Newsletter News

Hello! As you may know, one of our members, Sophia Alexander, is generously starting a newsletter which will be sent out semi-regularly announcing meetings, programs, and the like. If you did not receive or respond yet to an earlier email and would like to be on the SWG Newsletter mailing list, please reply to with a subject of "Yes". No message is necessary.

If your email is not set up automatically to save all addresses to whom you send, I suggest that you add Sophia's address to your contacts list so that her messages won't be sent to your Junk/Spam folder.

(Alternatively, you can use our fancy new widget on the right hand column of the blog, which should be available on the web version, though it may not be showing up if you are on a cell phone.)

If you have any questions about the newsletter, please contact Sophia at the address in the link.

Many thanks to members who have taken on some of the managerial tasks since I retired from t…

Tips for First Person Narrative

Hello fellow writers!!

Are you curious about the Savannah Writers Group? Fantastic! My advice is that you come to a meeting, and soon! We can't wait to meet you.

Our meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, like clockwork! We meet in the super swanky back room of Uncle Maddio's Pizza, which is located at Chatham Plaza.

Group members range from those new to the craft, seasoned professionals, hobbyists, folks who are published, folks who are not, non-fiction dabblers, speculative fiction wizards, poets, essayists, and everything in-between!

Sometimes we even present wondrous guest speakers. In case you missed it, earlier this month we heard from author Lance Levens.

Since your faithful blogger (that's me) hasn't posted anything of interest lately, I thought it was about time that I rectify that with today's writerly advice.

Today's topic is writing in first person.

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've be…

Come to a Meeting

The Savannah Writers Group is pleased to invite you to join us at a meeting! They are free and open to the public. We are a group comprised of published professionals and beginning hobbyists and everything in-between.

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month like clockwork at 7 PM at Uncle Maddio's Pizza in Savannah at the Chatham Plaza.

For more information check out our official Facebook page or simply show up! We would love to meet you.

Tonight: Meet J.C. Sassar - Author of Gradle Bird

Tonight is the second Tuesday of the month and attendees of the January 23rd meeting of the Savannah Writers Group to be held at 7 PM at Uncle Maddio's Pizza will share in the distinct pleasure of meeting J. C. Sassar, author of Gradle Bird.

Biography I was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in a small town called Metter, sixty miles northwest. I first discovered writing through sound. As an infant, I crawled around the ankles of two of the best storytellers I’ve ever heard, my maternal grandmother and true Southern queen, Rubye Trapnell Becker, and my father, Hugh Esten Cromartie Jr., a legendary whitetail deer hunter and T-4 paraplegic with no legs. When I was old enough to make requests, I’d ask them to tell my favorite stories over and over again, sometimes four or five times in a row. The plots were not what I found most interesting. It was the way they told these stories that never got old.

Happy 2018 Writerly Darlings!

Happy New Year one and all!

This year the Savannah Writers Group is meeting regularly at a familiar location. We have officially returned to Uncle Maddio's Pizza, the home of good food and a good-sized private area ideal for our meetings.

Meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month like clockwork at 7 PM.

Not sure what to expect from a meeting? Generally, there's little need to be shy! Attending a meeting is like having dinner with new friends. We are very friendly folks from all manner of backgrounds. We vary in age and in experience with the writing craft. Some of us are published authors, while some just love reading and writing and wish to learn more about it. We discuss writerly topics, share readings of our work (which encompasses everything from poetry and memoir, to historical fiction, to speculative fiction, and scholarly essays), receive feedback and constructive criticism, listen to talks from invited speakers, and occasionally publish our own wo…

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…

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 rsmith@seniorcitizens-inc…