Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location, Location, Location!

It is right back to Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint for the next meeting of the Savannah Writers Group! 

Although we have been meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night at the Asian River restaurant, that meeting location is no longer an option. Please join us on Tuesday, 24 OCT at 7 PM @ Uncle Maddios, near World Market and Chili's in Chatham Plaza, across from the Oglethorpe Mall.

Meeting business will include voting on a new regular meeting location.

Meetings of the Savannah Writers Group are always free and open to the public. Please join our family and don't be shy! We welcome all types of writers, from those with a casual interest to those with multiple publications on their resumes.

I'm proud to mention the success of our recent publication: TRIBUTARIES: An Anthology of the Savannah Writers Group. The book is chock full of over 50 works of poetry and prose (everything from science fiction to mystery to memoir style work) written by twenty Savannah Writers Group authors. The book is on sale on Amazon in both soft cover and e-book format.

Earlier this month we enjoyed a formal book launch thanks to our friends over at the Learning Center. There were readings, book sales, book signings, fellowship, and refreshment. When Lynne Bendoly read an except from her story "A Treasure in a Theater" (PG 14), the children's book author and illustrator had the audience in stitches! There wasn't a frown to be found in the room, which was filled with riotous laughter. What a delight! But it was when Sally Rountree Klein read to us a sample of her essay "Sanctified" (PG 37) that you could hear a pin drop despite the packed nature of the room. All in all it was a beautiful evening. The group presented me with roses and with their thanks for my role as senior editor of the volume. I was honored beyond words.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tributaries Book Launch, Readings & Signings

Dear Savannah Writers:

You are cordially invited to attend the book launch of Tributaries: An Anthology of the Savannah Writers Group. The event is free and open to the public: please invite your friends and family to come out and support your fellow writers! 

The book launch and signing will take place October 10, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, at The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc. at 3025 Bull Street, 31405 (the intersection of Washington Avenue and Bull Street just south of Victory Drive).

TLC is generously providing the venue and advertising in their fall catalogue of classes and programs at no charge to SWG. This partnership between TLC and SWG is dedicated to the mutually beneficial goal of increasing membership for both groups.

While the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP with the names of those attending is required so that a seat and plentiful refreshments are in place.

Please RSVP the Director of the Learning Center, Roger Smith, at by October 5.

For further information and a look at our publicity, go to

Click on The Learning Center tab at the top of the page.

Scroll down to the link:

"To view the current catalog of courses and programs, click here."
Our announcement is on page 24.

Membership in Senior Citizens/The Learning Center is open to anyone, with first preference given to those age fifty or over.

PS - If time permits, attendees are encouraged to head over to Savannah River for our regularly scheduled Savannah Writers Group Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Buy TRIBUTARIES: An Anthology of the
Savannah Writers Group!

Tributaries is available for purchase on Amazon in two formats.

It is $9.99 in Paperback......https://www.

It is $4.99 for your Kindle in e-book format......https://www.

Tributaries is a collection of fifty works of prose and poetry by over twenty authors who belong to the Savannah Writers Group, based in Savannah, Georgia. Memoir, mystery, comedy, romance and science fiction can all be found within these pages.

Readers can peruse Big Mama Tater's online dating profile, follow a high school wrestler as he challenges "Mack the Knife," take a spooky Savannah field trip, visit a dangerous criminal in the hours before his parole hearing, put diapers on frogs, and much, much more.


Help us at the regularly scheduled Savannah Writers Group meeting on Tuesday, June 13th at Asian River to discuss how to handle book sale profits, purchasing directly from the publisher, holding a formal book launch and much more. Bring your ideas and questions.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Asian River - TUES, 24 JAN 2017

The next meeting of the Savannah Writers Group is scheduled for Tuesday 24 January 2017 to be held in a reserved, private room at Asian River in the Eisenhower Shopping Center. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we have found a new home!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Fog Most Gray - Edward W. L. Smith

Dear Sasha,

"A Fog Most Gray," my mystery short story set on Tybee Island, has been selected by Pilcrow & Dagger as a podcast winner.  In order to hear a free, 30-minute performance, go to, click on Podcasts (just below the Pilcrow and Dagger banner), then click on my story (016 – A Fog Most Gray).  Enjoy!

The November/December 2016 issue of the magazine containing my story can be purchased at either in a printed version or as a download.


Edward W. L. Smith, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
141 Plantation Trail
Statesboro, GA 30458
Most recent books: "The Psychology of Artists and the Arts"
                                "Embodied Gestalt Practice"

Friday, December 16, 2016

Welcome to The Foundery Coffee Pub

The votes are in! Here's what you need to know:

1. There will be no further meetings of the Savannah Writers Group in the month of December.

2. The next exciting meeting of the Savannah Writers Group, which is free and open to the public is scheduled for TUES 10 JAN 2017 @ 7 PM.

3. Members who attended our annual holiday dinner voted to make The Foundery Coffee Pub our new official meeting location.

The coffee shoppe is located downtown at 1313 Habersham St. Savannah, Georgia and has no formal parking lot.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Dinner Time!

Dear Savannah Writers Group members,