Elk Grove Writers Guild Inc

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Elk Grove Writers Guild started with one aspiring writer who wanted to write a novel and had no idea where to begin. She researched the elite Writers Conferences, like the ones in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City. They sounded like just what she needed, but she couldn't afford to go. The conferences cost between $900 and $3000 to attend. What she did was find some like-minded writers and do a Writers Conference right in her local community where it was needed. 

Today, the Elk Grove Writers Guild is a fully-certified public 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to help writers be the best they can be through our efforts to provide educational programs and events, opportunities for networking, and the opportunity for sharing their work-in-progress on our Google-docs critiquing system for feedback and suggestions on improvement of their writing for any genre they choose to write. 

We also provide a Newsletter which goes out the first day of every month. We publish our members' works and other writer's works in it upon request. The Newsletter is also full of writing tips, other writing group news, and all our Elk Grove Writers Guild News and upcoming programs and activities. Usually on the last page, we offer some "writing prompts" for someone stuck on what to write.

We have a website, https://egweg.org, which contains our Racial Equity Statement, tells our story and presents our 501(c)(3) nonprofit documents, has an Invitation to Join and Membership Application, Author Page with their pictures and published book covers displayed, a Donate Page, and a newsletter section where anyone can read any issue of our Newsletter. Our newest additions to the website are our resource section which allows our members access to checking out writing class material, and our online library of writing books to borrow, plus a critique request page for getting an editor to review a work-in-progress. Our website is currently going through some maintenance and revisions which will make it even more useful.

The Elk Grove Writers Guild is looking forward to 2023 as a year in which we improve our funding picture and continue to help writers be the best they can be through even better educational events, with fresh new topics, and improved opportunities to network. 

Loy Holder, President     



The mission of the Elk Grove Writers Guild is to help writers be the best they can be, through educational events, educational resources, biennial conferences, networking, and critique services.


The Elk Grove Writers Guild membership has grown, and we need operation funds to cover yearly insurance, website maintenance, accounting fees, brand marketing, speaker fees, etc.

Equity Statement

Elk Grove Writers Guild Racial Equity Statement:

We will ensure that our Business Plan, activities, services, and events reflect democratic principles of equity and justice with the understanding that critical issues of bias and discrimination will require concerted and purposeful action.

We believe that bringing together our Board of Directors, volunteers and members with differing backgrounds and life experiences will enhance our ability to increase and improve opportunities for the Writing Community of Elk Grove, California and beyond.

We will administer a plan to identify and avoid discrimination and barriers to access to the EGWG and avoid disproportionately high and adverse effects on communities of color; and we are committed to the just and equitable disbursement of our resources such as opportunities to network, receive critique on written manuscripts, participate as a speaker, teach a class, compete in a writing contest and other resources we develop in the future.

When relevant, we will collect data to evaluate the impact of our activities, events, and services on our equity goals such as: People of color, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, tribal communities, refugee, and immigrant communities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Elk Grove Writers Guild Inc

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted

Demographics Served

Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Black/African American, Women/Female-identifying

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director & Board Chair

Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement



Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Stockton, CA, US

Davis, CA, US

Placerville, CA, US, 95667

Auburn, CA, US