Critique Group will meet on Monday, March 17th, at Barbara Moore’s home from 6-8 pm. See member email for details on how to attend.
Our regular March meeting will be on Saturday, March 1, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Bossier Arts Council Annex.
We will have speaker Robyn Conley, Book Doctor presenting “Self-Editing Without Self-Destructing” — a proven checklist of items to look for in any manuscript that have helped her clients become published.
Robyn has taught the mechanics of writing and publishing, as well as writing as a healing therapy at TCU, UTA, and hundreds of individual seminars around the country.
She also is a well-respected and sought-after freelance editor. For over twenty years Robyn has critiqued novels and book length non-fiction as well as articles, short stories and poetry collections, helping writers make their work marketable throughout the various changes in publishing. Her clients have won contests and landed contracts with traditional publishers after hiring her red pen.
Hope to see you all there!
I’m with a new publication in Shreveport/Bossier called Metro Leader News. It’s a monthly paper that’s mailed directly to homes in our area, and I’m looking for freelance writers. Do you know of anyone who might be interested in writing articles targeted to Caddo, Bossier, Haughton and DeSoto parishes? Writers will be paid for solicited material.
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Our February meeting will be Saturday, Feb 1st, from 10:30 to 12:30 pm at our regular meeting place.
Katie Bickham, poet and English faculty at BPCC will be our guest speaker:
Katie Bickham was born and raised in the Deep South and finds much of her writing turning itself toward her home state of Louisiana. After receiving her BA in English and MA in Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Katie took Steinbeck’s maxim (“You can never really write about a place until you leave it”) to heart, and is nearing the completion of her MFA at Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She is the recipient of the 2012 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize in poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Deep South Magazine and The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry.
Also, we will have a projector and laptop available, so if you wish to use a digital version of your work for the Round Robin section of the meeting, we can accommodate you. Feel free to either bring your work on a flash drive, or attach it to an email before the meeting.
Happy New Year!
After a long and restful holiday season and an awesome holiday party, we’re ready to gear up for a new year of writing!
Please join us on Saturday, January 11th, at 10:30 am at the Bossier Arts Council Annex for our regular meeting. Visitors are welcome.