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HWG Ongoing Critique Groups
If you are interested in attending any of these groups, please email the leader to get on their mailing list and the particulars of each group. Houston Writers Guild membership will be required after first visit. Membership is $60 for the whole year and renews annually on the month you join. If you are interested in organizing a critique group or writing circle in your area contact our Critique Group Director, Zarah Parker, at [masked] . Monday Night Virtual Group: A virtual critique group using Cisco Webex on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Fern Brady at [masked] for details and for seat availability. (FULL=no spots currently available) Monday Night – Sugarland: Every Monday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Muhammad Tareque leads the group at Black Walnut café in the Courtyard at First Colony Mall. Contact Tareque at [masked] for details. (OPEN=spots available.) Tuesday Night – Inner Loop: Ollie Stevenson hosts a group at Cafe Express @ IHOP, 2515 Southwest Frwy, 77098 (https://maps.google.com/?q=2515+Southwest+Frwy,+77098&entry=gmail&source=g) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact Ollie Stevenson for information and directions at [masked]. (OPEN) Wednesday Night – Energy Corridor: Frank Chambers hosts this group at Ninfa’s restaurant off of Memorial Between Eldridge and Dairy Ashford every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Contact him at [masked] for information. (FULL) Wednesday Night – The Woodlands: Lara Gwinn hosts a group at her house every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Contact [masked]. (OPEN) Every Other Wednesday -- Montrose Area: Rona Train hosts a group at Theo's restaurant off Westheimer near Montrose every other Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Contact her to be added to the email group and for details on exact dates at [masked] (OPEN) Thursday Day Group – Westchase area: Mark Andersen hosts a day group from 10 am to 1 pm on Thursdays. Contact [masked] for details. (FULL) Thursday Day Group – Sugarland: Amy Lary leads a daytime group weekly starting at 10:00 am. The group meets in members’ homes. Contact Amy Lary at [masked] for details. (FULL) Thursday Night – Beltway 8/Westpark: Mack Little hosts a genre group for scifi/fantasy/paranormal/horror writers meeting at Tracy Gee Community Center, every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, all sub-genres welcome. Contact [masked] . (FULL) Thursday Night – Spring-Willowbrook: Monica Stanton hosts this group at her home from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Contact her at [masked]. (OPEN) Thursday Night – Kingwood/Humble area: This group meets at Starbucks in Kingwood, 2515 Green Oak Drive, every first and third Thursday of each month. All genres welcome. Contact Greg Kelso at [masked]. (OPEN) Thursday Virtual Group: this virtual critique group meets weekly using Google Hangouts on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Alex Perry at [masked] for details. (OPEN) Thursday Virtual Group 2: This virtual critique group meets weekly using Cisco Webex on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Contact Leroy Ussery at [masked] for details. (Open)

Cafe Express

1111 Eldridge Parkway, Ste 100 · Houston, TX

What we're about

Who – The Houston Writers Guild is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization working to create a community of writers of all skill levels. Together we strive to improve our writing craft and help each other build successful careers through education, collaborative marketing efforts, and camaraderie.

How – The Guild offers a myriad of programs for both published and unpublished writers. It creates opportunities to build careers through networking, as well as, opportunities for author book sales throughout the Greater Houston area and neighboring communities. The Guild is also a place for hobbist authors to enjoy writing in a relaxed and fun environment.

Mission Statement

The HWG is a community of Houston-area writers whose purpose is to support each other in the author’s craft and writing career through:
Engendering safe environments for writers of all skill levels. (Critique Circles)Reciprocally sharing time, talent, and knowledge. (Socials and Round Tables)Creating opportunities for the development of writing careers. (Through Conferences and Workshops)Celebrating the success of each as a success of all. (Via Newsletter and Social Media)Providing a platform through which members forge life-long relationships in writing and publishing.Fostering a culture of continuous learning. (Through Conferences and Workshops)

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