We are excited to have restarted our monthly meetings, even while we are unable to join together in our usual location. Our meetings since April have been conducted using Zoom, an online meeting platform that allows us to come together in spite of remaining apart, and have been successful. To view recordings of the past Zoom meetings, check out the Guild's Facebook page here.

Join us at our January 25, 2021, meeting to hear Lisa Kastner describe her company's approach to supporting writers whose works don't fit neatly inside a box. We know many SDWEG members are looking for alternatives to the big publishers but aren't ready to try doing everything independently. Attend our January meeting to find out if Running Wild Press's approach to finding talent may work for you.

Our presenter is Lisa Diane Kastner, the founder and executive editor of Running Wild Press which has received multiple starred reviews, two "Best of 2019"s, a "Best of July 2020" and a "Best of 2020." Their books have been featured in gift bags to SAG Award Winners, Nominees, and Presenters and Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters.

The invitation with the Zoom address has been sent to all members. Guests who wish to attend should send a message to webmaster@sdwritersguild.org by Friday, December 18, to request an invitation.

There will be a Marketing Support Group meeting at 5:30 p. m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. for signing in and informal networking. A short business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the program follows at 7 p.m.

The regular meeting will be livestreamed to Facebook for another viewing option. The sessions will be available to view later on Facebook.

Visit this page in the future to see what's planned for 2021. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters you would like to see at one of our meetings, contact any of the members of the Board of Directors to let them know.

  • January 25, 2021 - Lisa Kastner of Running Wild Publishing
  • February 22, 2021 - Amy Collins of The Write Way
  • March 22, 2021 - TBD
  • April 26, 2021 - TBD
  • May 24, 2021 - First Page Slam
  • June 28, 2021 - TBD
  • July 26, 2021 - Open Mic Night
  • August 23, 2021 - TBD
  • September 27, 2021 - Antoinette Kuritz
  • October 25, 2021 - Richard Lederer
  • November 22, 2021 - TBD
  • December 20, 2021 (third Monday of the month) - Holiday Party