It’s Spring in Shreveport, Louisiana and there’s no better time to dust off your pens, pencils and laptops and get to writing. Earlier this month The Shreveport Writers Club held their meeting at the Bossier Arts Council. We had the pleasure of having two new visitors join us.
At each meeting we award members for sharing their work through contests, posts, publication and other avenues with “Making the Mark Award” pen. We are proud to say that five members received them. That’s awesome that they were able to get their work out to the public.
A ten minute flash writing exercise followed with the topics, “Who’s dancing and why are they tapping their toes”, “Everyone’s addicted to something in some shape or form”, “What’s behind the door? Why is it closed”, “Write about coming out of the dark and seeing the light” and of course “Topic of choice”. We had many creative and rather interesting readings from these topics.
Last month we had a Meet-up at The Sleepy Hollow Books and Gifts in Shreveport. Members of the club met there to meet with prospective members and to get word out about the club. We had a fun time meeting new people, chatting with members and finding neat gifts at the shop. The owner, Kate, was awesome to supply us with doughnuts and coffee. We hope to have many more of these in the future.
There will be a Writer’s Medley on April 9th at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport. It will be held from 2-4pm. It is open and free to the public. Members, remember to contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in knowing if there are any spots left for reading. Remember to invite people to attend and get the word out.
Towards the end of meetings we have a Round Robin Reading where members can share their written work. This month three members shared giving us a short story, two poems and an excerpt. Thank you for sharing.
We also had an open discussion about each members writing process and their inspiration for writing. Each member and guest shared their process and inspiration showing us that there are many ways to get the job done. It was enlightening and helpful.
This April we will have our meeting on the 2nd at the Bossier Arts Council. It is from 10am-12pm. Visitors are always welcome! There will be no Critique Group since we are having the Writer’s Melody.
We hope to see you at the next meeting. “Write on!”