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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February Meeting

Fifteen members and one guest attended February’s Shreveport Writers Club meeting held on the 7th at the Bossier Arts Council Annex.  The meeting began with the presentation of the Making the Mark award to Jim Freeman, Deondre Holmes, Ken Shively, Bill Conly, Barbara Moore, John Brizzi, Katie Roxberry, Philip Volentine, and June Dowis.  Congratulations, writers!

Several members participated in the Flash Writing Exercise and shared their work on topics such as My Feet Were Killing Me, That Was a Crazy Thing I Did, Lost Luggage, and The Tour That Gave Me More Than I Bargained For.

Orders for club t-shirts continue to be collected.  If you’d like to order a club t-shirt, please bring $12.00 cash or check to the next meeting.  We discussed old business, such as the Writers Medley event held on Jan 31st and our upcoming 80th Anniversary Anthology.  New business discussions included our next Writers Medley event which is scheduled to coincide with the release of our 80th Anniversary Anthology later this year.  Another upcoming event is scheduled for Saturday February 28th at 10:30am at the Bossier Arts Council Annex building.  We are excited to announce special guest speaker John C. Brewer, author of The Silla Project and Multiplayer, will be speaking to the SWC about writing and the value of fiction.

Several ideas were brought for future activities for the Shreveport Writers Club. Some local businesses are interested in hosting small events to promote our local writers. Thanks, Deondre, for doing most of the legwork and getting the ball rolling with this!

Congratulations to Bill Conly for winning the Fourth Quarter Writing Contest with his piece titled A Room Within a Room!  Great job!

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The topic and guidelines for the Second Quarter Writing Contest will be announced at the next meeting and the Critique Group will meet on Feb 21st from 10am – 12pm at the Broadmoor Library.  As a reminder, only Shreveport Writers Club members who are current in their dues are allowed to participate in both the Quarterly Writing Contests and the Critique Group events.

February’s meeting finished with the Round Robin Reading in which several members shared some of their written work.  The next meeting will be held on March 7th in the Bossier Arts Council annex at 10am.  Guests are always welcome to attend!

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SWC Writers Medley

The SWC Writers Medley took place on Jan 31st at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport.  This event kicks off a year long celebration of the club’s 80th year.  The audience was treated to a short play, a few songs, short stories, and poems written by members of the Shreveport Writers Club.  Everyone had a wonderful time and the SWC would like to thank the Broadmoor Library for hosting the event.

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January Meeting

The first Shreveport Writers Club meeting of 2015 will be held on Saturday, January 10th.  It will be at the Bossier Arts Council Annex from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  As always, guests are welcome to attend.  See you there!

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Writers Medley event January 2015

The first Writers Medley event of 2015 is fast approaching! The Writers Medley features the written works of members of the Shreveport Writers Club. The event will be held at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport in the large conference room on Saturday Jan 31st, 2015 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Come out and enjoy listening to wonderful stories, poems, and more!

The Broadmoor Library is located on 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105

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December Christmas Party

The Shreveport Writers Club held their Christmas Party on Sat December 6th.  A special thanks to Bill Conley and his friend for entertaining us with their musical talents!  Members and guests enjoyed a wonderful meal of Podnuh’s meat and home-cooked sides.  A few members read their holiday-themed work before the White Elephant Gift exchange took place.

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The next meeting will beheld on Sat Jan 10th, 2015 at the Bossier Arts Council Annex.  See you there!

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