Southern Christian Writers




Southern Christian Writer’s Guild has met for over a decade and welcomes Christian writers of all genres. We are located on the Northshore and the Westbank of New Orleans.

This website contains information about the WESTBANK CHAPTER of the Guild. For information about the NORTHSHORE CHAPTER email Marlaine Peachey at

The WESTBANK CHAPTER meets at 10 AM on the third Saturday of the month in the Gospel Book Store, Westside Shopping Center, 91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna LA 70053.

We offer educational information for writers of all levels as well as training in marketing and professional speaking. The meetings are free and open to the public.


2018 Agenda*

January 20

Marlaine Peachey, Charter member and Chairman of the SCW Guild Northshore, gives a history of the Guild and discusses how to remain faithful to the writing path God has given.

February 17

Teena Myers teaches the Art of Critiquing, the method for critiquing each other’s work will be discussed

March 17

Erica Spindler, New York Times and International bestselling author discusses her independent series The Lightkeepers and exploring concepts of good and evil in literature.

April 21

Small Groups

May 19

Vincent Newfield, founder of Newfields Creative Services, professional editor.

June 16

Small Groups

July 21

Ingrid Green Adams, author of twelve books of poetry.

August 18

Small Groups

September 15

Susan Mead, author and professional businesswoman with more than 140 thousand followers shares marketing tips and her latest book Don’t Go to Work Naked: Clothe Yourself in God’s Power.

October 20

Small Groups

November & December

Holiday break. Meetings resume January 2019

* Agenda is subject to change.


8 comments on “About

  1. Wonderful to have a website for this awesome group of writers 🙂 Great group of talented people.


  2. Grace G. Booth
    February 10, 2014

    Enjoyed the meeting Saturday! Mimi is always a delight plus I learned something!


  3. Jan Penton
    February 15, 2014

    Looking forward to a year of learning and getting to know all of you!


  4. Ruth Powers
    February 18, 2016

    Treehouse Publishers is sponsoring an author expo in Picayune MS. This is a great opportunity for writers to exhibit and sell their books as well as to get to know other Mississippi and Louisiana authors. Please visit for complete details. Dr. June Knight will be live streaming personal interviews with each author.

    We are very excited about this rare opportunity for dynamic exposure of talented Mississippi and Louisiana authors. Thank you for sharing this information to all who may have an interest.


  5. Dianne Lambert
    August 15, 2017

    So excited about the new Westbank meetings. Looking forward to great experiences.


  6. M. J.
    November 29, 2017

    Is your group just for writers from New Orleans or can a writer from Tennessee join?


    • Teena Myers
      November 29, 2017

      Yes, we have out of state members. You are welcome to join, and you asked at a good time. The Westbank Guild is offering free membership to everyone who joins until December 30, 2018. All you have to do is email me a headshot, bio and sample of your writing if you would like to blog on the Guild website. I look forward to learning more about you. Teena Myers, Chairman SCWG Westbank


  7. Theresa Greenlee-Jeffers
    June 4, 2018

    Looking forward to meeting you all and seeing what else God has in store.


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