On October 3rd, we had our monthly Shreveport Writer’s Club meeting. We were honored to have so many visitors. They took the time to introduce themselves and then they had the members introduce themselves as well. At the end of the meeting one of the visitors, Edith DeVilbiss, became a member.
There were three members that received the Making the Mark Awards. They receive this by submitting their work to different publications, events, contests and so on. We applaud them and hope they keep up the great work.
We had our flash writing which produced some awesome writing. The topics that were used were, “Happiness is a warm…”, “Staring at the wall…”, “The Garden of…”, “Where are the birds…” and “Topic of choice”. We appreciate the visitors that participated in this as well.
The anthology being put together for the club’s 80th anniversary is almost done. Editing has been finished and right now formatting is being worked on. There is still room for personal quotes to be added by members. Send them to email@example.com.
There will be a Writer’s Melody on 10/17/2015 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Broadmoor Library. Right now the participants are Margaret d’Aquin, Ken Shively, Stephanie Bullard, John Brizzi, June Dowis and Bill Conly. There is still room, so if you are a current member and want to participate send notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no Critique Group this month since the Writer’s Melody is being held.
Our Holiday Party is around the corner and our Activity Directors are busy making plans. We appreciate their hard work and know that they will make a great party for everyone to participate in. Stay tuned for more information.
The club will be changing the process on how we order our t-shirts. If you need anymore information you can contact Lela, who is in charge. She will keep us posted on any updates on this new development.
We were appreciative to have Charlotte M. Morgan as our guest speaker. She is a graphic designer who mainly focuses on book covers. Her business is Free Reign Inspiration and Design.
Charlotte gave us a lot of helpful advice on how to work and pick a graphic designer. She also encouraged us to use graphic designers when promoting our work in social networking.
During her speech we were able to see her work displayed. Charlotte works mainly in the horror field but also branches out into other genres. Her work was very creative and professional. We thank Charlotte Morgan very much for taking the time out to talk with us and share her amazing work.
The club ended with our Round Robin where members are encouraged to share their work. We heard from three members and were entertained by their readings.
This month’s meeting held a lot of new information and we were very appreciative of the eight visitors that joined us. We hope to see all of them again. New visitors are always encouraged to join us. We meet the first Saturday of each month at the Bossier Art’s Council in Bossier City, Louisiana. The Shreveport Writer’s Club hopes to see you there.