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 just presented their second Writers Conference in Elk Grove on October 9, 2021, at  the new City of Elk Grove, Center at District 56.  The evaluations filled out by attendees told us the Conference was a success and also where there was room for improvement. We took all the comments seriously and Conference 2023 will be even better.

The Guild remains committed to community service for the literary arts, encouraging student writers, and facilitating larger writers conferences in the future.

 The Guild 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 Guild  is also 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:  Because of Covid-19 and its variants, the First Friday meeting will continue to be virtual until it’s safe to meet face to face. 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.

Email: [email protected]

Board of Directors

Loy Holder, President

George Hahn, Vice-president

Shelby Johnston, Treasurer

Betsy Schwarzentraub, Secretary

Linda Bradley, Director

John Maliga Director

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If you would like to make a donation to the Elk Grove Writers Guild, please click on the button below. Thank you for your support!

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.