Meeting on Saturday!

Please join us for our September Meeting on Saturday, September 5th, from 10 am to noon at the Bossier Arts Council.
We will have guest speaker Gary Calligas, a local published writer.
His program will consist of 1) the history of THE BEST OF TIMES monthly publication, 2) the increase of such publication across the US and the need for educational articles and stories for them, and 3) why the BEST OF TIMES is promoting persons to write their family stories and their autobiographies.
He was invited to broadcast his weekly Saturday morning KEEL Radio program live from the WWII Museum in New Orleans on August 15th.
Hope to see you all there! Bring a friend!
Write on!

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Upcoming Events for Shreveport Writer’s Club

8/27 – Monthly meet and Greet (2nd and Charles 2-4 pm – time subject to change)
9/5 – Monthly meeting 10 am – noon (Bossier Arts Council)
9/19 – Critique Group, noon to 1:30 (Broadmoor Library NOTE TIME CHANGE)
10/17 – Writers Medley noon – 2:30 (Broadmoor Library Presenters needed! 5-20 min). Please respond to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com if you wish to be a presenter. Do NOT message via Facebook!
11/14 – November Critique Group – (Broadmoor Library 10 am to noon.

For details on any of these events, reply to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com or ask at the next meeting.

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80th Anniversary Anthology Submissions

Attention all members! We are in need of more submissions for the Shreveport Writer’s Club 80th Anniversary Anthology. Submit your writings to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com. Also if you have any quotes that you would like to add please send those in as well. This is the final call.

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August Meeting

There were no new visitors for today’s meeting but we did have a “Making The Mark” pen go out to Deondre.  Many of the members shared their creative writing during the flash writing exercise.

The 80th Anniversary Anthology is around the corner.  John is passing on the duty of the book.  A committee will be formed by those who are interested in keeping the project going.  Ways to promote the Anthology were discussed.  There will be a later discussion on if we need more entries.

We are going to keep the date for the next club meeting during Labor Day weekend.  That will be on September 5th at 10:00am.

Critique Group will meet from 10:00am to Noon at the Broadmoor Library on August 15th.  Members are free to bring their work to be critiqued or just come to hear and give helpful advice.

After the Round Robin Reading, Anil Minocha gave a power point presentation on “Amazon Reviews 101”.  The presentation was very informative on how to give relevant and quality reviews.

Everyone have a GREAT month and “Write On”!

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Updates From Today’s Meeting

To summarize some things said at today’s meeting:
1) Dues of $20 are due. Please remit no later than the next meeting if you have not paid.
2) T-shirts are still available. We have not met quota for t-shirts to make another order. If you are interested in a shirt, please let us know.
3) New officers:
President – John Brizzi
VP – Lela Robichaux
Secretary – Tiffany Pennywell
Treasurer – Ken Shively
Activities Directors – Deondre Holmes and Margaret D’Aquin
Thanks for all of your help and support, and Write On!

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Officer changes

With Barbara and Katie having to leave their positions, there have been some club officer change suggestions:

John Brizzi moving up to President
Lela Robichaux moving up to Vice-President
Ken Shively assuming the Treasurer position
Deondre Holmes assuming a new position – Activities Director (possibly to be retitled in the near future)

We have not selected a Secretary candidate as of this writing.

Official voting on all of these changes will be done at the July 11th meeting.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for the Secretary position (need to be able to update Facebook/blog and use Gmail) or raise an objection to any of the suggestions above, it must be brought up for discussion at the July 11th meeting.

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Thank you!

I’d like to express my sincere thanks to both Barbara Moore and Katie Roxberry for their tireless efforts and dedicated service as club President and Secretary. They will both be sorely missed as officers, and I cannot thank them enough for helping me and the club realize so many goals and achievements.

May you both see great happiness and success in your futures, and as always, WRITE ON!

– John Brizzi

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