Meetings & Speaker Schedule

Chapter meetings are held the third Saturday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Woodlands/Shenandoah Lupe Tortilla is located behind the Red Robin at
19437 Interstate 45, Shenandoah, TX 77385 (281) 298-5274

For more information, 

please email chapter president 

Janice Thompson at


What to expect:

Whether you've been thinking about writing a novel or the local book-seller carries several of your published titles, our meetings are wonderful opportunities to meet with other writers of all levels.
  •  Introductions and announcements are made before food is ordered.
  • Fellowship and free-form discussion follows over a delicious meal.
  • The education portion of the meeting begins with a speaker, panel, or other presentation relating to the craft of fiction writing, writer development, or the publishing industry.
  • Adjournment followed by book signing and/or resource purchase opportunities and continued fellowship, depending on the topic and presenter(s).
In addition to our regular monthly meetings, our chapter now hosts 3 - 4 WRITE-INS and WRITE-OUTS per year. Please feel free to join us for these fun events. 


January 16th: Industry Shifts Panel with Q&A
February 20th: Linda Kozar/Janice Thompson: Dollars and Sense (Earning $$ in today's crazy market)
March 19th: Karen Witemeyer: Marketing For Those Who Hate Social Media
April 16th: Personal Publishing Journeys (with Q&A): Annette, Kathrese, Linda Yezak
May 21st: Genre Luncheon/costumed (read-around from that genre, along with tips on how to market specific genres)
June 18th: Ava Bates (Writing as Ministry)
July 7th: Write-In: Conference Audio and writing/socializing/eating (location to be determined)
July 16th: Kathrese McKee: (Topic to be determined)
August 20th: Speed-Dating Conference Prep (Elevator Pitches, Choosing Editors and Agents, Choosing Classes, Choosing What to Pitch, all done speed-dating style)

Note the special date. Not in September this year!

September 17th: Kathleen Y'Barbo (Make me Care)

October 8th: Indie Publishing Mini Conference (8:30 - 3:00) 
St. Timothy's Anglican Church
6819 Louetta Road
Spring, Texas
November 19th: Creating and Marketing the Audio Book: Traci Hilton
December 10th: Annual Christmas Party!


  1. Hi! I would love to get in touch with the co-ordinator or president of this group. Can someone please direct me to the appropriate email address? Thanks.

  2. You can email Janice Thompson at wots.acfw (at)

  3. What time does the meeting start on May 21st? I will be a newcomer.

  4. We start at eleven o'clock. If you want to send an email to wots.acfw (at) I'll add your name to our list.