Events & Updates

Upcoming events:

Our next WGA meeting is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:00 p.m. We meet at the South Regional Branch of the Lafayette Public Library Auditorium. 

Our featured speaker for May is Taylor Overbey.


WGA will hold a self-publishing workshop on Saturday, June 4 at the South Regional Branch of the Lafayette Library. The full-day workshop starts at 10 a.m. and goes to 3 p.m. There will be a break for lunch (not provided here). The presenters, John Comeaux and Christopher Fontenot, have experience in self-publishing, and will share their knowledge with the attendees. There will be time for questions of a general nature.  

The Lafayette Speculative Fiction Writing Group (not officially associated with WGA)

This group does deep critique. We attempt to indicate to fellow writers what is not working within the piece they've written and what might be done to correct it. We are tactful but truthful. We now meet online on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.

We're looking for new members and hope you're interested.

Contacts: Derek James [email protected]

Edward Gauthier [email protected] 

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 contest prizes and receive the monthly WGA newsletter La Plume, you must be a member.