on written manuscripts, participate as a speaker, teach a class, compete in a writing contest, and other resources we develop in the future.
- When relevant, we will collect data to evaluate the impact of our activities, events, and services on our equity goals such as: People of color, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, tribal communities, refugee, and immigrant communities.