July 5th meeting

July’s meeting was held on Saturday the 5th.  Nine members were in attendance along with two new guests.  We recognized several members who submitted their work with the Making the Mark Award.  The winner for the first and second quarter Member Contest was announced.  Congratulations to Joann Horton!  Her short story titled “The Mystery at the End of Goodwill Street” won first place and the $25 prize.Joann

Members were encouraged to enter our 3rd quarter mini contest.  The theme for the third quarter contest is “Proof that Magic Really Does Exist” and is limited to 1,500 words (prose or poetry) due by the August meeting.

Re-orders were taken for the Club T-shirts and annual club membership dues were collected.  Members were reminded to pay renewal dues by August 2nd to remain on the club roster. Please send an email to the club if you would like to renew by mail.

Members signed up to participate in our upcoming public speaker event on September 27 hosted by the Bossier Arts Council. This event will be open to the general public and will feature the work of Shreveport Writers Club members. More details to follow.

Our guest speaker was Alyssia Kirkhart.  As an author of several published books, Alyssia explained her SMART method, a method used to carve out time from her busy life to write.  Not only was her briefing motivational and encouraging, but wonderfully interactive with the members.  Thank you for such wonderful advice, Alyssia!

Alyssia

The next meeting is scheduled for August 2, 2014.  The guest speaker will be Vickie Hardin, Bossier Parish Library Outreach Specialist, who will discuss the many resources available at the Bossier Library including how they promote local writers.

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New Officers Elected

At our June meeting, we elected new Officers:

President: Barbara Moore

Vice President: John Brizzi

Secretary: Katie Roxberry

Treasurer: Lela Robichaux

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Meeting on Saturday!

Despite the holiday weekend, we do still have a meeting on Saturday, including a speaker: Alyssia Kirkhart, who will be talking about “Carving Out Time to Write”.

We will meet at our regular meeting place, the Bossier Arts Council Annex, from 10 am to 12 pm. Hope to see you all there!

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Summer Members Only Contest

Topic-“Here’s Proof that Magic Really Does Exist”

-Members may submit multiple entries
-Members submit up to 1500 words (6 pages double spaced) on the chosen topic
-Print title on all pages
-attach a cover sheet with the title of your work and name
-submissions may be emailed to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com or submitted in person
-5 or more members must submit to make the contest
-prize is $25
-sponsor of contest will find an anonymous “reader” to read the submissions and select the work they enjoyed the most
-Last day to submit is the August meeting

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Critique Group Meeting

Critique group will meet on June 21, 10 am to noon. All members are welcome to come and bring samples of their work to be critiqued or to come and be a critiquer.

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Officer Elections

At the last meeting, we offered a slate for Officer Elections on June 7th. The slate was presented and seconded, and seeing no alternative nominations, this is the slate to be voted on at the next meeting:

President: Barb Moore
Vice-President: John Brizzi
Secretary: Katie Roxberry
Treasurer: Lela Robichaux

We will vote in these officers at the June meeting.
Also don’t forget that dues of $20 are due at the June meeting.

Thanks, and Write on!

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Critique Group Meeting

Critique Group will meet on Saturday, May 24th, from 10 am to noon at the Bossier Arts Council Annex. Members are encouraged to come and bring their work or to just be a critiquer.

Hope to see you all there!

Write on!

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