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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June Meeting

On June 6, 2015, the Shreveport Writers Club gathered together at the Bossier Arts Council Annex for their monthly meeting.  Guests and visitors were absent today, but there were ten members in attendance.  The meeting started with the presentation of the Making the Mark Award to six members.  Congratulations to Ken, Richard, Margaret, Katie, Bill, and Stephanie!  After the Flash Writing exercise, we discussed old business such as our first meetup at 2nd & Charles bookstore in Bossier Cityon May 28th.  It will now become a regular event on the last Thursday of the month at 3pm at 2nd & Charles.  The club’s 80th Anniversary Anthology was discussed and club dues wee taken.  New business included club promotion and officer positions.

The Second Quarter Member Writing Contest featured the topic  “Life is full of Questions”.  The winner of the contest was Stephanie Bullard with her story “The Flower Pot”.  Congratulations Stephanie!

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The meeting finished with a wonderful session of Round Robin.  Thanks to those who shared their work.

The writers critique group will meet from 10:00-noon at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport on June 20th.  This group is strictly for members who are current with their annual dues.  Guests and visitors are welcome to attend the next general meeting which will be held on July 11th.

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July meeting moved to July 11th

Please note, the July meeting will be moved to July 11th so everyone can enjoy the July 4th holiday weekend.

Hope to see you all there!

Write on!

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April Meeting

On April 4, 2015, the Shreveport Writers Club gathered together at the Bossier Arts Council Annex for their monthly meeting. Guests and visitors were absent today, but there were thirteen members in attendance. The meeting started with the presentation of the Making the Mark Award to four members. Congratulations to Philip, Tiffany, Ken, and John! After the Flash Writing exercise, we discussed old business such as club involvement in meetups at bookstores, the club’s 80th Anniversary Anthology, and more t-shirt orders were taken. Our guest speaker John C. Brewer is scheduled to give a lecture on May 2nd, 2015 and this will be in lieu of the monthly meeting. There wasn’t any new business to discuss.

The Second Quarter Member Writing Contest features the topic “Life is full of Questions”.
Will you go to Prom with me? Will you marry me? Can you watch the kids tonight? What happened? Where did you come from? Did you read the paper today? Who killed him? Should I quit my job? Is she guilty? Are you telling the truth? Do you want to build a snowman? Do you believe in __? Why not? Life is full of questions. Which one will your story be about? In 2,000 words or less, write a story or poem that contains/involves at least one question. It can be any question in the world, from a simple “May I ask who’s calling?” to something more complex. Writer’s choice (It does not have to be one of the questions above)! Members may submit multiple entries, print title on all pages (but not your name), and attach a cover sheet with the title or your work and name. Submissions may be emailed to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com or submitted in person by May 10th, 2015.

The meeting finished with a wonderful session of Round Robin. Thanks to those who shared their work!
The next writers critique group will meet from 10:00-noon at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport on April 18th. This group is strictly for members who are current with their annual dues.

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March Monthly Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club gathered together at the Bossier Arts Council Annex for their monthly meeting on March 7, 2015.  There were six members, two of which received the Making the Mark award, and two guests in attendance.  After the Flash Writing exercise, we discussed old business such as club involvement in Poetry Slams and store readings, the club’s 80th Anniversary Anthology.  It was also noted that the guest speaker John C. Brewer was rescheduled to May 2nd, 2015 due to weather conditions.

New business discussed included the next Writers Medley and the Second Quarter Member Writing Contest.  Topic/Title:  Life is full of questions.

Will you go to Prom with me?  Will you marry me?  Can you watch the kids tonight?  What happened?  Where did you come from?  Did you read the paper today?  Who killed him?  Should I quit my job?  Is she guilty?  Are you telling the truth?  Do you want to build a snowman?   Do you believe in __?  Why not?   Life is full of questions.  Which one will your story be about?  In 2,000 words or less, write a story or poem that contains/involves at least one question.  It can be any question in the world, from a simple “May I ask who’s calling?” to something more complex.  Writer’s choice (It does not have to be one of the questions above)!  Members may submit multiple entries, print title on all pages (but not your name), and attach a cover sheet with the title or your work and name.  Submissions may be emailed to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com or submitted in person by May 10th, 2015.

The meeting finished with a wonderful session of Round Robin.  Thanks to those who shared their work!

The next writers critique group will meet from 10:00-noon at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport on March 14th.  This group is strictly for members who are current with their annual dues.

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Critique Group Meeting

The SWC Critique Group meeting will be held at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport on March 14th from 10:00am to noon.  Only club members who are current with their dues may attend.  See you there!

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