Shreveport Writer’s Club September Meeting

September’s Shreveport Writer’s Club meeting discussed some important events that will be coming up this year.

Yesterday we held the meeting at Broadmoor Branch Library.  Three visitors attended with two of the visitors becoming members.  We’d like to welcome Meaghan Long and Stephanie Newbern.  Your creative work and energy will be a great addition to our club.

A total of six attendees recently shared their work publically.   Each were able to receive a “Making the Mark” pen.  We reward these to those who have taken the next step to promote their work.  The club encourages members to showcase the creative work they work hard on.

Our flash writing exercise always produces some interesting and creative pieces.  This meeting our topics were: “Thanks for the…”, “Hey, remember that guy?”, “I could really use a…”, “Where is that?” and Topic of choice.  We appreciate those who shared their work with is.  It’s not easy to think of and write out a piece in ten minutes.  This exercise keeps up mentally and creatively on our toes.

More Critique Groups will be added.  Right now our regular group meeting will be at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10am-Noon on 9/17 on Saturday.  Our next Critique Group will be at Bon Temps in Shreveport, Louisiana.  It will be 6pm-8pm on 9/20 on a Tuesday.  This meeting is where members can bring their work and have it analyzed by grammer, wording, flow or whatever they feel they need work on. Critique Group is for members who are in good standing.  This means that they have paid their membership dues.

If you have not paid the membership dues of $20 (for one year membership)  but would like to, you can at our next regular club meeting.  Visitors are always welcomed but we would love for you to become a fellow member.  Presently we are looking at future perks that only members will be able to take advantage of.

In October we will be holding a Writer’s Medley.  We are looking at having it at The Sleepy Hollow: Books and Gifts Shop.  This will be open to members who would like to read their works to the public.  There will be a limited number of slot available.  If you are interested in a slot e-mail us at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com with your information.

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Members, Tiffany Pennywell and Deondre Holmes led a discussion about their experience in promoting their self-published books “Seemingly Strange and Unusual Tales” and “Window to My Soul” at local events.  They gave an enthusiastic speech about the benefits of being vendors at conventions.  At the conventions they were able to network with other artists and vendors.  They stated that proper and creative branding of your work allows you to be able to sell it to the public. The writing duo also explained that promotion events also leads to other opportunites.  They encouraged the members listening to not be afraid to put their work out there.

At the end of the meeting we have the Round Robin Reading.  This is where members can share work that they’ve written.  We were appreciative to hear a continuing story written by our President, John.  May more members bring pieces to the next meeting to be shared.

We, at the Shreveport Writer’s Club, would like to remind you to “Write on!”

 

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