Since the founding of HWG twenty eight years ago, our history is sprinkled with a variety of writing conferences both multiple day and one day events.
HWG has hosted Friday night/Saturday morning workshops, Open Mic/Coffee House events, and on one occasion a writing retreat.
The Guild has organized book signings at writing conferences and at local venues enabling members and area writers to market their books.
At the heart of the Guild is the ongoing, for over a quarter of a century, "Sunday Afternoon HWG Meeting."
Members share their successes and seek assistance with questions they have relating to their writing projects.
We pride ourselves in our dedication to encouraging anyone involved in the writing and publication process to join the Guild and to benefit from these regular meetings.
HWG meetings keep me connected to the writing community. Belonging and attending help me remember that other members believe I can and should be working on my writing which forces me to get something accomplished.
---Marcie Upchurch HWG member
Conference Chair, Donna Essner facilitates a panel of agents and editors at the third annual "All Write Now" Conference held July 2016. The Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild and the Heartland Writers Guild sponsored the event. Site: Southeast Missouri State University,Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
August 2016 "Sunday Afternoon HWG Meeting"
HWG member, Dorinda Miller, shared information that she learned from a workshop at the July 2016 "All Write Now" Conference. Questions and a roundtable discussion followed the presentation.