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March 2020 Meeting

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February 18, 2020 · 8:42 pm

February 2020 Meeting Upcoming

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January 22, 2020 · 9:15 pm

January 2020 Meeting

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The Shreveport Writers Club met on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Broadmoor Library.  Group members welcomed several guests.

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The first order of business was the Making the Mark Awards, where recognition is given to any writer who submitted anything to a publication or had anything published within the preceding month. There were several exciting announcements from several group members including the release of THIS!

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This anthology was a labor of love and is now available for Kindle download or in paperback from Amazon.com  Click the link for more information or to order  Through the Years: A Collection of Written Works from the Shreveport Writers Club 2015-2019 

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The writers spent some time discussing the activities and meetings they most enjoyed in 2019 and what they hoped to see the club doing in the new year.

Next the group participated in the month flash writing exercise and many to chose to share from the ten-minute write.

The group then welcomed the guest speaker Jrayis Deyond. Deyond is a self-published writer whose two books feature a writer named Jason who writes an advice column for a local newspaper. The books focus on the struggles of the complex lives of a group of LFBTQ+ characters navigating the world and their personal lives.

 

 

Deyond spoke about reaching out ot other writers to help him with the first manuscript that took ten years to develop.  Working while battle homelessnes, Deyond said working on the first book offered an escape and even kept him motivated and inspired. Today, Deyond is no longer homeless, has published a second book, continued to write and has a book of poetry forthcoming.

Deyond also offered tips on networking and book promotion. Thank you to Jrayis Deyond for sharing his insights with the group.

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The next Critique Group meeting will be January 25th at 10 am at the Broadmoor Library.

The next regular meeting for Shreveport Writer’s Club will be February 1st at 10 am at the Broadmoor Library. Guest speaker will be Lauren Pennywell of Pennywell Creatives.

Write on!

 

 

 

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January 2020 Meeting

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December 27, 2019 · 8:41 pm

Halloween Bash and Potluck and More!

The Shreveport Writers Club teamed up with members from the Shreveport Art Club for a fun, creative Halloween celebration. Writer’s wrote about “spooky” artwork and visual artists created artwork to accompany “scary” writings. The event was held at The Agora Borealis in downtown Shreveport.

Thanks for the great turnout and all the fun!

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The next regular meeting for Shreveport Writers Club will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10 am to 12 pm.

Special guest, local author Elizabeth Godfrey, will be sharing her journey in completing her vampire triology series. Elizabeth will talk about her books, “Once Bitten, Twice Cursed”, “Crossing Stars” and, “Incendia”.
Visitors are always welcome.

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For those participating in NANOWRIMO, Shreveport Writers Club has scheduled a meet-up at the Broadmoor Branch Library on Nov 5th. From 10am-12pm. Study Room A is reserved for anyone who would like to meet to write.

Watch this space for more on NANO or visit the Shreveport Writers Club Facebook page.

 

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Halloween Bash and Potluck

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The Halloween Bash will be held in lieu of a regular meeting in October.

Critique Group will meet at Shreve Memorial Library—Broadmoor Branch from 10 am until noon on October 19th.

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Shreveport Writers Club Welcomes Jus’ Marvin in September

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The special guest speaker for Shreveport Writers Club’s September meeting will be Marvin Smith, poetically known as “Jus’ Marvin.”

Jus’Marvin is a poet, spoken word artist and actor from Shreveport, Louisiana.  He has performed in Shreveport, Alexandria, San Antonio, College Station and more. His work has been featured at  Write About Now , Bayou City Poetry Slam, Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival and at Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Critical Mass.

Jus’ Marvin is the founder of Notebook Assassins, an artist association that encourages collaboration and cooperation.

He will share his work, insights and thoughts about the art and power of poetry during the meeting.

To find out more about Jus’ Marvin and his work visit his Adobe Spark page Jus’ Marvin

The meeting will be September 7th, 10 am to Noon at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr, Shreveport.

Everyone is Welcome.

The next Critique Group meeting will meet at the Broadmoor Library, Study Room B, on September 21st, 2019 from 10 am until noon.  You are invited to bring a short piece of writing to share or you may simply attend and give helpful, constructive advice to others.

 

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