Helping and encouraging writers and aspiring writers
who want to share the love of Jesus Christ
through publication of their works in both religious and secular markets.
Education = Innovation
Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Click on Announcements to view our calendar.
Speaker sessions are from 7-9pm at:
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway, rm. 143
Houston, TX 77024
Inspirational Writers Alive! (IWA!) is a Christian interdenominational writers’ club. IWA! promotes creative writing to glorify Christ by helping individuals advance their writing skills and find effective markets for their work. The club’s name conveys the excitement members feel about the special ministry entrusted to writers.
Click here for more information on the special benefits of IWA! membership.
Central Houston IWA! welcomes you to join us in this step of faith to answer the divine call to share God's message through the written word. To join, click on the Membership link at the top of this page and follow the directions on the form. We look forward to meeting you!
Our History and Our Heart
The late Maxine Holder founded Inspirational Writers Alive! (IWA!) in 1990 in Pasadena, TX to equip and raise up a community of faith-based writers. One of her writers, Wanda Shadle, fully embraced her vision to the point that on March 11, 1993, Wanda started her own chapter of IWA! at Houston's First Baptist Church. Now known as the Central Houston chapter of IWA!, we are still going strong in our mission to encourage, inspire and equip writers of all levels to faithfully walk out their calling to share God's message through the written word.
Wanda's prayer was that as IWA! continues, many more will publish their works for the Lord – whether in Christian or secular publications – always remaining committed to what will please Him. This continues to be our prayer today. We overcome by the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony (ref. Rev. 12:11). We believe that every one of us has a testimony waiting to be shared for the edification of the body and no matter what challenges we may face in spreading this word, God has made a way for us through the blood of His Son. May your writing journey be fulfilling!
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Informational and Inspiring
May 06, 2023: HALF-DAY WORKSHOP - Fiction Intensive with Author Janice Thompson - Click above for registration.