Writers' conferences and groups

One of the most fruitful moves most writers make is to join up with a group of likeminded scribes, for critique, learning, networking, and socializing. Texas is fortunate to have more than a hundred of them—general, poetry, romance, children's, Christian, ethnic, songwriting, screenwriting, mystery, technical writing, you name it.

 

Lift the veil of solitude and reach out to one of these groups or organizations, categorized by Texas city—they'll tell you more about their purpose, meeting times, and membership requirements. Other useful resources for locating a group that suits your interest and location are your local bookstores and libraries, and the Austin-based Writers’ League of Texas.

 

Is your group's information missing or out of date? Email us with contact details.

 

ABILENE

Abilene Writers Guild 

ALAMO

Rio Grande Valley Writers

ALPINE

Texas Mountain Trail Writers

AMARILLO

Inspirational Writers Alive! 

High Plains Writers (formerly Panhandle Professional Writers)

Southwest Cowboy Poets Association 

Writers Association of the Golden Spread 

Writers' Corner

ARLINGTON

JStokes Writing Ministries

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) – North Central/Northeast

AUSTIN

Austin Creative Non-Fiction Writers Group

Austin Creative Writing Group

Austin Fiction, Writers Group

Austin Mystery Writers

Austin Poetry Slam

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

Austin Romance Writers of America (ARWA) 

Austin Screenwriters

Austin Songwriters Group

Austin Unbound Screenwriters

Austin Writergirls

Lake Travis Fiction Writers

National League of American Pen Women

Novel in Progress 

Poetry

Sisters In Crime – Heart of Texas Chapter

Society for Technical Communication 

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) 

Story Circle Network

The Slugtribe

Texas Association of Authors

Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

Texas Institute of Letters

The Writing Barn 

Writing From The Heart 

Writing Practice

Writers League of Texas (formerly Austin Writers’ League) 

BEDFORD

North Texas Professional Writers Association

Trinity Writers Workshop

BRENHAM

Prairie Hill Books

BRYAN

Brazos Writers 

National League of American Pen Women

BURLESON

Romance Writers of America – NTRWA 

CARROLLTON

National League of American Pen Women

COLLEGE STATION

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) – Brazos Valley

DALLAS

Dallas Area Romance Authors 

Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) (Cedar Hill)

Dallas Screenwriters Association 

Poetry Society of Texas 

Lucky Dog Books 

National League Of Pen Women (Dallas Chapter)

Poetry Discussion Group - Dallas

Sisters In Crime – Deadly Allies Chapter 

Society for Technical Communication - Lone Star

Southwest Writers 

WBA Dallas Chapter

Word Space

Writer’s Block 

Writer’s Garret 

Writing Workshops Dallas 

DENTON

Denton Writers' League 

North Branch Writers’ Critique Group 

EL PASO

El Paso Writers League 

Sisters In Crime – El Paso Chapter 

The Tumblewords Project 

EULESS

DFW Writer’s Workshop 

FORT WORTH

North Texas Christian Writers 

Freelance Writers Network Dallas-FW 

National League of American Pen Women 

Sisters In Crime – Cowtown Crime Solvers

FRISCO

Write4Kids 

GEORGETOWN

American Christian Fiction Writers (Central Texas Chapter) 

San Gabriel Writers’ League 

GRAHAM

Young County Writer's Roundtable

GRANBURY

Granbury Writers' Bloc 

HARLINGEN

Valley Byliners

HOUSTON 

Association of Authors and Publishers 

Bay Area Writers League (BAWL) 

Houston Writers Guild 

Houston Writers House

InPrint 

Manuscriptors Guild 

Nuestra Palabra 

Society for Technical Communication - Houston 

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts 

Woodlands Writers Guild 

Writers Club of Pasadena

Writespace Houston

HURST

North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop 

Romance Writers of America – Yellow Rose 

IRVING

Irving Writers Connection

JACKSONVILLE

East Texas Writers’ Association 

KATY

Bear Creek Book Club

Romance Writers of America – West Houston

KILLEEN

Novel Ideas 

LAMESA

Forrest Fest (The Loft Poets) 

LUBBOCK

Caprock Writers’ Alliance 

Society for Technical Communication TTU – Student 

Write Right Critique Group 

MARBLE FALLS

Highland Lakes Writers

MIDLAND

West Texas Writers 

NEW BRAUNFELS

Texas Coalition of Authors

PASADENA

Writers Club of Pasadena

Southeast Texas Writer’s Café 

PLANO

Writers Guild of Texas 

RICHARDSON

Romance Writers of America – DARA 

RUSK

Inspirational Writers Alive! – ETX Chapter 

SAN ANGELO

San Angelo Writers Club 

SAN ANTONIO

Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio

Gemini Ink 

National Association of Women Writers 

Romance Writers of America 

San Antonio Meetup Group: Novel Writing and Publication 

San Antonio Writers Guild (SAWG) 

Sisters In Crime – Without A Clue Chapter 

Society for Technical Communication – Alamo 

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) – Southwes

SAN BENITO

Narciso Martinez Writers Forum 

SPRING

Romance Writers of America – Northwest Houston Chapter 

Romance Writers of America National 

Sisters In Crime – The Final Twist Chapter 

STAFFORD

Houston Writers Guild (Fort Bend Writers) 

SUGAR LAND

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) – Houston 

TYLER

East Texas Writers Guild 

WACO

Romance Writers of America – Heart of Texas 

WEBSTER

Romance Writers of America – Bay Area 

WICHITA FALLS

Romance Writers of America – Red River

WINFIELD

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO) 

WOODVILLE

Golden Triangle Writers’ Guild