Critique Group for October has been rescheduled. It will be on Oct 25th instead of Oct 18th. It is still at the Broadmoor Library from 10 am to noon. Sorry for any inconvenience.
A production written by one of our own members will be presented on October 4th! All are invited! Free Admission!
First Presbyterian Church and Broadmoor Presbyterian Church of Shreveport Present
An Original Play By Jim Freeman
Directed by Christianne Chase
Featuring Cast Members From Enid, OK
Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:30pm
The Chapel of First Presbyterian Church
900 Jordan St • Shreveport
The Writers Medley was held on August 30th 2014 at the Bossier Arts Council Annex. This event was part of the BAC Saturday Speaker Series and it allowed members of the Shreveport Writers Club to read their work to a public audience. The event ran smoothly and it was a great experience for the SWC members. Thank you Bossier Arts Council for hosting us and we look forward to the next event!
The Shreveport Writers Club met on Saturday August 2nd at 10:00. There were nine members and four guests in attendance. DeAndre Holmes and Bill Conly were given the Making the Mark Award for their recent submissions. Congratulations!
After the Flash Writing Exercise, we discussed the status of the club Treasurer, annual membership dues, and club t-shirts. The deadline for the Third Quarter member mini-contest themed “Here’s Proof that Magic Really Does Exist” has been extended to Sunday August 10th if entries are emailed to email@example.com.
Our upcoming big event is titled A Writers Medley presented by the Shreveport Writers Club. The event will be held on Saturday August 30th from 2:00-4:00pm (NOTE: THIS DATE HAS CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL DISCUSSIONS OF SEPTEMBER). It will be a collection of short works by club members to include plays, poems, and short stories. The following is an excerpt from the Facebook event created by the Bossier Arts Council: The Bossier Arts Council presents the Shreveport Writers Club to the Saturday Speaker Series lineup! This event will be held at the Bossier Arts Council instead of the Gallery Fine Art Center. Make sure you come out and support and hear the amazing writers of Shreveport/Bossier!
2015 marks the Shreveport Writers Club 80th year. We are planning something special to celebrate, so stay tuned!!
Our guest speaker this month was Vickie Hardin, the outreach specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. Vickie brought many wonderful writing and publishing reference books/tools with her as well as provided some great handouts and brochures. She did a great job informing members what the Bossier Parish Library has to offer writers and the ways they can help promote local authors. Thanks Vickie!
The Critique Group will be meeting on Saturday August 16th from 10:00-12:00 at the Broadmoor Library in one of the small meeting rooms.
The next meeting will be held on Saturday September 6th and will feature a mini-workshop creating our author biography. If you already have one or one in the works, please bring it with you to share.
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.
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!
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.
At our June meeting, we elected new Officers:
President: Barbara Moore
Vice President: John Brizzi
Secretary: Katie Roxberry
Treasurer: Lela Robichaux