About SWC

Who are we?

Since 1935, Shreveport Writers Club has been a support group for writers. SWC includes writers from all stages of life in all genres and styles of writing. Many of us are published authors, and others simply enjoy sharing their thoughts in written form with other people who love words.

We meet every 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am – noon at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library, and we welcome guests.

Feel free to check out our club at a regular meeting or on Facebook (links in the right sidebar on the main page)

What are SWC Meetings Like?

Meetings typically begin with a ‘flash writing’ assignment. This is a fun exercise of writing for 10 minutes on your choice of four or five suggested topics or a practice assignment of some writing skill, followed by sharing with the group if members wish.

A short business meeting follows ‘flash writing’, including time for writers to share briefly their current writing trials and successes — “Making a Mark” in the writing life.

If a Guest Speaker is present, he or she will present at this point of the meeting.

Next, members read aloud from work they have brought copies of to share with the group. Discussion follows the readings if time permits.

If more detailed critiquing is requested, writers may bring a few self-addressed, stamped envelopes for members of the group to use for review. We request that members who need feedback on more than three pages of work at a time follow this procedure.

How do I Join SWC?

Simply come to a meeting and pay the $20 annual membership fee.

When do you Meet?

We meet the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by meetings and decide if this is the “Write” place for them to grow their writing.


13 responses to “About SWC

  1. Shannon Wallace

    I have writen a childen’s book and I would like to attend your October meeting.

  2. Dana Gillaspie

    Looking forward to the February meeting!!! Can’t wait to meet you all!

  3. Karen Yarrington

    My 13-year-old daughter is looking for a way to improve her creative writing. We are moving to Bossier City in July and I am looking for youth writing camps/classes for her to attend. I’ve researched Bossier Parrish Community College and LSU. I found one class at BPCC which will be over by the time we move there, and no writing classes for kids her age at LSU. Would any of your members have an idea of where we could look for classes? Thank you!

  4. Marta

    Hello, do you all still meet the first Sat?

  5. Charles Patton

    I’m curious about your club. I know that all genres are allowed, but my writing is typically science fiction, fantasy or horror. Does anyone else currently joined with you write in these genres? I’m not at all certain I’d be a good fit in your group if I’m the only one. My writing is graphic in nature and as realistic as I can make it for the setting. This naturally includes swearing in times when the realism would fade without it. However, I am also heavily story oriented, though as you might guess my stories are often grim.

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  7. Jennifer-Mom of Noah

    I have a 14 year old writer and haven’t had any luck finding any sort of camp/activities for him to join. Would the monthly meetings be a good place for him?

    • Anyone is welcome to any of our meetings. It’s open to all ages, writing levels, and genres. Each meeting we hold a ten minute writing session and members have opportunities to share work they’ve written. We are also trying to create more events where writers can share their work.

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