We are a local Chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild, a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose purpose is to support, encourage and promote writers and their craft in our community. We enjoy synergistic relationships with many literary and cultural groups and that keeps us energized and involved in our community.
100% of our modest income from generous doners, membership dues and paid events, go to support our writers and their craft. None of our hard working volunteers and board members are paid for their effort and contribution.
Our goal is to offer support for every skill level from the “wannabe” just starting out to the accomplished published author.
In addition to participating in many local events such as Art In The Park and others, we produce a couple of major events annually. They are:
Well Versed, an anthology of prose and poetry wherein submissions are accepted from both members and non-members, reviewed and judged and if accepted, published. A modest payment is made for every published submission and prize money is given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
The second major annual event is The ShowMe Writers Masterclass which is produced in partnership with Mizzou Publishing. This is a high quality premier event and attendees come from far and wide.
Regular monthly meetings feature guest speakers, mini workshops, networking, etc.
Additionally, there are sub-groups within the broad membership that meet separately. These are special interest groups such as Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, etc..