Meetings & Events

The Hannibal Writers Guild meets once a month. We're in an in-between of picking a final regular date, but right now its normally on the second Saturday of the month at 5:30 P.M. at the Mark Twain Brewing Company, but may be subject to change. Occasionally we will have additional business meetings that are member-only. Check the calendar to see meetings, events, and contests that are scheduled. 

Recent Announcements

  • February Meeting The February Meeting will take place on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at 5:30PM at the Mark Twain Brewery, Downtown Hannibal, MO.We got snowed out of our birthday party ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 12:39 PM by Kalyn Surls
  • January Meeting The January meeting will be Saturday, January 12th at 5:00 P.M. upstairs at Mark Twain Brewery in downtown Hannibal. It's a new year filled with new opportunities ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2019, 2:08 PM by Dana Lockhart
  • December Meeting The December meeting will take place at the Mark Twain Brewery on Dec 8th at 5:30pm. Our speaker will be Ryan Freeman, president of the Hannibal Writers Guild and ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:55 AM by Dana Lockhart
  • November Meeting November meeting will be upstairs at the Mark Twain Brewing Company in downtown Hannibal on November 10th at 5:30pm.Our speaker will be Dana Lockhart, vice president of The ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:44 AM by Kalyn Surls
  • NaNoWriMo Write-Ins and Open Mics During the month of November, the Hannibal Writers Guild is partnering with Quincy Books to bring you NaNoWriMo Write-Ins and Open Mic Nights. You don't have to be ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2018, 8:48 AM by Kalyn Surls
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Hannibal Writers Guild Events



February Meeting

posted Feb 4, 2019, 12:39 PM by Kalyn Surls

The February Meeting will take place on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at 5:30PM at the Mark Twain Brewery, Downtown Hannibal, MO.

We got snowed out of our birthday party in January. The Hannibal Writers Guild turned one last month, so let's celebrate! Bring your party hats and your friends and your best stories and let's have some fun! Per usual we will do round table critiques. See you there?

(Yes, there will be cake!)

January Meeting

posted Jan 4, 2019, 2:08 PM by Dana Lockhart

The January meeting will be Saturday, January 12th at 5:00 P.M. upstairs at Mark Twain Brewery in downtown Hannibal.

It's a new year filled with new opportunities. It's also our birthday! The Hannibal Writers Guild turns one this month, so let's celebrate! Bring your party hats and your friends and your best stories and let's have some fun! We'll reflect on our first year as an organization and what we'd like to do in the coming year.

December Meeting

posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:55 AM by Dana Lockhart

The December meeting will take place at the Mark Twain Brewery on Dec 8th at 5:30pm. Our speaker will be Ryan Freeman, president of the Hannibal Writers Guild and local fantasy author. He will be discussing what to do after you write your NaNoWriMo novel. Finishing the book is only half the battle. Whether you won or didn’t win NaNo, or if you even know what NaNo is, you can still find out what to do after you finish that book of yours. 

November Meeting

posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:44 AM by Kalyn Surls

November meeting will be upstairs at the Mark Twain Brewing Company in downtown Hannibal on November 10th at 5:30pm.

Our speaker will be Dana Lockhart, vice president of The Hannibal Writers Guild. She'll be talking all about pen names. Find out how to pick one and what to do once you have. Weigh the pros and cons and discover if it's beneficial or disadvantageous to write under a pseudonym. There's more to consider than you might think!

Per usual we will have round table critiques so bring a work of progress 3000 words or under to share with the group. Event is free to the public so bring a friend or two or eight.

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins and Open Mics

posted Oct 30, 2018, 8:48 AM by Kalyn Surls

During the month of November, the Hannibal Writers Guild is partnering with Quincy Books to bring you NaNoWriMo Write-Ins and Open Mic Nights. You don't have to be a member to participate, and all events are free to the public.



On Thursdays throughout November, come to one of our NaNoWriMo Write-Ins.  Bring a work-in-progress and sit down with other area writers to write.  Challenge someone to a writing sprint, ask for advice, or sit quietly and absorb the talent of your peers for inspiration. 

Write-Ins will be on November 1st, 8th, and 15th from 5:00-6:30PM at Quincy Books in Quincy, IL. 

Once a month on Tuesday come to our Open Mic Night.  Bring something you want to share and read it out loud for everyone to hear.  All ages, skill-levels, and genres welcome, with the exception of erotica. To reserve a time slot, message the Hannibal Writers Guild facebook page the Monday BEFORE the event.  We will take unscheduled walk-ins if we have time, but cannot guarantee we will have time available, so please reserve your spot if you want to participate. 

Open Mic Nights are currently scheduled for November 6th and December 4th from 5:00-6:30PM at Quincy Books. 

Hope to see you there!

For more detailed information, check out our calendar on the home page or visit our facebook events page

October Meeting

posted Sep 18, 2018, 1:53 PM by Kalyn Surls   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 1:55 PM ]

The October meeting will take place at The Badge Cheese Haus in downtown Hannibal at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 13th. Our speaker will be Patty Carothers from Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Get the chance to talk to a real agent in the industry. Per usual we will do round table critiques, and maybe you'll even get Patty's attention.

September Meeting

posted Sep 6, 2018, 3:43 PM by Dana Lockhart   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 1:51 PM by Kalyn Surls ]

Join us at our new meeting location The Badger Cheese Haus at 5:30pm on Saturday the 8th for our next meeting. Speaker will be guild President Ryan P. Freeman, who will talk to us about how to use all 5 senses to enhance your writing. There will be round table critiques, per usual. We will also discuss how we did at the Steampunk Festival last weekend and what we can do better for next year.

WE APOLOGIZE!
Do to unforeseen circumstances only hours before the meeting would take place, we were unable to meet at the Badger Cheese Haus. Instead, we met just a block away at Java Jive.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Big River Steampunk Festival

posted Aug 24, 2018, 7:30 AM by Dana Lockhart   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 9:25 AM ]

The Hannibal Writers Guild will have a booth at the 5th annual Big River Steampunk Festival.  You will recognize us by our banner displaying our logo.  Our members will be there to discuss the guild and taking donations to help the guild get off its feet. 


August Meeting

posted Jul 30, 2018, 7:40 AM by Dana Lockhart

The August meeting will take place on August 7th at 5:30 P.M. at the Mark Twain Brewery.  Our speaker will be Jim Waddell, who will be discussing script writing.  Whether you might be interested in writing for TV, radio, or theater, you can take away something from this professional who graduated from University of Oklahoma for screenwriting. 

Also, we will be doing critiques of each others work and discuss some official guild business as we prepare for the Steampunk Festival later this month.

July Meeting

posted Jun 25, 2018, 8:46 AM by Dana Lockhart

July's meeting will take place on Friday the 6th at the Mark Twain Brewery. Our speaker will be Jennifer Stolzer with Jennifer Stolzer Illustration. Learn about illustrating your book and what it is like to work with an illustrator.

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