Welcome, El Paso Area Writers!
We are a group of published and unpublished writers who meet once a month to hone our craft and learn about different aspects of writing and the industry. Each month we have speakers present on different topics ranging from novel writing to poetry and everything in between. We welcome writers of all levels, and are here to support each other in our creative endeavors.

Our Mission:

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.

Monthly meetings:

Second Saturday of each month from 2-4 PM.

Dorris Van Doren Library
551 East Redd Road 79912
(915) 875-0700
Currently we are holding our meetings online through ZOOM. 
Annual Membership Fee: $25
Active Duty Mil. and their family : $15
Students (with a valid Student ID): $10
2020 Officers:
President: Sandra Aguirre-Magaña
Vice-Presidents: Lindsey Macchiarella
Treasurer: Dan Leydon
Secretary: Brittany Babineau
Border Tapestry Contest Chairperson: Lindsey Macchiarella
Facebook/Website: Linsey Macchiarella
Inkslinger: Brittany Babineau
Workshop/Presenters: Sandra Aguirre-Magaña


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.