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CHRISTIAN FREELANCERS. Tuscaloosa. Contact: Joanne Sloan, 4195 Waldort Dr., Northport AL 35473. (205)333-8603. E-mail: Membership (25) open.



EAST VALLEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Mesa. Contact: Brenda Jackson, 519 E. 8th Ave., Mesa AZ 85204. E-mail: Membership (5) open.

FOUNTAIN HILLS CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP. Contact: Jewell Johnson, 14223 N. Westminster Pl., Fountain Hills AZ 85268. (480)836-8968. E-mail: Membership (7-16) open. ACW Chapter.



LITTLE ROCK ACW CHAPTER. Contact: Carole Geckle, 5800 Ranch Dr., Little Rock AR 72223. (501)228-2477. Fax (501)224-2529. E-mail: Membership (25) open. Sponsors a contest open to nonmembers if they have attended before.

SILOAM SPRINGS WRITERS. Contact: Margaret Weathers, 716 W. University St., Siloam Springs AR 72761. (479)524-6598. E-mail: Membership (28) open. Periodically sponsors a contest open to nonmembers, and a seminar in September.



BAY AREA WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP. Fremont. Contact: Carol Hall, 35665 Gleason Ln., Fremont CA 94536. (510)791-790-0318. E-mail: Membership (5-6) open to experienced writers only.

CASTRO VALLEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP. Contact: Pastor Jon Drury, 19300 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley CA 94546-3465. (510)886-6300. E-mail: Website: Membership (10) open. Sponsoring a Christian Writers Seminar, February 2009.

CHINO VALLEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP. Chino Hills. Contact: Nancy I. Sanders, 6361 Prescott Ct., Chino CA 91710-7105. (909)590-0226. E-mail: jeffandnancys@ Website: Membership (15) open.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD OF SANTA BARBARA. Contact: Opal Mae Dailey, (805)682-0316/(805)252-9822. E-mail:, or Meets monthly. Membership open.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS NETWORK. Paradise (near Chico). Contact Director: Cornelia O’Kirwan (530)872-8259/; or Co-director: Barbara Larsen (530)872-5119/ Membership open.

HIGH DESERT CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD. Quartz Hill. Contact: Don Patterson, 6223 Almond Valley Way, Quartz Hill CA 93536. (661)722-5695. E-mail: Website: Membership (30) open. Presents the Sable Quill-Pacesetter Award each year to the writer in the group who has shown the most progress or professional achievement. Cosponsors the Antelope Valley Christian Writers Conference, May 2009.

NOVEL IDEA CHRISTIAN WRITERS SWARM. Norwalk/Cerritos. Contact: Derrell B. Thomas, 11239½ Ferina St., Norwalk CA 90650-5507. (562)292-9997. E-mail: derrell.writer@gmail
.com. Membership (15) open.

ORANGE COUNTY CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP. Various groups meeting throughout the county. Contact: Peggy Matthews Rose ( or write OCCWF, PO Box 982, Lake Forest CA 92630. Membership (190) open. Annual membership includes a bimonthly newsletter, information on local critique groups, advance notice of writing opportunities through an e-mail list, and reduced fees for annual Spring Writer’s Day (usually on a Saturday in April; see Website for details). Conference includes keynote speakers, workshops, and consultations. See Website for details:

PEGGY LESLIE’S CRITIQUE GROUP/SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD. El Cajon. Contact: Peggy Leslie, 329 Quail Run, El Cajon CA 92019. (619)447-6258. E-mail: gnp Website: Membership (6) open.

SACRAMENTO CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Citrus Heights. Contact: Beth Miller Self, 2012 Rushing River Ct., Elverta CA 95626-9756. (916)992-8709. E-mail: Website: Membership (25) open. Sponsors a contest for members. Sponsors a seminar every 5 years; the next one, in 2010, will be their 30th anniversary as a group.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ GUILD. Contact: Jennie & Bob Gillespie, PO Box 270403, San Diego CA 92198. (760)294-3269. E-mail: Website: Membership (200) open. To join their Internet newsgroup, e-mail your name and address to: Sponsors 10 critique groups, fall seminar (September 2009), and spring awards banquet.

SANTA CLARA VALLEY CHRISTIAN WRITER’S GROUP. Cupertino. Contact: Richard M. Hinz, 550 S. 4th St., Apt. E, San Jose CA 95112, (408)297-3336, Or, Bob Schaetzle, (408)739-9516, Membership (14) open.

S.C.U.M. San Leandro. Contact: John B. Olson, 1261 Estrudillo Ave., San Leandro CA 94577. (510)357-4441. E-mail: Membership (12) open. Fiction writers only.

SECRET GARDEN WRITERS GROUP. Castro Valley CA. Contact: Susy Flory. (510)828-5360. E-mail: Membership (8) open.

SOUTH VALLEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Group connects by e-mail only. Contact: Mary E. Kirk, 4446 Rockcrest Dr., Fairfax VA 22032-1822. E-mail:

TEMECULA CHRISTIAN WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP. Contact: Rebecca Farnbach, 41403 Bitter Creek Ct., Temecula CA 92591-1545. (951)699-5148. Fax (951)699-4208. E-mail: Membership (12) open. Part of San Diego Christian Writers Guild.

WORDSMITHS (Professional Christian writers). Montclair. Contact: Nancy I. Sanders, 6361 Prescott Ct., Chino CA 91710-7105. (909)590-0226. E-mail: Website: Membership (8) not open (contact for membership information).

THE WRITE BUNCH. Stockton. Contact: Shirley Cook, 3123 Sheridan Way, Stockton CA 95219-3724. (209)477-8375. E-mail: Membership (7) not currently open.



WORDS FOR THE JOURNEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD/ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION. Parker. Contact: Michele Cushatt. E-mail: Website: www, and Membership (100+) open. See separate listing for Texas region.



DELMARVA CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ FELLOWSHIP. Georgetown. Contact: Candy Abbott, PO Box 777, Georgetown DE 19947-0777. (302)856-6649. Fax (302)856-7742. E-mail: candy Website: Membership (20+) open.



ADVENTURES IN CHRISTIAN WRITING. Orlando. Contact: Joanna Adicks Wallace, 1107 E. Amelia St., Orlando FL 32803-5327. Phone/fax (407)841-2157. E-mail: joannaw14@bell Membership (20) open.

BRANDON CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Contact: Ruth C. Ellinger, (813)685-7387. E-mail: Membership (15) open.

FIRST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Jacksonville. Contact: Loraine Haataia, PhD, PO Box 600956, Jacksonville FL 32260-0956. E-mail: president@First Website: Blog: http://First Membership (10+) open.

HOBE SOUND WRITERS GROUP/ACW CHAPTER. Hobe Sound. Contact: Faith Tofte, 9342 Bethel Way, Hobe Sound FL 33455. (772)545-4023. E-mail: Membership (5) open.

MIAMI-DADE ACW CHAPTER. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Contact: Lynne Cooper Sitton, 8441 N.W. 78th Ct., Tamarac FL 33321. E-mail: Chapter of ACW South Florida. Membership (8-10) open. Meetings alternate locations with Broward Chapter. Website:

MID-FLORIDA CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Winter Garden. Contact: Joy Shelton, 1040 Glensprings Ave., Winter Garden FL 34787. (407)654-9076. Fax (407)654-9079. E-mail: JoySprinkles@ Membership (10) open.

PALM BEACH AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WRITERS ASSN. West Palm Beach. Contact: Natalie Rodriguez, 964 Imperial Lake Rd., West Palm Beach FL 33413. (561)351-5151. E-mail:  Membership (10) open. ACW chapter.  Website:

SUNCOAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Clearwater. Contact: Elaine Creasman, 13014—106th Ave. N., Largo FL 33774-5602. Phone/fax (727)595-8963. E-mail: Membership (10) open.

WORD WEAVERS. Longwood. Contact: Larry J. Leech II, 911 Alameda Dr., Longwood FL 32750. (407)925-6411. E-mail: Website: Membership (90+) open. Planning a conference for February 6-8, 2009 in Lake Yale.



CHRISTIAN AUTHORS GUILD. Woodstock. Contact: Mike Anderson, PO Box 2673, Woodstock GA 30188. (770)928-2588. Fax (770)924-6935. E-mail: Website: Membership (66) open. Sponsors a contest and an annual fall conference in September.

EAST METRO ATLANTA CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Covington. Contact: Colleen Jackson, PO Box 2896, Covington GA 30015. (404)444-7514. E-mail: cjac401992@aol
.com. Website: Membership (40) open. Sponsoring a seminar; date and location to be decided. Check Website for monthly meeting and seminar dates and location.

GEORGIA WRITERS ASSN./CHRISTIAN WRITERS POD. Woodstock/Marietta. Contact: Lloyd Blackwell, 3049 Scott Rd. N.E., Marietta GA 30066. (770)421-1203. E-mail: lloydblack Membership (73) open. Meets twice monthly. Sponsors a contest, an annual cooperative published book, and a seminar in September.

NORTHEAST GEORGIA WRITERS. Gainesville. Ruthanna Bass, pres. (, or contact: Elouise Whitten, 660 Crestview Ter., Gainesville GA 30501-3110. (770)532-3007. Membership (42) open. Sponsors contest open to members. Conference pending.

SUBURBAN ATLANTA CHAPTER/ACW. Atlanta. Contact: Rev. Diana R. Williams, 2130 Dillard Crossing, Tucker GA 30084-5878. (770)496-0711. E-mail: Membership (11) open. Sponsors a Writer’s Brunch in July.



ACW SANDPOINT. Contact: Anita Aurit, 403 Louis Ln., Sandpoint ID 83864. (208)610-0626.
E-mail: Website: Group blog: http://acw Membership open.

IDAHOPE WRITERS (IDAhope). Boise. Contact: Angela Meuser, c/o Rediscover Bookshop, 7079 Overland Rd., Boise ID 83709. (208)327-7679. E-mail: Membership (20) open.







IOWA SCRIBES OF IOWA. Contact: Kimn Swenson Gollnick via the website:

CEDAR RAPIDS CHRISTIAN WRITER’S GROUP. Contact: Susan Fletcher, 513 Knollwood Dr. S.E., Cedar Rapids IA 52403. (319)365-9844. E-mail: Membership (4) open.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ORANGE CITY IA. Contact: Judith Vander Wege, 304 Frankfort Ave. S.E., Orange City IA 51041. Phone/fax (712)707-9313. E-mail: judith Website: Membership open (new group). For critique, teaching, motivation, and fellowship. sponsors a fall poetry contest: entry fee $5.



CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP. Girard. Contact: Deborah Vogts, 17300 Ness Rd., Erie KS 66733. (620)244-5619. E-mail: Website: www.ChristianWriters Membership (35) open. Sponsors a contest and a seminar April 3-4, 2009 (see separate listing).

CREATIVE WRITERS FELLOWSHIP. North Newton, Hesston, Moundridge, Halstead. Contact: Esther Groves, secretary, 405 West Bluestem, Apt. H4, North Newton KS 67117-8069. (316)
283-7224. Membership (20) open.



JACKSON CHRISTIAN WRITERS CLUB. Vancleave. Contact: Donna Woodring, PO Box 10, Vancleve KY 41385-0010. (606)693-5000, ext. 174. E-mail: Membership (5) not currently open. Meets occasionally.


LOUISVILLE CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Contact: Lana Jackson, pres., 7804 Foxlair Way, Louisville KY 40220-3283. (502)968-3602. E-mail:, or Website: Meeting details on Website. Membership (22) open.



SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN WRITERS CLUB. Logansport. Contact: Marcella Simmons (318)697-5649.  E-mail: Meets at the Calvary Abundant Life Tabernacle on the corner of Bethel Road and Highway 84 East. 

Our mission is to help and encourage writers share their love of Jesus with others through publishing.  We encourage writers in both religious and secular writing to attend our meetings. You may attend any one of our writing groups of interest. Membership is $20 a year per group.


Ark-La-Tex Writer's Circle

Meets every first Saturday of each month 4:00-6:00p

Marcella Simmons, Organizer



Independent Romance Writers

Meets every first Friday of each month 6:00-8:00p

Marcella Simmons, Organizer


Sisterhood of Traveling Writers

Meets every second Saturday of each month 4:00-6:00p

Marcella Simmons, Organizer


Southern Christian Writer's Club

Meets every 3rd Saturday of each month 4:30-6:30p

Marcella Simmons, Organizer


Southern Louisiana/Texas Youth Writer's Club


Meets every first Tuesday of each month 4:30-6:00p - for students ages 11- 18 years old.

Marcella Simmons, Organizer


SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD. Mandeville. Contact: Grace Booth or Marlaine Peachey, 806 Harmony Ln., Mandeville LA 70471. (985)626-4282. Fax (985)624-3108.  E-mail: Website under construction. Has monthly speakers. Membership (30) open.



MAINE FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS. China. Contact: Beth Rogers, 720 Essex St., Bangor ME 04401. (207)942-1616. E-mail: Membership (15) open.





CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP. Sturbridge. Contact: Barbara Shaffer, 168 Warren Rd., Brimfield MA 01010-9615. (413)245-9620. E-mail: history Membership (10) open.



AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WRITERS DETROIT. Contact: Pamela Perry, 33011 Tall Oaks St., Farmington MI 48336-4551. (248)426-2300. Fax (248)471-2422. E-mail: PamPerry@ Website: Membership (175) open. Sponsors a fall seminar in Detroit.

THE CALLED AND READY WRITERS. Detroit. Contact: Wanda Burnside, 20700 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 170, Southfield MI 48076. (313)792-2801. Fax (313)861-7578. E-mail: Website: Sponsoring a spring poetry workshop April 2009. Fall writers’ conference, and special book signing events. Poetry critique available. Membership (70) open (over 25 published book authors).

ZOE LIFE CHRISTIAN SPEAKERS AND WRITERS GUILD.  We meet on the 4th Saturday of each month January through October.  Contact:  Brittany Adams (Brittany.adams@zoelifepub).  734/404-5485 ext. 2.  We meet in the Zoe Life Resource Room at 7966 Lilley Road, B-108, Canton, MI 48187.  Membership (25) open. 



MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD. Minneapolis/St. Paul. Contact: Mary Fran Heitzman, pres., 10417 Colorado Rd., Bloomington MN 55438. (952)831-7790. Fax: (952)253-0712. E-mail: Website: Membership (125) open. Sponsors a spring contest for members only and annual spring (March) and fall (October) seminars in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Monthly meetings (Sept.-May); monthly newsletter. Sponsors critique circles throughout Minnesota.



BYHALIA CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Contact: Marylane Wade Koch, Byhalia MS. (901)351-0870. E-mail: Has an online yahoo group. Membership (40) open. Works with ACW on an annual seminar in Memphis area; May 15-16, 2009.



CHRISTIAN WRITERS WORKSHOP OF ST. LOUIS/ACW CHAPTER. Brentwood area. Contact: Ruth Houser, 3148 Arnold-Tenbrook Rd., Arnold MO 63010-4732. (636)464-1187. E-mail: Also contact: Ruth McDaniel (636)464-1187. Membership (10-12) open.

HEART OF AMERICA CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ NETWORK. Overland Park KS. Contact: Mark and Jeanette Littleton, 3706 N.E. Shady Lane Dr., Gladstone MO 64119. Phone/fax (816)459-8016. E-mail: Website: Membership (150) open. Sponsors monthly meetings, weekly critique groups, professional writer’s fellowships, a contest (open to nonmembers), a newsletter, marketing e-mails, and a conference in November.

OZARKS CHAPTER OF AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Springfield. Meets monthly. Contact: Jeanetta Chrystie, pres., OCACW, 5042 E. Cherry Hills Blvd., Springfield MO 65809-3301. (417)832-8409. E-mail: Susan Willingham, newsletter ed.; Guidelines on Website: Will sponsor a poetry contest (open to nonmembers) between March 1 and June 30, 2009. See Website for other events. Membership (35) open.



WRITERS IN THE BIG SKY. Helena. Contact: Lenore Puhek, 1215 Hudson St., Helena MT 59601-1848. (406)443-2552. E-mail: Membership (9) open.



CENTRAL NEBRASKA FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND MUSICIANS (C-WAM). Kearney. Contact: Carolyn R. Scheidies, 415 E. 15th, Kearney NE 68847-6959. (308)234-3849. E-mail: (put C-WAM in subject line). Membership (10) open; more on Internet Loop.


MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY WRITERS GROUP. Fremont. Contact: Cheryl A. Paden, PO Box 1073, Fremont NE 68025. (402)727-6508. Membership (6-8) open. Periodically sponsors a writers’ retreat; October 2008.


WORDSOWERS CHRISTIAN WRITER’S GROUP/ACW CHAPTER. Bellevue. Contact: Kelly Haack, 16268 Orchard Cir., Omaha NE 68135-1336. (402)593-7936. E-mail: haackkj@ Website: Membership (20) open.





NORTH JERSEY CHRISTIAN WRITER’S GROUP. Ringwood. Contact: Louise Bergmann DuMont, PO Box 36, Ringwood NJ 07456. (973)962-9267. E-mail: Writers blog: Membership (30) open. E-mail for information.



CLASS CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE Ghost Ranch/Abiquiu; November 2-6, 2011. Editors and agents in attendance. Contact: Linda Gilden, Dir., PO Box 52103, Albuquerque NM 87181-2103. E-mail: Website: Editors/agents in attendance. Partial scholarships. Attendance: 400.

SOUTHWEST WRITERS. Albuquerque. Contact: Rob Spiegel, pres., 3721 Morris St. N.E., Ste. A, Albuquerque NM 87111-3611. (505)265-9485. E-mail: Website: Membership (700) open. Sponsors an annual and a monthly contest (open to nonmembers), a series of mini-conferences in Albuquerque (see Website for dates) and afternoon workshops in the months without mini-conferences. Semimonthly e-lert notices are open to nonmembers. General.



BROOKLYN WRITER’S CLUB. Contact: Ann Dellarocco, PO Box 184, Bath Beach Sta., Brooklyn NY 11214-0184. (718)680-4084. Membership (10-20) open.


NEW YORK CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP. Manhattan. Contact: Marilyn Driscoll, 350—1st Ave., New York, NY 10010 (Manhattan). (212)529-6087. E-mail: Membership (8) open.


THE SCRIBBLERS/ACW CHAPTER. Riverhead. Contact: Bill Batcher, pres., c/o First Congregational Church, 103 First St., Riverhead NY 11901. E-mail: Membership (12) open. Meets monthly and sponsors annual writing retreat.


SOUTHERN TIER CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ FELLOWSHIP. Johnson City. Contact: Jean Jenkins, 3 Snow Ave., Binghamton NY 13905-3810. (607)797-5852. E-mail: jdjenkins2@verizon
.net. Membership (8) open.



COVENANT WRITERS. Lincolnton. Contact: Robert Redding, 3392 Hwy. 274, Cherryville NC 28021-9634. (704)445-4962. E-mail: Membership (10) open.


SEVEN SERIOUS SCRIBES. Cary. Contact: Katherine W. Parrish, 103 Chimney Rise Dr., Cary NC 27511-7214. (919)467-1924. E-mail: Critique group. Membership (7) not currently open, but encourages others to start similar groups in the area.




COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN WRITERS ASSN. Contact: Barbara Taylor Sanders, (614)306-3637. E-mail: BTSanders@columbus. Website: Membership (25) open.


CREATIVE FORCE—ACW NORTHGATE. Sunbury. Contact: Lark Lamontagne, 450 Township Rd. 208, Marengo OH 43334-5301. (740)625-6032. Fax (740)625-6572. E-mail: llamontagne@ Membership (15) not currently open.


DAYTON CHRISTIAN SCRIBES. Kettering. Contact: Cynthia Hinkle, 28 Stanton Dr., Springboro OH 45066. (937)886-9037. E-mail: Membership (35) open.


DAYTON CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ GUILD. Englewood. Contact: Tina Toles, PO Box 251, Englewood OH 45322. (937)836-6600. E-mail: Website: www.daytonwriters. com. Membership (25) open.


FAITH WRITERS. Milford. Contact: Sharon Siepel or Shaunna Howat, 5910 Price Rd., Milford OH 45150. (513)831-3770, ext. 112. E-mail: Website: Membership (20) open.


LEBANON AREA WRITERS. Contact: Mary Busha, 1370 Deerfield Road, #B, Lebanon, OH 45036. (513)228-1205. Email: Membership (15+) open. Secular; several Christians attend.


MIDDLETOWN AREA CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Franklin. Contact: Donna J. Shepherd. (513)423-1627. E-mail: donnashepherd@ Website: Membership (15) open.


NORTHWEST OHIO CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Bowling Green. Contact: Katherine Douglas, pres., 5702 Angola Rd, Lot 139, Toledo OH 43615. (419)867-0805. E-mail: Meets the 4th Fridays of January, March, May, July, and October. Membership (50) open. Sponsors a spring writers’ retreat (May 1-2, 2009) and a Saturday seminar in September.



FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS (FCW), PO Box 471031, Tulsa, OK 74147. (918) 256-2138. E-mail: Website: http:// Founded as Tulsa Christian Writers, FCW has helped to encourage, equip, launch, and inspire hundreds of writers for over 26 years. Membership (60) open; includes local and at-large group membership. Local group meets monthly in Tulsa. FCW membership benefits include a monthly 8-10 page newsletter, eligibility to members-only contests, book and tape discounts, free access to online critique groups, and a link on FCW Website to your Website. FCW also conducts a Free List Serve with over 750 members at Yahoo Groups——or send an email to Local membership $35/yr. At-large membership $25/yr. Contact: Lavon Lewis at the PO Box or via e-mail:


SONRISE CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Oklahoma City. Contact: Marlys Norris, 6209 N.W. 82nd St., Oklahoma City OK 73132. E-mail: Starting a new group; membership open.


WORDWRIGHTS, OKLAHOMA CITY CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Contact: Milton Smith, 6457 Sterling Dr., Oklahoma City OK 73132-6804. (405)721-5026. E-mail: HisWordMatters@ Website: Membership (20) open. Occasional contests for members only. Cosponsors an annual writers’ conference with American Christian Writers, February 27-28, 2009, in Oklahoma City; send an SASE for information.



GOD’S WORDSMITHS—ADVANCED. King City/Beaverton/Highlands. Contact: Crystal Ortmann, 11625 S.W. King George Dr., King City OR 97224-2624. Phone/fax (503)372-0529. E-mail: Membership (3) not currently open. Serious, published writers only; prefer those who have published books.


OREGON CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Contact: Mary Hake, pres. E-mail: president@oregon Website: Meets for 3, all-day Saturday conferences annually: February, in Salem; May, in Eugene; and October, in Portland. Newsletter published one month before each one-day conference. Annual 4-day Coaching Conference July 27-30, 2009, in Portland/Salem metro area. Membership (400) open.


PORTLAND CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP. Contact: Stan Baldwin, (503)659-2974. Serious group; must write regularly. Waiting list available.


ROYAL PEN-DANTS. Salem/Portland area. Primarily for those writing for children. Contact: Carole Farmen. (503)362-2148. E-mail: Membership (6) open only to committed, producing writers.


WORDSMITHS. Gresham. Contact: Susan Thogerson Maas, 27526 S.E. Carl St., Gresham OR 97080-8215. (503)663-7834. E-mail: Group is temporarily suspended, but open to new members. Christian and general writers.


WRITER’S DOZEN CRITIQUE GROUP. Springfield. Contact: Denise Nash, 42892 Leaburg Dr., Leaburg OR 97489-9619. (541)896-3816. E-mail: Membership (12) not currently open.



ARTISTS’ JUNCTION WRITER’S GATHERING. Lancaster. Contact: Deb or Jan, PO Box 282, Lancaster PA 17608. (717)295-2533. E-mail: Website: Membership open.


THE FIRST WORD. Sewickley (15143). Contact: Shirley S. Stevens, 712 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15202-2223. (412)761-2618. E-mail: Membership (10) open. Affiliated with the St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference.


GREATER PHILADELPHIA CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ FELLOWSHIP. Newton Square. Contact: Marlene Bagnull, 951 Anders Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 Phone/fax 484-991-8581.
E-mail: Website: Membership (25) open. Meets one Thursday morning a month, September-June. Sponsors annual writers’ conference (August 1-4, 2012) and contest (open to registered conferees only).

INDIAN VALLEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP/ACW CHAPTER. Telford (Bucks County). Contact: Cheryl Wallace, 952 Route 113, Sellersville PA 18960-2962. (215)453-0415. E-mail: Membership (24) open.


INSPIRATIONAL WRITERS’ FELLOWSHIP. Brookville. Contact: Jan R. Sady, 2026 Langville Rd., Mayport PA 16240-5610. (814)856-2560. E-mail: Membership (15) open. Sometimes sponsors a conference.


JOHNSTOWN CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ GUILD. Contact: Betty Rosian, 108 Deerfield Ln., Johnstown PA 15905-5703. (814)255-4351. E-mail: Membership (15) open.


LANCASTER CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW. Lititz. Contact: Jeanette Windle, 121 E. Woods Dr., Litiz PA 17543. (717)626-8752. E-mail: Website: pending. Membership (100+) open. Sponsors a one-day spring conference.


WEST BRANCH CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Williamsport. Contact: Cindy Emmet Smith, 31 Lower Market St., Milton PA 17847. (570)742-0789. E-mail: Membership (15) open. Frequently sponsors a one-day conference in the fall.



CHRISTIAN WRITER'S DEN. Simpsonville. Contact: Vonda Skelton, 205 White Meadow Ct., Simpsonville, SC 29681. E-mail: Meets monthly. Sponsors a yearly writing retreat. Membership (10) open.

COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Contact: Kim Andrysczyk, 201 Sutton Way, Irmo SC 29063. (803)781-3510. E-mail: Meets monthly. Membership (6) open.


GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP. Contact: Nancy Parker, 3 Ben St., Greenville SC 29601. (864)232-1705. E-mail: Membership (20) open.


UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA ACW CHAPTER. Anderson. Contact: Elva Martin, 104 Oak Knoll Ter., Anderson SC 29625-2507. Phone/fax (864)226-7024. E-mail: elvamartinministries@ Membership (18) open. Sponsors a conference; October 2009 in Anderson.


WRITING 4 HIM. Spartanburg. Contact: Linda Gilden, PO Box 2928, Spartanburg SC 29304.   E-mail: Membership (20) open.



CENTEX CHAPTER—AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS (ACFW) (formerly Austin Christian Writers Guild; merged with this group), serving Central TX region. Contact: Lin Harris, 129 Fox Hollow Cv., Cedar Creek TX 78612-4844. (512)601-2216. E-mail: linharris@ Website: Membership (50) open. Meetings, critique groups, workshops, and conferences announced on Website.


CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP OF GREATER SAN ANTONIO. Universal City/San Antonio area. Contact: Brenda Blanchard, 2827 Olive Ave., Schertz TX 78154-3719. (210)945-4163. E-mail: Has quarterly guest speakers. Membership (25) open.


DALLAS CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD. Plano. Contact: Jan Winebrenner, 2709 Winding Hollow, Plano TX 75093. E-mail: Website: www.dallaschristianwriters
.com. Membership (30) open.


DALLAS-FORT WORTH READY WRITERS/ACFW BRANCH. Colleyville. Contact: Dawn Morton Samaniego (Dawn Michelle Michals). E-mail: Website: Meeting info on Website. Membership open.


DENTON CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD. Denton. E-mail: Website: Membership (4) open.


INSPIRATIONAL WRITERS ALIVE! Groups meet in Houston, Pasadena, Jacksonville, Amarillo, Humble, and Port Neches. Contact: Martha Rogers, 6038 Greenmont, Houston TX 77092-2332. (713)686-7209. E-mail: Membership (130 statewide) open. Sponsors summer seminar, August 2009, monthly newsletter, and annual contest (January 1-May 15) open to nonmembers.


INSPIRATIONAL WRITERS ALIVE!/AMARILLO CHAPTER. Contact: Helen Luecke, 2921 S. Dallas, Amarillo TX 79103. (806)376-9671. Sponsors a seminar, March 2009.


INSPIRATIONAL WRITERS ALIVE!/EAST TEXAS CHAPTER. Jacksonville. Contact: Maxine Holder, director & founding member, 4785 FM 1248 S., Rusk TX 75785-5254. (903)795-3986. E-mail: Membership (14) open. Sponsors a contest through First Baptist chapter/Houston. Starting a new chapter in Tyler TX. Call Maxine Holder or Lynda Garrison (903)581-0348.


NORTH TEXAS CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTERS. Meetings held in Argyle, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Lewisville. Contact: Frank Ball, PO Box 820802, Fort Worth TX 76182-0802. (817)715-2697. E-mail: Website: Membership (100+) open. Sponsors an annual seminar after Labor Day; September 2009.

ROCKWALL CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ GROUP. Lake Pointe Church/Rockwall. Contact: Leslie Wilson, 535 Cullins Rd., Rockwall TX 75032-6017. (972)772-3442. Cell (214)505-5336.
E-mail: Website: http://rcwg.blogspot. com. Membership (20) open.


WORDS FOR THE JOURNEY CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD/ SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGION. Contact: Linda Kozar, 7 S. Chandler Creek Cir., The Woodlands TX 77381. (281)362-1791. Prefers cell (832)797-7522. E-mail: Website: Membership (75) open.  See separate listing for Rocky Mountain CO Region.



MAIN STREET CHURCH LIGHT WRITERS.  Brigham City, UT. Contact: Diane Kulkarni, 2595 So. 1200 West, Perry City, UT 84302. 435-723-8486. Email:   Membership open. We offer workshops and publications to showcase God's work in believers' lives.

UTAH CHRISTIAN WRITERS FELLOWSHIP/ACW CHAPTER. Salt Lake City area. Contact: Julie Scott, PO Box 3, Bountiful UT 84011-0003. (801)294-5485. E-mail: julie.compelled2Tell@ Website: Sponsoring a writers’ conference in fall 2009 in Bluffdale UT. Membership (20) open.





CAPITAL CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Fairfax. Leader: Betsy Dill, PO Box 2332, Centreville VA 20122. Phone/fax (703)803-9447. E-mail: Website: Sponsors Saturday workshops 1-2 times a year. Membership (45) open.


JOY WRITERS, an American Christian Writers chapter, meets in Galax, Virginia.  Contact:  Vie Herlocker, 276-237-1972.  P. O. Box 342, Fancy Gap, VA, or  Web:

NEW COVENANT WRITER’S GROUP. Newport News. Contact: Mary Tatem, 451 Summer Dr., Newport News VA 23606-2515. (757)930-1700. E-mail: Membership (8) open.


PENINSULA CHRISTIAN WRITERS/ACW CHAPTER. Yorktown. Contact: Yvonne Ortega, PO Box 955, Yorktown VA 23692. E-mail: Membership (5) open. Sponsors Annual Writers Workshop, likely in the spring.


RICHMOND CHRISTIANS WHO WRITE/ACW CHAPTER. Contact: Rev. Thomas C. Lacy, 12114 Walnut Hill Dr., Rockville VA 23146-1854. (804)749-4050. Fax (804)749-4939. E-mail: Blog: Sponsoring a conference October 16-17, 2009. Membership (50) open.





NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN WRITERS ASSN. Bothell WA. Contact: Lorie Reichel-Howe, PO Box 428, Enumclaw WA 98022-0428. Toll-free (800)731-6292. Fax (360)802-9992. E-mail: Website: Speakers Clearinghouse available on Website. Membership (175) open. Meets monthly. bimonthly news-letter. Sponsors a contest and Northwest Christian Writers Renewal in May (see separate listing).


SPOKANE CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Contact: Ruth McHaney Danner, PO Box 18425, Spokane WA 99228-0425. (509)328-3359. E-mail: Membership (20) open.


WALLA WALLA CHRISTIAN WRITERS. Walla Walla. Contact: Helen Heavirland, PO Box 146, College Place WA 99324. Phone/fax (541)938-3838. E-mail: Membership open.


WALLA WALLA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCRIBES. College Place. Contact: Helen Heavirland, PO Box 146, College Place WA 99324-0146. Phone/fax (541)938-3838. E-mail: Membership (8) open.


WRITERS IN THE ROUGH/ACW CHAPTER. Arlington. Contact: Rick Bell, 9111 96th St. N.E., Arlington WA 98223-8865. (360)653-7420. E-mail: Membership (12) open.



PENS OF PRAISE CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP. Manitowoc. Contact: Becky McLafferty. (920)758-9196. New group. Membership open.


THE LIVING WORD/ACW CHAPTER. Superior. Contact: Amy Trees, pres., 1421 E. 5th St., Superior WI 54880. (715)398-7244. E-mail: Website: Membership (30) open.


WORD AND PEN CHRISTIAN WRITERS CLUB/ACW CHAPTER. Menasha. Contact: Chris Stratton, Appleton WI. (920)739-0752. E-mail: Website: Membership (14) open.


WORDSMITHS (W.R.W.A.). Marinette/Menominee. Wisconsin Regional Writers Assn. (general group that includes Christians). Contact: Mildred Utke, 2709 Northland Cir. Dr., Marinette WI 54143-4277. (715)735-0127. Membership (4) open.


WRITER’S CRITIQUE GROUPS. Fort Atkinson & Watertown. Contact: James B. Robar, N2963 Buena Vista Rd., Fort Atkinson WI 53538. (920)568-1677. E-mail: Membership (4) open.



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