About Us

Capital City Scribes (CCS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing in the appreciation of, and providing education in the art of calligraphy. Fostering both community and personal growth through the art of beautiful writing, CCS is open to all who believe in its purpose. 
We meet September through May on the second Thursday of the month. All monthly meetings are held at the Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Ave., Austin, Texas, from 7:00-9:30ish pm. Take the elevator and follow the signs. We do not have general meetings during the summer, although we do have a Creative Group, which meets year round.


Capital City Scribes started out as a search for a bottle of ink. Thelma Matthews carried ink at the University of Texas CO-Op East Book Store and in October of 1982, Thelma invited all the calligraphers she knew to attend an informal gathering at the bookstore. It was at that meeting and three follow-up meetings that Paula Webb, Thelma, Jeff Jeffreys, Nicholas Yeager and others began formulating the guild's purpose. The guild was established on January 11, 1983. Calligraphers acquainted themselves with each other, then elected a president and five other Executive Board members. Anne Boykin's design, which combined a quill and a bottle shaped as the capitol dome, was selected as the guild's logo. By the end of the first year, when officers were elected for the next year, the guild had become a well-established group of letter-lovers. For a more detailed history, see below. 


If you would like to join, please feel free to attend our next upcoming meeting.

An In-Depth Look at Capital City Scribes

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