May Meeting

Shreveport Writers Club held their monthly meeting on May 4th at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of Shreve Memorial Libary.

Romance author, Liz Talley, was the special guest.  Talley spoke about her beginnings as a writer, as well as how her writing career has progressed over the years. Talley held a lengthy Q and A session with attendees and signed copies of her books afterward.liztable

               Shreveport Writers Club thanks Liz Talley for her fun, informative visit!

 

If you would like to know more about Liz Talley and her books, visit her website:

LizTalleybooks.com

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The rest of the meeting concerned regular business, including the upcoming collaboration with Shreveport Art Club. Shreveport Writers Club President, Tiffany Pennywell, gave details on how the collaboration will work. She outlined how club members could participate and promised (and delivered) an email to follow up on the information provided at the meeting.

Pennywell reminded club members that the Writers Medley will take the place of the regular club meeting in June:

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NOTE: Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet Saturday, May 18th, 10 am to noon at the Broadmoor Library Reading Room. Bring a short piece of writing to share or simply come offer supportive suggestions for fellow writers. Everyone is invited.

 

 

 

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Writer’s Medley Scheduled for June

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Everyone is invited to join Shreveport Writers Club members and guests at the Writer’s Medley and Author’s Fair coming up on Friday, June 7th, from 6 to 8 pm at The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St in Shreveport.

Please join us for readings and book signings from local authors. Refreshments will be served.

Click the link to the Facebook Event for more information.

Even more details will be forthcoming at the next monthly meeting of the Shreveport Writers Club, which will be Saturday, May 4th at Shreve Memorial Library–Hamilton/South Caddo Branch on Burt Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

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Everyone is welcome to attend.

Click the link to the Facebook Event

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April Meeting

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The Shreveport Writer’s Club met for their regular monthly meeting on April 6th at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor branch.

After greeting visitor, Jim, Jade and Ron, the club awarded a Making the Mark award to Ken Shively, who shared his work in a genealogy group.  The Making the Mark award is to recognize members who have submitted work to contests or publications in the previous month.

Next the writers participated in the Flash Writing Exercise. They were invited to write for ten minutes on one of these topics:

  • April showers bring…
  • I suddenly became a mind reader
  • A child’s trip to the store
  • a rabbit, an egg and the full moon
  • open topic

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Next, the writers discussed business including the upcoming Writer’s Medley. The date was previously confirmed, but a scheduling conflict with the venue was discovered. The date for the next Writer’s Medley is still being determined. The writers also discussed asking a visual artist to collaborate with the group. The idea being to produce writing pieces that correspond or respond to the art.

Finally, the group participated in the Round Robin portion of the meeting. Here members are given the opportunity to share a piece of their work. Since there were a few extra minutes left in the meeting, the writers added some critique time as well.

NOTE: The next regularly schedule Critique Group meeting has been cancelled due to the Easter holiday.

The next regular meeting of Shreveport Writer’s Club will be May 4th, beginning at 11 am, at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, 2111 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA 71118

 

 

 

 

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March Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club held their March 2019 meeting on Saturday, March 2nd at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor Branch.

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After the “Making the Mark” awards were presented to those writers who submitted work for publication in the last month, the writers took part in the monthly Flash Writing Exercise. Members and guests were asked to write for ten minutes on one of these topics:

  1. I was dancing with the leprechaun…
  2. Flowers remind me of…
  3. My life is filled with chaos and songs
  4. The unicorn, llama and sloth
  5. Open topic

Afterwards, several shared the results of the exercise.

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Next, Vice-President D. L. Holmes spoke on the importance branding and marketing yourself.

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Business items, including a discussion on group activities and how to implement them, were addressed next.

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Finally, several writers shared excerpts of their work in the Round Robin portion of the meeting.

The next meeting of Shreveport Writers Club will be Saturday, April 6th at 11 am at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr, Shreveport, LA 71105.

Remember, guests are always welcome, so if you have ever wondered what the club is all about or have an interest in writing, please join us!

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February Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club held its February meeting in the Reading Room of the Shreve Memorial Library Hamilton/South Caddo Resource Center in Shreveport.

The writers and guests welcomed special guest, Maple Sudds, author of the autobiography No Blood in the Turnip: Memoirs of a Co-Dependent. 

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Ms. Sudds read excerpts from the book and talked about how it came to be. She stressed the importance of persevering to tell one’s story and shared her process of learning about herself through writing. She said she hoped to offer hope, healing and understanding to others through her book.

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Ms. Sudds answered questions from the audience and discussed how writing the book has impacted her life and  her family.

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Ms. Sudds sold and signed copies of her book for patrons.

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Copies of Maple Sudds’ book, No Blood in the Turnip: Memoirs of a Co-Dependent are available as an e-book download or in paperback at Amazon.com

After a short break, the meeting continued with some business discussion and the monthly Flash Writing Exercise.

The February Critique Group meeting  will be held at Retro 521 Cafe in Bossier on February 16th from 10 AM to noon. Writers may bring a short piece of writing for critique or just come to offer support, helpful advice and encouragement to other writers.

Shreveport Writers Club next regular meeting will be March 2nd from 11 Am to 1 PM at the Shreve Memorial Library-Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive in Shreveport.  March Critique Group is  also planned for 11 Am to 1 PM at the same location on March 16th.

 

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Special Guest for February Meeting

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Next month the SWC is changing things up just a bit. We have a special guest! Maple Sudds, author of No Blood in the Turnip:Memoirs of a Codependent, will read selections from her book and hold a question and answer session afterward.

This meeting is at a special time: 11:00 am. It is also in a special place: Shreve Memorial Library–Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. The meeting will be held in their lovely reading room. We’re really hoping this open area will invite people in to join us, to hear Maple and to find out what Shreveport Writers Club is all about.

Mark your calendars for this special event!

Here’s the Facebook link:   https://www.facebook.com/events/386811405226730/

If you click on “going” or “interested” on the Facebook event, you will receive a reminder about it from Facebook. You can also invite friends through the Facebook link. 

Remember, you can help promote the club and it’s events by sharing information about club activities on social media OR by simply inviting a friend (or two) to join you at a meeting.  

Writer’s of all genres, experience and interest are always welcome. From beginner to veteran, you can find help, support and information at our meetings. Naturally, you don’t have to LIVE in Shreveport/Bossier to come SWC meetings either. If you can make it from wherever you live, you are welcome. 🙂

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January Critique Group

SWC - revisedThe Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet at Retro 521 Café in Bossier, 521 Barksdale Blvd on Saturday, January 19th from 10 am to 12 pm.

Members and guests are encouraged to bring work to read and have critiqued in a safe, supportive environment. The critique group is intended to be helpful and to offer constructive feedback to authors on their writing.

   Even if you don’t have a piece to have critiqued, please come and offer your support and suggestions to other writers.

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