Shreveport Writers Club to Participate in H.O.S.T.S.

Shreveport Writers Club will participate in H.O.S.T.S. (Highland Open Studio Tours Sundays) on July 11, 2021 at Lotus Studio, 446 Olive St, Shreveport, LA.

The club will have copies of the anthology For a Shorter Social Distance Tomorrow available for purchase along with information about the club.

Beginning at 1:00 PM, club members will offer selected readings from the new anthology and other original works.

For those unable to attend the event, the anthology is available in both Kindle and paperback formats:

The next regular meeting of Shreveport Writers Club will be Saturday, July 10th at 10 AM at Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr, Shreveport LA.

This meeting will be an person/virtual hybrid meeting in Study Room A. A Zoom link will be emailed to members prior to the meeting.

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2021 Anthology Now Available in Paperback

The Shreveport Writers Club is happy to announce that the 2021 Anthology, For a Shorter Social Distance Tomorrow is now available in paperback from Amazon.com. The Kindle version is also available.

Click below to order your copy today and support the efforts of the writers and the goals of Shreveport Writers Club to promote and encourage the art and craft of writing in Northwest Louisiana.

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Shreveport Writers Club Holds June Meeting

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The Shreveport Writers club held its regular June meeting on June 5th via Zoom.

The meeting began with greeting members and guests, then continued as the club acknowledged members who had submitted work or had work published in the last month.

The club also discussed whether to continue the virtual-only meetings, if in-person meetings should begin or if there should be a combination of virtual/in-person meetings. It was decided that placing a poll on the website and the Facebook group page was the best way to find out what the majority of members preferred.

With that in mind, please take a moment to record an answer to the poll below:

The club also heard a report from Club Treasurer, Ken Shively, on the club’s club’s current bank balance.

Members discussed various ways for the club and club members to participate in local events, such as poetry and spoken word gatherings, as well as other functions to promote the club and the new anthology.

Members also participated in the Flash Writing Exercise, ten minutes of writing on any topic or one of these prompts:

  1. I am a plant parent
  2. Nostalgic cartoons
  3. Life in a bubble
  4. I’ve been giving three wishes

Members who wished to, shared their ten-minute writes with the group.

In the Writer’s Spotlight: Author DL Holmes shared his insights on battling Imposter Syndrome and being authentic in one’s writing. A lively and informative discussion followed.

The next meeting for Shreveport Writers Club will be the month critique meeting on June 19th from 10 am until 12 noon. This meeting will be a virtual meeting. A Zoom link will be sent to members on the email list prior to the meeting.

If you would like to be added to our email list or have any questions regarding Shreveport Writers Club, please contact the club via email: shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com

Remember the latest antholgy from Shreveport Writers Club is now available for Kindle Download.

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June Meeting Set

The Shreveport Writers Club regular June meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting, 10 am until 12 pm, Saturday, June 5th.

Author, Deondre Holmes will be the guest speaker. He will be leading a discussion on combatting Imposter Syndrome and being authentic.

Members and guests are welcome. An invitation and Zoom link will be sent via email prior to the meeting. If you are interested in attending, send an email requesting the Zoom link to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com.

And don’t forget, the club’s new anthology is available for Kindle download:

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Shreveport Writers Club Presents New Anthology

The Shreveport Writers Club proudly presents a new anthology for 2021: For a Shorter Social Distance Tomorrow.

Featuring eleven local authors, edited by Jeff Babineaux, this powerful collection of stories, poems and a children’s book excerpt explores “lives affected by pandemic, isolation, division and a search for connection against the chaotic backdrop of the events of 2020.”

For a Shorter Social Distance Tomorrow is available now for Kindle download. Proceeds benefit the Shreveport Writers Club which aims to promote, celebrate and connect writers who represent a broad spectrum of experience, goals, viewpoints and genres in Northwest Louisiana.

Shreveport Writers Club invites you to experience this thought-provoking anthology by clicking below:

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May Critique Group Zoom Meeting

This month’s Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet virtually via Zoom Saturday, May 15th, 2021, from 10 am until 12 noon.

You are invited to bring a short piece of your work to share and receive constructive, supportive feedback from fellow members. 

If you would like the Zoom link and details, please send an email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com  requesting the information

Write On!

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May Meeting To Include Guest Speaker

    

On Saturday, May 1st, The Shreveport Writers Club welcomes author Britney Winn Lee as guest speaker via Zoom.

Britney Winn Lee is the author of The Boy With Big, Big Feelings (2020), The Girl With Big, Big Questions (forthcoming 2021), Deconstructed Do-Gooder: A Memoir About Learning Mercy the Hard Way, and the editor of Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice.

When not writing, Britney serves as the director of Noel Community Arts Program and the editor and content coordinator for Red Letter Christians. She lives in Shreveport, LA with her husband, son, and miniature aussie, Beau.

The meeting will also include regular club business and activities.

If you would like the Zoom link and details, please send an email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com  requesting the information

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April Critique Meeting

This month’s Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet virtually via Zoom Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 10 am until 12 noon.

You are invited to bring a short piece of your work to share and receive constructive, supportive feedback from fellow members. 

If you would like the Zoom link and details, please send an email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com  requesting the information

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April Regular Meeting Set

The Shreveport Writers Club will hold its regular meeting via Zoom on Saturday, April 3, 2021.  The meeting will begin at 10 AM and will conclude around noon.

Members will discuss club business, participate in a timed flash-writing exercise, and in the Member’s Spotlight, John Brizzi will give a presentation on writing dialogue.

 Members and guests are also encouraged to bring a short piece of writing to share with the group, if time allows.

A Zoom Meeting link and passcode will be emailed to Shreveport Writers Club members prior to the meeting. Members and guests who are not on the email list, should send an email request to shreveportswritersclub@gmail.com to receive the link and passcode.

Members and guests may also submit a request for the Zoom link by posting on the club’s Facebook page.

We hope to “see” you at the meeting! Write on!

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SWC Informal Chat Zoom Meeting

Hello Writers!
During our last regular meeting several members expressed a desire that we resume the informal “writer’s chat” virtual meetings.

The informal meetings are just that. There’s no set agenda or club business to discuss; it’s just writers talking about writing. This meeting will also serve as a critique meeting as well. If you have a short piece of writing to share with the group and are looking for supportive feedback, you are welcome to bring that to the virtual meeting.

The Writers Chat will be a Zoom virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at beginning at 7:00 PM. The meeting is scheduled to last two hours, but writers are welcome to come and go as they choose from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

An email with the link and passcodes will be sent to members prior to the meeting.

Those interested in Shreveport Writers Club may contact the club at shreveportwritersclub.com for information about becoming a member and joining the email list.

Write on!

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