February 13, 2023

To all IWA members and non-members:

It is with great sadness to announce that after 25 years, the International Writers Association will be ending the organization effective March 1, 2023. Due to the unusual and drastic drop in membership after the pandemic, organizational leaders have realized that all good things come to an end.

Because of this, members that have already made membership fee payments through PayPal will have their money refunded to them within the next few weeks. Those who have submitted a check, please notify us if you would like the checks returned to you. If not, the checks will be destroyed. Please note that, by the IWA leadership’s mutual consent, the residual funds in our account will be donated to the Elyria Arts Council in appreciation for their support over the years.

For many years, IWA has supported and encouraged writers of all walks of life to pursue their writing goals. Because of our mission, many great members have gone on to accomplish their writing dreams while others have enjoyed our shared community.

We are grateful for all the wonderful memories and the people who have come and gone. We continue to support all writers in their efforts to share their dreams, and we wish for nothing but great success for all of you in your future endeavors.

Most sincerely,

Dr. Hilaire Tavenner,  President
Robert Moore,  Vice President
Denise Mckee, Secretary
James O. Barnes, Treasurer
Dr. Craig Koehler,  Ex-Officio