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.
Do you have
Write Stuff ?
Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month*, from 7-9pm at:
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway, rm. 145
Houston, TX 77024
* See Announcements for exceptions.
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!
Letter from the Founder - Wanda J. Shadle
Maxine Holder founded Inspirational Writers Alive! (IWA!) in 1990 in Pasadena, TX. And through her persistence, Maxine eventually succeeded in persuading me to make the drive to her Christian writers meeting. I immediately recognized the great potential of IWA! to encourage and empower writers in the publication of their Christian works, but I had no idea just how involved I would become in this new adventure.
On March 11, 1993 I held the first meeting for the Houston's First Baptist chapter, which is now known as the Central Houston chapter of IWA! Now, more than twenty years and over twenty conferences later, we are still going strong, encouraging, teaching and equipping writers to transfer God's inspiration to the page. I pray 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.
In His Love,
Wanda J. Shadle
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Informational and Inspiring
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Open Writing Competition is CANCELLED!
Please check back in January for next year's contest.