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!

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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