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January 2021 Meeting – Note new time and location!

Join us for our GWB January meeting! During the pandemic, we will continue to offer a choice of either meeting in person with social distancing, or via ZOOM.
Throughout 2021, Granbury Writers’ Bloc meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl St., one block east of Granbury’s historic square. In January, we’ll meet at the Gordon House—the main house at Langdon Center. Gordon House and the Langdon Center have a kitchen and bathrooms. You may park in the parking lot on the east of the complex, or nearby public parking areas (see attached map).
Our meeting format is new for 2021! We will alternate our format by holding critique-format sessions each odd month and, in even months, we will offer an invited speaker’s presentation. Kathryn is lining up awesome speakers for 2021! Our new meeting times are:
6:00-6:15 pm:  Doors open. Snacks available
6:15-6:45 pm:  Member-led presentations and/or discussions
6:45-7:00 pm:  Brief business meeting and break
7:00- 8:30 pm: Critique sessions in odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November)
         or in even months
7:00-8:30 pm: Invited speaker from 7:00-8:00 with optional Q &A  and discussion from 8:00-8:30 pm (February, April, August, October)
(Note: The GWB Summer Workshop will be held in June and our Christmas party in December—specific locations, dates, times TBD.)
During the first 30 minutes of each meeting (6:15-6:45 pm), we ask that members volunteer to open the meeting by leading a discussion and/or offering a mini-presentation on relevant topics, e.g. the craft of writing, marketing strategies, publication opportunities, etc. A sign-up sheet will be available for members to volunteer and/or to suggest topics of interest for upcoming meetings. For those not able to attend the in-person meetings, please contact any GWB Board member to suggest topics or volunteer to conduct a discussion or provide an opening presentation.
We hope to see you in January, in person or on ZOOM! The ZOOM link will be sent at a later date.

October 26 Meeting

Kat Calaway is our speaker for the October 26, 2020 meeting.

Presentation Title: 

Personal Brand Photography for Writers


As a writer, if “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then why aren’t you using more photos to build your personal brand? Want to get more readers interested in what you’re writing? Build a brand that feeds their curiosity about their favorite author – YOU! Learn more about personal branding and how to utilize brand photography to establish a loyal following of readers before you ever hit publish!



Kat Calaway is a Storytelling Family and Personal Brand Photographer based just south of Fort Worth, Texas. With over a dozen years of experience, Kat has been described as a true artist with a poetic mind. She thrives when photographing savvy, creative, ambitious women… especially moms working from home. The heartfelt photos she delivers to her clients have equipped them with cohesive images to establish their own uniquely recognizable personal brands, to show up consistently on social media, and to connect more with their own audiences as they share the heart behind their work. Kat has been featured on Voyage Dallas as part of the Fort Worth Collection of Inspiring Stories. When Kat’s not photographing clients, you’ll find her homeschooling her four boys, singing with the family around the piano, or working on her first book!

Zoom Information:

Meeting information for Zoom and “In-Person” will be sent via email before the meeting.
We hope you can attend.


October Giveaway


Here’s your chance to enter a short story contest and get a free “plot bunny.”

Enter by October 15th. You can’t lose. Everyone who wants one gets one! Of course, you’ll receive a judge’s feedback. And some of you will be winners!

Dave the Duck has worked hard to keep these critters from fighting. They need a home!!! Someone who loves them.

Enter the Short Story Challenge.