Southern Christian Writer’s Guild has met for over a decade on the North Shore of New Orleans and welcomes Christian writers of all genres. In 2017 the door opened to expand to the Westbank of New Orleans. The West bank group is affiliated with but operates independently of the North Shore. We meet at 10:30 AM on the third Saturday of the month January – October in the Gospel Book Store, Westside Shopping Center, 91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna LA 70053. (The time on the video is incorrect as we recently changed the meeting time to 10:30.)

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. Email for more information.


2020 Agenda*

Speakers are subject to change. I will add information about speakers as dates are confirmed.

January 18 


February 15 

Anna Donahue, Anna Donahue Ministries

The challenges of self-publishing and why Anna spreads the gospel through the written word.

March 21 


April 18


May 16

Critique meeting VIA Zoom (Email for more information.)

June 20

Bruce Barbour, Founder of Literary Management Group

Publishing Options to Accomplish Your Writing Goals

July 18

Mary Beth Magee, Author of cozy Christian mysteries with a southern accent.

How to Turn Your Printed Book into an Audio Book

August 15

Jack Cunningham, Author of historical fiction.

How to Write in Deep Point of View

September 19

Ingrid Adams, Author of 15 Books

How to Write a Memoir

October 17

David Rodriguez, Pastor of Christian Fellowship, Founder of Koinonia Bible College, and   President of the Therapon Institute.

Writing and publishing through Book Baby

November and December

Holiday Break

* Agenda is subject to change. Subscribe to the SCW Newsletter for current information.


  1. 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.


    • 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


  2. I literally just stumbled across this website. I would like to know more. I am an unpublished author and I have a woman’s devotional that I am working on. Please send me more information.


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