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2019 BWG Members


Willis Abshire

Mark Wayne Allen: Award-Winning Author, Inspirational Speaker, Computer Expert, Business & Political Advisor 

Kay Andrews

Peggy A Borel: Published Author, Freelance Artist & Illustrator 

Elaine Cantrell

Bryan Coleman

Cory Conner

Angie Kay Dilmore:  Freelance writer and managing editor at Thrive magazine

Ellen Dishong

Randy Dupre

Marcia Dutton:  With a part-time editor I am working on a collection  of stories which include humorous satiations during my 27 years abroad. 

Leroy Franklin

Jessica Ferguson: Author of several novels and novellas, and is a staff writer for Southern Writers Magazine

Merrill Guillory

Shontessa Hine: 'Tesa' Hine loves to read!

William Krielow; Father, Family Man, Aspiring Author

Cindy Langley

Linda Leonard:  Award-Winning Author, Editor, Publishing Assistant, Speaker & Life Coach 

Alexandra MacKnight

Paul MacKnight

Beverly Martin

Jaylon Martin; Author of the Black Star series 

Beth Savoie

Cliff Seiber

Deborah Sonnier: AKA Taylor Anne  Romance Author, Intense Romance full of Intrigue 

Pamela S Thibodeaux; Award-Winning Author, Editor, Speaker, Promotions Expert & Life Coach 

Linda Hebert Todd; Award-Winning Author of Poetry and Prose from the Bayous of Louisiana 

Merrilyn Williams

Rachel Windham; Published Author, Blogger, Section Leader, Independent Market Partner, Lover of God & Family.

Want to Join BWG?

Monthly Meetings are at the Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, Lake Charles, LA. We meet on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon unless the regular meeting day falls on a holiday. After our meetings, we adjourn to a local restaurant for good food and fellowship. 


BWG also has 2 active Critique Groups that meet at different times. 

All paid members are welcome (and encouraged) to join.

Monday 7pm @ Panera Bread on Nelson Rd.



Thursday 10 am @ Stellar Beans on Ryan St.

Membership Application

Download, print and fill out the BAYOU WRITERS GROUP MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION 2019 (below).

You can turn it in at one of our meetings or mail it (with your check) to:
Bayou Writers’ Group
Attn: Membership CoOrdinator
P.O. Box 1402
Lake Charles, LA 70602

OR Pay Via PayPal using the option below

Membership Fee is $25.00 per year. If paid in January – June = $25. 

If paid in July – Dec. = $12.50 All memberships expire Dec. 31 of current year. 

*Please note that a transaction fee of $1.00 will be added if paid online.

Register today!

(Can't afford the dues? Check out our Scholarship Application below!)



Don't Forget to Send us Your Application !

BWG Scholarship Application

If you or someone you know would benefit from attending our annual conference OR joining our group but can't afford the fees, Bayou Writers Group issues up to 4 scholarships annually (2 membership & 2 conference). Download and complete the application and either mail or email according to the directions. 

BWG Scholarship Guidelines-Application 2019 (doc)


BWG By-Laws

Bylaws 2019 - FINAL (pdf)