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Welcome to the Southern Oklahoma Writers' Guild. We serve and have members from the following communities. Ardmore, Burneyville, Gene Autry, Healdton, Lone Grove, Marietta, Ringling, Thackerville and Wilson.

    Individual members are in affiliation with Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc


Our Goal


Our goal  has been and continues to be in giving support to local writers. We meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Ardmore Public Library, located at Grand & E. NW. Ardmore, Oklahoma.

The meetings are open and we encourage all who are interested to attend. Meetings consist of a read around where each person reads what they have written on an assigned topic. (so bring anything that you wish to read) Members take turns choosing the topic and form is optional. The assignment may be written as a poem, song lyrics, or short story in any Genre. We encourage all forms of writing.

The next meeting will be November 10th See you there.

Remember... to be a writer, you must write!

Special Event

We are currently in the process of recieving entrys for our youth division writing contest. I wish all the contestants lots of luck. Happy writing.


Guild History

Started in the 70's as the Writers' Club, the group met first at the Ardmore Library and then at Sally King's and Liz Smith's. Very informal in the beginning days, the authors brought copies of what they'd written for everyone to read and share. Liz Smith remarked, "We really tried to help each other with our writing".  In the 80's, the group organized, forming a constitution and by-laws. For the past 10 years, the guild has been affiliated with the Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc. and the Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council.


Annual Events

"Celebrate Summer"

A picnic held in May

Guest Writers & Publishers

are invited to join our meetings whenever possible

to help us expand in our writing knowledge.

Rhythms & Rhymes

Combines local literary talents with local musical

talents for a night of fun, usually held in October.

Holiday Party

This is our Thanksgiving / Christmas celebration where we join together in communion over a good meal and collect food for Loves & Fishes and provide for a child from the Angel Tree Project.

Member's Anthology

Writing Contest

Information on our next contest will be posted as soon as it is available.

This Months Featured Links

Poetry Society of Oklahoma

SOWG Anthology Web Site

A Search database for markets that pay




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