The Catholic Writers’ Guild is a group of writers, artists, editors, illustrators, and allied dedicated to building a vibrant Catholic literary and artistic culture. We do this by encouraging each other to create, publish, perform, and share our work; by reflecting upon core Catholic values (i.e., those in accordance with the teaching of the Magisterium) in art; and by networking among ourselves and with others within the faith and literary communities.
We are loyal to the teaching authority of the Church.
Our regular and alumni members are practicing Catholic writers, while institutional members are persons or company supportive of Catholic writing; institutional members need not be Catholic but sympathetic to Catholic practices and morals.
Writer/blogger Jen Fitz is a former Guild vice president, and gives us the inside scoop about what the Guild can do for you as a Catholic writer, and talks about upcoming Guild events:
In the next few months the Catholic Writers Guild has some super good events coming up. In July there’s the annual Catholic Writers’ Conference, meeting in Chicago this year (it moves around), held in conjunction with the giant annual trade show for Catholic bookstores. In October is the Catholic Writers’ Retreat, held at a beautifully gardened retreat center outside of Lansing, Michigan. All year long, members of the CWG confer online (and sometimes in person), helping each other in the quest to get our work into readers’ hands.
It might be a good organization for you. Here’s the inside scoop, coming from a former VP of the CWG and now not-very-active member who has basically nothing to gain, at all, from your decision to participate or not.
Read her entire post here.