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The Board of SLWG 

David Lucas  
President 

T.W. Fendley 
VP of Programs

Peter Green 
MWG Rep

Jennifer Stolzer 
Secretary/Cycle Critique Group Coordinator 

Jamie Krakover 
Treasurer

Lauren Miller 
Director of 
Communications

Brad R Cook
Historian

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Fun SLWG Facts 

First Meeting was on Oct 28, 1920! 

Tennessee Williams won our short story contest in 1935.

The Annual Short Story Contest began in 1920 and continues to this day!

SLWG is one of the oldest and largest literary organizations in the Midwest.
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About St. Louis Writers Guild 


Founded in 1920

St. Louis Writers Guild is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to further Missouri's literary heritage, connect, support, and promote writers and literary organizations in the community.


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Monthly Events
Workshops for Writers
Station Open Mic 
SLWG Author Series 

Annual Events 
Writers in the Park 
Holiday Book Fair 
Writing Contests, at least three, sometimes more
Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention 

Special Events 
A Night of Music and Poetry 
Special Workshops 
Writers Retreats and Write-Ins
SLWG Picnic 
An Evening with the Three Missouri Poet Laureates 
Movie Night, flciks written by SLWG Members
Missouri Writers Guild Annual Conference 
Penned Con
The Burbs Arts Festival in Chesterfield 

For a full list of SLWG Member Benefits visit the Join SLWG page.

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The All Volunteer Board of St. Louis Writers Guild - thank you, we couldn't do it without them! 

President - David Lucas
VP of Membership - David Lucas 
VP of Programs - TW Fendley 
Secretary - Jennifer Stolzer 
Treasurer - Jamie Krakover 
Historian - Brad R Cook 
MWG Representative - Peter Green 
Director of Communications - Lauren Miller

Need to contact a board member, send an email to Info (@) stlwritersguild (.) org 
Please specify the board member you are trying to reach

Would you like to volunteer, become part of the Programs and Publicity Committee! 

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The new SLWG Logo, created to honor our 95th Anniversary!
Designed by Brad R. Cook and Steven Langhorst. Illustrated by Jennifer Stolzer. 

The Presidents of St. Louis Writers Guild



1920 – Sam Hellman

1921 – Shirley Seifert

1922 – 1928 – no record

1929 – Dr. Alfred F. Satterthwait

1930 – Elinor Maxwell McCord

1931 – no record
1932 – Mrs. Paul C. Deitz
1933 – Mrs. Paul C. Deitz
1934 – no record
1935 – Elinor Maxwell McCord
1936 – Elinor Maxwell McCord
1937 – Harvey J Howard
1938 – Anita Knight
1939 – Robert Hereford
1940 – Bert Hoffman

1941 – Ralph Mooney

1942 – Emily Pope

1943 – James Worsham

1944 – Norah Morgan

1945 – Claire Alger

1946 – Ruth Johnson

1947 – James Worsham

1948 – Ruth Collins

1949 – Frank Poindexter

1950 – Ruth Grosby

1951 – Ruth Grosby

1952 – Florence Armstrong

1953 – Dr. Jerome Grosby

1954 – Marion O’Brien

1955 – Marion O’Brien
1956 – Charles Norton
1957 – Nicolette Stack
1958 – Caroline Ward
1959 – Charles Guenther
1960 – Bernice Neal
1961 – Lois Rea
1962 – Devere Stephens
1963 – Merna Lazier
1964 – Janet Neavles
1965 – Jamie Schlemm
1966 – Bernice Neal
1967 – Marcella Thum
1968 – Dorothy Sappington
1969 – Richard Lynch
1970 – King McElroy
1971 – Elizabeth Mulligan
1972 – Antonio Betancourt
1973 – Art Hogland
1974 – James Nash
1975 – Virginia McCarthy

1976 – Charles Guenther

1977 – Charles Guenther

1978 – Joyce Flaherty
1979 – Mary Gorman
1980 – Dorothy Nash
1981 – Ron Lightle
1982 – Gwen Lowder
1983 – Marcella Holloway
1984 – Linda Madl
1985 – N. Paul Dusseault
1986 – Carolyn May
1987 – Linda Sage
1988 – Cynthia Georges
1989 – Sandy Palmer
1990 – Chuck Hardwick
1991 – Frank Foley
1992 – Julie Keleman
1993 – Jan Shafferkoetter

1994 - Mary Schirmer

1995 – Mary Schirmer

1996 – Terry Gibson

1997 – Terry Gibson

1998 – Terry Gibson

1999 – Terry Gibson

2000 – David Motherwell

2001 – David Motherwell

2002 – David Motherwell

2003 – David Motherwell

2004 – David Motherwell

2005 – David Motherwell

2006 – Robin Theiss

2007 – Robin Theiss

2008 – Robin Theiss

2009 – Dr. Rebecca Carron
2010 – Dr. Rebecca Carron Wood
2011 – Dr. Rebecca Carron Wood

2012 - Brad R. Cook

2013 - Brad R. Cook

2014 - Brad R. Cook 

2015 - David Lucas 

2016 - David Lucas

2017 - David Lucas