Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers


Welcome to the official TACWT website.

Founded in the mid-seventies, before the expansion of university creative writing programs, TACWT was instrumental in connecting creative writing teachers from across the state of Texas. Today, TACWT members continue this legacy, gathering for annual conferences, sponsoring student writing contests, promoting literary publications, and sharing creative works with one another.


Make plans for our 2014 conference on September 18 - 20 at Hotel Adolphus in Dallas

click here for conference details

Writing Texas
     TACWT now has a journal. The URL is www.writing Texas.org

about us

The Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers (TACWT) is a community of secondary and higher education teachers and professors, workshop facilators, students, and individual writers.

Much of our work focuses on proliferating literary arts in Texas. Notably, our members and guests gather annually for a conference in a Texas city wherein we share scholarly presentations on creative writing pedagogy and enjoy readings by individual members. 

We sponsor annual student writing contests and literary magazine/journal contests.

We encourage and support the vibrancy of literary arts, presses, and publishing.


Cheryl Clements

Secretary: Steve Sherwood
Treasurer: Daniel Bartlett
Web master: David Wallace
Student Competition Coordinator: Melissa Morphew
Prose Program Coordinator: Jim Sanderson
Poetry Program Coordinator: Lyman Grant
Special Topics Program Coordinator: Steve Sherwood


Annual Individual Memberships $25

Annual Unlimited Institutional Memberships $150

Please send checks payable to TACWT to

Daniel Bartlett
Lamar University
Box 10060
Beaumont, TX 77710 

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