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Highland Lakes Writers' Club
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Who We Are

Highland Lakes Writers' Club is a group of people who reside in the Texas Hill Country / Highland Lakes Area, all of whom have an interest in writing. Members include poets, novelists, songwriters, journalists, historians, playwrights, and others-as well as casual writers penning memoirs for their grandchildren.

Some HLWC members have had their work published, either in print or on-line. Many, however, have not (yet). For a few, publication has never been the goal; they write simply for fun and for self-expression.

About half of our members are retired, having come to the Highland Lakes area after diverse and rewarding careers in cities both in Texas and elsewhere. Some are trying their hand at writing for the first time. Others have been writing since childhood.

What brings us all together is the enjoyment of the written word. We delight in stories, poems, essays, and other genres. We like to share ideas, observations, and experiences with others. We encourage, listen to, and learn from one another. Best of all, we have fun in the process!

Our History and Background

Highland Lakes Writers' Club was founded in October 1993 by Lois Lucas, a retired teacher from California, who at that time was a resident of Horseshoe Bay. Although Lois and her husband Bob would later move to the Pacific Northwest, the club continued to grow and thrive.

Monthly Meetings

The Highland Lakes Writers’ Club meetings are listed on our meeting page. Please refer to that page for current meeting times.

Visitors are welcome at monthly meetings, where, typically, members read from their works in progress. The club asks that readings at these meetings be no more than 7 or 8 minutes long unless prior arrangements are made. Readings may be in any genre, on any subject, but ideally will convey ideas in a non-inflammatory way without obvious bias.

Regular meetings begin with a social time from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a brief discussion of club business and then by readings. Meetings usually conclude before 9:00 p.m.

Four or five times a year, educational programs are presented either by club members or by invited speakers.

Website and E-Newsletter

The club’s website, launched in 2013, is: This site is currently being updated. Members also receive a monthly e-newsletter, “The Write Way,” reminding them of meetings and other activities.

To join HLWC, or for more information about the club, please contact its long-time secretary, Kay Lee (512-964-3021 or

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