We welcomed May the first Saturday of the month with a club meeting. The members of The Shreveport Writer’s Club met at Broadmoor Library to network, talk and get inspiration from the other members.
Our President gave a great presentation on how writer’s should own their work. He reminded us that we are not a product, but an audience. As writer’s we should write what we want to write instead of trying to please every single person. John also encouraged us to keep control of our work instead of letting others control it. He also told us, when working with others, to keep true to our work and not to apologize for it. These statements of course led to an open discussion to where all members were encouraged to share their own opinions and experiences.
One of our members got to promote a literary magazine that she and some colleagues have put together. It is called “Fleur de Lit Literary Magazine”. They are currently taking submissions with the theme of “Female Friendship”. This is open to writers in Caddo, Bossier, Desoto, Red River and Webster Parishes. The deadline is June 30, 2017. You can learn more at http://www.facebook.com/fleurdelit.
Three members participated in our Round Robin. Two members shared excerpts from their stories and one member shared a poem by Bill Conley. The poem was much appreciated, as we will all miss him.
At our next meeting we will have an assigned topic for Round Robin. That topic will be “Purple”. Come up with your best written work to share with us.
We want members to remember that Shreveport Writer’s Club t-shirts can be ordered online at teespring.com. Just type in Shreveport Writer’s Club and it will take you directly to the shirt.
There will be meet-ups coming soon. Keep a look out on Facebook and our other social media for those dates.
It is almost June and the election for officers is upon us. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone please send us the information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June is also the month to pay dues. Dues are $20.00 and can be paid for on Paypal. There is a link on our page. When paying for dues on Paypal please make sure to add your name and e-mail address. This way we will know who it is coming from and if we need to add you to our e-mail list.
June 3rd is our next meeting at Broadmoor Library in Shreveport, Louisiana. It will be held from 10am-12pm. We look forward to seeing you there and visitors are always welcome!
Remember to “Write on!”