Our mission is to be a resource for writers of all skill levels within the greater El Paso area and to provide them with encouragement and a sense of community.
Dorris Van Doren Library
Active Duty Mil. and their family : $15
Students (with a valid Student ID): $10
In 1935, Lenore Dils and five other writers, Ida Gardner, Marcie Sanguin, Rowena Bridgers, Maggie Jerrell and Etna Kline, organized the Night Writers. These women worked and the only time they had to meet was at night. Mrs. Dils had lived in El Paso two years and felt the need for the companionship and inspiration of fellow writers. She stated that next to getting published, her greatest thrill was seeing someone else get published. She enjoyed helping others to write by inspiration, by critiquing and hard work.
In 1941, The League published “Sponsor Magazine”. The League staged several plays written by member James Cleveland in the 1950’s. In April of 1962 the group sponsored the First Annual Southwestern Writers’ Dinner with attendance of 240 writers. Dr. C. L. Sonnichsen was the featured speaker.
2010 marked the 75th anniversary of the group. The El Paso Writer’s League continues offering workshops, monthly meetings, and various events to encourage and aid writers of all ages and abilities in their quest to write.