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The Bay Area Writers League (BAWL) was started in late 1986 by ten writers who lived in the Houston Bay Area near the Johnson Space Center. They were mostly NASA engineers and their spouses. 

BAWL held its first formal meeting in April 1987. BAWL's first writing conference occurred in March 1989. We have been meeting continuously since then, coordinating many conferences, workshops, and hosting monthly guest speakers for Houston and Galveston area writers.

In 1997 BAWL became a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Texas.

BAWL dedicates itself to helping writers of all genres and abilities enhance skills, network with others, and succeed in following their dreams as authors. Members include writers of poetry, memoirs, historical fiction, personal essays, literary fiction, cli-fi, sci-fi/fantasy, non-fiction, romance… the list goes on. All are welcome.

Our goal is to join with, motivate, and educate writers seeking to enhance their skills in the craft and business of writing.


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