80th Anniversary Anthology

SWC is accepting member submissions for our 80th anniversary anthology from now to April 1, 2015.
-word length up to 3,000 words-12 pages double spaced
-work must be original, unpublished works
-prose, poetry or short dramatic works accepted
-fiction or nonfiction
-there are 3 categories:
     -Bygone Days
    -Contemporary Outlooks
    -Ideas Yet to Come
-may submit up to three entries per category-we will select up to one work per category
-Author maintains rights and will be asked to sign a release if work/works are accepted for publication
-submission will be accepted up to April 1, 2015
-publication to be available in September
-all proceeds will go to SWC
-electronic submissions only. Email to the club main address.

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Holiday Party

The Holiday Party will be held December 6, 11am to 1pm in the Bossier Arts Council Annex building. Members and their families/guests are welcome. The club will provide the meat and iced tea and water for the lunch,
Members are asked to bring:
a side dish, snack or desert
an original, seasonal reading of your work if you would like to share
a white elephant gift for yourself and guests to exchange so everyone may participate in our fun gift activity.
Hope to see you all there!

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Critique Group Date Change

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.

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Jim Freeman Play opening Oct 4th!

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

Free Admission

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Writers Medley

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!


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August 2nd meeting

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 shreveportwritersclub@gmail.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.

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Critique Group Upcoming Meetings

Critique group will meet at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr in Shreveport,  for the next three meetings. The time is still 10 am to noon on the following dates:
August 16th
September 20th
October 18th.
Hope to see you all there!

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