Thank you for attending the 2023 WLT All Member Meet-up!

We’re so glad you could join us for the fun! Whether you’re a longtime WLT member, or you recently joined, or you’re a writer who is just getting to know us, we’ve gathered some information here that includes giveaways (free stuff for you!), special discounts and offers from our Community Members, upcoming writerly events (grab your calendar!), WLT membership information, and more. Enjoy! And we hope to see you again soon. 

Also, a huge thank you (THANK YOU!!!!!) to our volunteer Member Captains who ensured every in-person meet-up was able to happen, Janice Airhart, Maya Golden Bethany, Wondra Chang, Jacquelyn Childs, Amanda Churchill, Noreen Graf, Nancy Hudgins, Debra Isman, Lezlee Liljenberg, Penne Lynne, Nicole Metts, Carol Milberger, Ken Schept, Amanda Wenger, and Laurie Woodford. You were all so much help, and we’re glad to have you be part of our literary community.

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Looking for an extra WLT Bingo Card? Find the PDF here.

The Big Giveaway

To celebrate this first-of-its-kind brand new event, WLT is hosting a grand giveaway for all attendees of the WLT All Member Meet-up across Texas and beyond! One lucky winner will receive a full year of WLT Membership as well as three free online classes (total value: $200+). To enter, you must attend one of the Meet-ups, either in-person or virtually, and complete the form linked below. (If you attended an in-person event, be sure to sign-in at the event with your host).

The giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Tracie Cannon from the Kerrville meet-up for winning!

Upcoming Events

The WLT hosts events and programs for writers throughout the year. Wherever you are in the process, whatever you’re working on, there’s an offering in our calendar of events for YOU. Every month, there’s something happening, whether in-person (like the One Page Salon reading series in Austin or our Texas Writes workshops in communities across the state) or virtually (classes, Third Thursday panels and presentations, the Agents Symposium, and more.) Whether you’re looking to hone your craft, demystify the publishing process, or get insight on the writerly life, join us for an upcoming program. Show up early, stay late. We’ll be happy to see you.

Here’s a slice of what’s coming up:

All throughout November: Write-insEvery November, we bring our writing time and our writing community together for dedicated writing meet-ups throughout the month. Join us for one or all ten virtual sessions, three hours each, thirty hours total.

Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12: Texas Book Festival– In-person in Austin, TX

Tuesday, November 14: WLT On the Craft of Writing: A Mixed Bag of Tricks – Free webinar

Thursday, November 16: November Third Thursday: “Breaking the Mold: Experimenting with Structure”– Free webinar

See our full calendar of upcoming classes and events here.

Are you curious how to get your book published? Or how to find a literary agent? Have you struggled with how to query agents? Find the answer to these questions and so much more with our 2023 Agents Symposium Access Pass here

Special Offers on Services for Writers

WLT is supported in part by our current Community Members, a wonderful assortment of organizations, businesses, and entities with some terrific offerings for writers. A number of our Community Members have generously extended special offers on their services with our meet-up participants (YOU!):

Editor Amy – For anyone via WLT who books an editorial service in November (to actually be carried out anytime), receive 15% off their total cost. This can also be combined with my combo-services discount.

Typewriter Tarot  – Join our email list to receive the 21-Day Creativity Reset, plus weekly newsletters to support your creative practice through the lens of magic, spirituality, ritual, and divination. Sign up at

The Writing Consultancy – A free, 20 minute meeting for writers to talk about their fiction or memoir project in progress, or a fiction or memoir project being prepared for submission. (Note: only available once to authors who haven’t used this promotion before).

The Writer’s Workshop – Exclusive, and for a limited time to Writers’ League of Texas Meet-up writers, get this Bonus Gift Pack with your Writers Workshop signup. Line edits, development editing and coaching, or publishing services and strategy — I deliver personal editorial with professional results.

Yellow Bird Editors is offering WLT members the chance for $50 off a full manuscript critique or developmental edit. Mention code: WLTMEETUP1028 in your inquiry form to redeem this offer.

Consider becoming a Member

Did you join us for one of our meet-ups but you’re not yet a member (or maybe it’s been a while and you’re considering renewing)? Membership with the WLT is a great way to find programs and services that will help you hone your craft, understand the business side of writing, and further connect with fellow writers by joining a vibrant and welcoming community.

Our members have access to lots of great benefits, including:

  • WLT members receive steep discounts on year-round paid programming.
  • WLT members are eligible for monthly Open Office Hours, the chance to have a 30-minute consultation with our experienced staff to talk about any and all writerly questions or concerns.
  • WLT members are invited to promote and sign their books at the WLT booth at special in-person events, like the Texas Book Festival (coming up soon!).
  • WLT members are invited to submit announcements and news items for the Members Monthly newsletter, sent to over 1400 members!
  • WLT members have access to special Members Only events throughout the year, as well as the special Members Only pages of the website, including the Member Directory.
  • And so much more.

Learn more and find how to become a member by clicking here.

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