|Mississippi Writers Guild ("MWG" or "The Guild") is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit Mississippi Corporation. Incorporated
November 2005, MWG has steadily worked towards building its membership and community involvement in
the arts and education within Mississippi.
One of MWG's goals is forming chapters throughout Mississippi with a chapter head spearheading each group
according to the needs of the writers in that area. Chapters meet regularly to network with other writers, share
writing experiences, tips, ideas, readings, open mic sessions, and critique groups. Chapters also discuss and
plan special programs and workshops for their area. Smaller events can usually be handled by the chapter, but
if larger events are sought for an area, such as a book festival or writer retreat with a well-known author, the
MWG board helps to implement the program or event and assists in the advertising, funding, etc., to insure a
Annual membership dues allow MWG Members to link from the MWG website to their personal website. Dues
also allow membership discounts on all MWG events in addition to the above stated benefits. MWG contributes
a portion of the membership funds to individual chapters to promote MWG and to implement programs, events,
and workshops all over the state. MWG members may also email questions related to writing to MWG contact
people, as well as email news and updates on their writing successes to be announced to the MWG list and in
the quarterly newsletter. More importantly, member dues help finance MWG programs and events, as well
provided scholarships to students pursuing a career in a literary field.
MWG assists in strengthening the skills of writers by sponsoring writer workshops, conferences, and writer
retreats. The MWG website provides pertinent information on all facets of the writing life, including publishing,
agents, markets, scams, and the craft.
MWG partners with public and private schools to assist in literacy skills and to provide literary outlets, events,
and activities for all students.
MWG partners with communities in providing outlets, events, and activities for adults and outreach literacy
MWG partners with local and state art councils and organizations, acting as a voice for literary artists and
striving to integrate literary arts into community/state art programs and events.
|About the Mississippi Writers Guild