The Elk Grove Writers Guild is committed to community service for the literary arts in Elk Grove and beyond.  We  proved there was a need for it, in 2018, with our first Elk Grove Writers Conference. On October 9, 2021 we presented our second Elk Grove Writers Conference at the new City of Elk Grove Center at District 56. Our most  recent in-person event was  the Holiday Seminar. The evaluations submitted by the attendees told us these events were a success and also where there was room for improvement.

We are currently finalizing out plans for the next conference. Using all we’ve learned, we anticipate more success and even higher attendance for the Elk Grove Writers Conference on September 23, 2023 at District 56. Go to the Event Page for more details on this conference.

In addition to educational writer events, the EGWG Editor, Penny Clark, produces a Newsletter the first of every month. This Newsletter goes out to our contact database and publishes excerpts from a writer’s manuscript, short story or poem upon request, writing tips, EGWG and other writing group activities and events, and news on what’s happening in the publishing world.

The First Friday of the Month member meetings create a safe, accepting, kind and respectful atmosphere in which writers can ask questions, share ideas, and talk about achievements and issues. Members can also go to our Critique Page to post a work-in-progress on and share with  other members for feedback.

The  EGWG ensures that every policy, program, and activity enacted reflects the democratic principals of equity, and justice, inclusive to all regardless of color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, or who you love.  The EGWG is also committed to the just and equitable disbursement of our resources.

NOTE:  If you’re interested in attending, use the email link below and include your name and email for an invitation or click the button below to fill out an application.

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Board of Directors

Loy Holder, President

George Hahn, Vice-president

Shelby Johnston, Treasurer

Betsy Schwarzentraub, Secretary

501(c)(3) Documents

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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 improve 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.