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Welcome to East Texas Writers Guild

ETWG Mission

The mission of the East Texas Writers Guild is to offer support, education and opportunity for growth to all our members, who are involved in all aspects of writing, publishing, and book marketing, as well as to contribute to the writing community at large locally, nationally and internationally. Click here to learn more about the history of The East Texas Writers Guild.

Lemon yellow background with black text that reads "Save the Date: 17th Annual Writing Conference" on the top line. The next line reads "Saturday July 9, 2022" in red text. The next line is in black text and reads "TJC West Campus - Tyler, Texas". The last line at the bottom, in blue text, reads "Details & Registration info coming soon!"
Text that reads: "Board Meeting: Our Board of Director's (BOD) meeting is our monthly business meeting. If you are an ETWG member who is interested in the behind-the-scenes view of how the writer's guild runs, you are welcome to come to this meeting. It usually runs between 15 to 30 minutes. An agenda is sent out to all members the day of the meeting. Hope to see you there! "

Next Up: May Speaker - Patty Wiseman

About Patty Wiseman

Master of the unexpected twist, breathtaking depth, and contagious storylines, romance novelist, Patty Wiseman is the daughter of a WWII Navy vet who survived Pearl Harbor. She was raised in Washington State,attended The Wesleyan College in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, then moved to Northeast Texas where she has resided for over 30 years. Several of her short stories have been published in ‘Angie’s Diary’. Patty is the creator of the Velvet Shoe Collection, historical romantic mysteries set in the 1920’s. An Unlikely Arrangement, is the first of the series. An Unlikely Beginning, the second book was released in July of 2012. The third in the series, An Unlikely Conclusion, was released in August of 2013. Fourth book in the series, An Unlikely Deception, was released August 5, 2016. Her self motivational book Success Your Way was published in March of 2016. She is published through Desert Coyote Productions. There are two more series in the works. One is a romantic comedy.

Her 1st Children’s Book was published on Sept. 24, 2017. Based on a true story that happened to her dog, Rescue at Wiseman’s Pond, is an exciting tale of Cutter’s bravery!

Patty is a VIP 2013 member of the WorldWide Who’s Who Women’s Entrepreneurs and a member of the GFWC-Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs-Marshall Women’s Club. She is also a member of the Texas Association of Authors, a member of East Texas Writers Association and NETWO.

Patty’s 2nd book in the series, An Unlikely Beginning won 1st place in Romance with the Texas Association of Authors. Patty is a winner in the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Contest and has a 2nd place finish in the Forward National Literary Awards contest in Romance, for the 1st in her series, An Unlikely Arrangement. Her 2nd book won 1st place in the Texas Association of Authors contest in Romance and the 3rd book of the series won 1st place, as well. The 4th in the series won Honorable Mention in the same contest. She has entered and finished twice in the National Novel Writing Month challenge and won both times. 2007 & 2011.

An avid league bowler, Patty is proud to maintain a 145 average on her ladies league. The league quickly turned into a book signing event the 1st day she timidly displayed her 1st novel. She sold a total of 20 books and in the same day bowled her highest series yet, a 521 with a high game of 197. Heady stuff indeed.

Patty is married to husband Ron, and has two grown sons and 11 grandchildren. She currently lives in Texas with her husband and her dog Cutter.

You can find out more about Patty on her website www.pattywiseman.com

Business Meeting

When: first Monday of every month @ 6:30 PM

Where:  ETWG online meeting room
Click on the link above to enter our room.
*If prompted for a passcode, it is 2020*

Agenda: This is where we take care of guild business. All members in good standing are invited to attend.

General Meeting

When: second Monday of each month @ 6:30 PM, both online and in person

Where: For the in-person meeting, go to the Genecov Room of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce Building at  315 N Broadway Ave, in Tyler.

For the virtual version of our meeting, continue to the ETWG online meeting room
Click on the link above to enter our room.
*If prompted for a passcode, it is 2020*

Agenda: Join us for a different guest speaker each month to help you increase your knowledge and improve your writing skills.

Nutz and Boltz

When:  third Monday of every month @ 6:30 PM

Where:  ETWG online meeting room
Click on the link above to enter our room.
*If prompted for a passcode, it is 2020*

Agenda: This is your opportunity to ask questions about anything writing related and network with fellow writers.

Image of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Building with a red arrow pointing to the entrance to the Genecov Room

Here’s a picture of the Blackstone Building, aka the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Building, taken from its parking lot on E. Line Street. The red arrow points to the entrance of the Genecov Room. There is usually someone at the door to greet you, but if you find the door locked, just ring the doorbell and someone will come open the door for you.

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