Welcome to WGA – a wonderful community of local writers who come together each month to celebrate the art of writing. We aim to create a warm and supportive environment where we can all learn and grow in our craft.
At WGA, we're passionate about providing a robust support system for all our members. This means exciting networking opportunities, engaging workshops, and inspiring talks from motivational speakers. Our monthly gatherings are a true highlight, where we take turns hosting guest speakers one month and enjoy readings the next.
So whether you're an experienced writer or just starting, you'll find a welcoming home here at WGA, where your passion for writing can flourish.
Our meetings are free and open to the general public. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at the South Regional Branch of the Lafayette Public Library, Louisiana. Meeting time is 6:00-7:30 PM.
EVENTS & Opportunities
"Dedicated to the Support & Education of Writers"
Ed Gauthier's talk on Artist Colonies is scheduled for our Jan 30th meeting
Have you ever dreamt of escaping to a tranquil retreat, giving yourself the space to finally wrap up those last few chapters of your unpublished novel, put the finishing touches on those four beautiful poems, or complete your cherished family memoirs? If so, this lecture is tailor-made for you! We'll be diving into various techniques to secure a spot in a writer's colony, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of options available for us writers.
Get ready for an exciting showcase of the Dairy Hollow Writer's Colony, nestled in the charming town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. You won't want to miss the captivating visuals that will transport you to this creative haven. Join us for an inspiring session that might be the push you need to bring your writing dreams to life!
Our writing prompt for the Nov 28th meeting is: "It's My Turn" The Category is Fiction
We want to make sure everyone has a fair shot, so here are some friendly guidelines:
Your entry is to include the provided prompt somewhere in your work.
Keep it within 500 words.
The author should be present, but if you're feeling a bit shy, feel free to let someone else do the honors of reading aloud.
For our poetry enthusiasts, both traditional and free-verse poems are welcome.
Please make sure all entries are typed and double-spaced.
On the first page, don't forget to include the word count, title, your name, and the date of the competition.
Once the judging is done, we'd love a paper copy of the winning and runner-up entries.
Let's keep it old school - entries typed on iPhones or any other electronic devices won't be accepted.
Have a blast, and let those creative vibes flow!
Appreciation for those who participated in our November Writing Prompt, Fiction: Its My Turn
Mark Bornstein, Betsy Richard, Vana Plaisance, Dwain Lynch
We're excited to share some great news with you!
We've recently launched our very own critique group, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. We're officially called WGAcadiana Critique, and we're all about supporting each other in our writing journeys. We'll be meeting online through Google Groups and Google Meet so that you can join us from the comfort of your own space. We already have eight enthusiastic WGA members on board, and we're planning to meet every two weeks, specifically on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
If you're looking for some valuable feedback on a piece you're working on, whether it's finding its strengths or uncovering its weak points, we're here to help. We've got a wealth of knowledge to share in this area.
We're open to critiquing various genres, be it chapters of a novel, a short story, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, and more. We'll also be following a thoughtful format to build trust and camaraderie among our members, and we'll be sure to guide you through it.
If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, please feel free to reach out to our friendly secretary via text at 337-945-5718 or drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do keep in mind that joining us will require an active Google account.
Looking forward to having you join our wonderful group of writers!
NOW is the season to get to the Moncus Park horse farm and distribute your books. The weather has been great, the crowds are heavy and the sales excellent. Keep in mind that holidays coming up.
TEXT our secretary at 337-945-5718 or email@example.com to schedule