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We’re the Idaho Writers Guild — offering professional networking and educational opportunities as diverse as the writers who join it. In addition to serving as a networking resource for writers wishing to become actively involved in the writing community, the IWG plans and develops programs to aid writers. Our membership reflects all genres and media.
We’re a community-based literary arts organization promoting education in the community by hosting public programs and projects, including author readings, workshops on a broad spectrum of topics, writing contests, and conferences of interest to writers and readers of all genres.
Writers of all genres are eligible for membership. Members receive discounts to IWG workshops and events, and an online newsletter. Roster members, additionally, are sent requests that IWG occasionally receives for paid work and speaking engagements.

Board Members

Idaho Writers Guild Board of Directors
  • President Merilee Marsh
  • Co-Vice-Presidents Amanda Turner and Christy Hovey
  • Secretary Doug Copsey
  • Treasurer Leigh Robbins
  • Past President and Membership Chair Gretchen Mullins
  • Co-Membership Chair Laura Jenski
  • Strategic Planner Rick Just
  • IWG Contest Chair and Writers Corner Facilitator Sherry Briscoe
  • Write Track Sylissa Franklin
  • Advisory Board Member(s) Laura/Bruce DeLaney

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IWG Zero Tolerance Policy

The Idaho Writers Guild (IWG) is committed to providing a safe environment for all its members and guests. The IWG has a zero tolerance policy for any form of discrimination on any ground, and from harassment of any type. This includes all members, presenters, and attendees at any and all IWG functions.