Events & Updates

Upcoming events:

Our next WGA meeting is Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 p.m. We meet at the South Regional Branch of the Lafayette Public Library Auditorium. Our meeting will have a guest speaker. Marie Jeannine Coreil is a cultural anthropologist turned essayist who uses personal experience and satire to shine light on contemporary social issues. Her creative writing has appeared in Huffington Post, PsychCentral, The Satirist, Oregon Humanities and Ursa Minor. Her recently published memoir about living in Portland, Oregon, Rose City Audition: Stories from My Portland Adventure (2019), brings together essays she wrote during her sojourn there. She held faculty positions at the University of South Florida and the University of Texas Medical Branch from 1980-2010, during which time she published four academic books and over sixty scholarly articles and book chapters. She is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana and currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. She can be reached through her author website

WGA Goal Diggers is taking a break. The new WGA critique group will have its next meet on March 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble bookstore. Members are invited to bring their works in progress for critique. All attendees may offer constructive criticism to bolster and improve our writing skills.

WGA book marks have been printed and are being distributed to all public libraries and many high school libraries. We hope these will bring interested readers to our guild.

WGA has published two anthologies of the winners of our contests in the categories of poetry, short fiction, and memoirs. We have one booklet covering 2012-2014, and one for 2017-2018. Future anthologies are planned as more members submit works and are awarded. We plan to feature the first and second place winners in future books.

We also have an outstanding WGA cookbook available for $5 each while supplies last. 

Future WGA meetings are scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month, except December. To win door prizes and receive the monthly WGA newsletter La Plume, you must be a member.