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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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Paired Expressions Exhibit Opening

 

On Sunday, August 4th, 2019 marked the opening of “Paired Expressions: Visual and Lyrical Art,” a collaboration between artists and writers from the Shreveport Writers Club and the Shreveport Art Club. mlart

Shreveport Writers Club members were tasked with sending poetry in to Shreveport Art Club members. The visual artists created artwork inspired by the poems. In turn, the visual artists then asked the writers to respond to their art pieces.

The resulting “paired expressions” are on display through August 23rd at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd in Shreveport Louisiana.

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Many thanks to the Shreveport Art Club for helping to make this exciting exhibit happen! Thanks to all the writers and visual artists for their contributions. There wouldn’t be a show without you!

If you are interested in viewing the exhibit, click on the link for directions and opening times of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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

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August Meeting Set With Guest Speaker

SWC - revised The Shreveport Writers Club will meet August 3rd at the Broadmoor Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr, at 10 AM.

This month the guest speaker will be emerging novelist and blogger Harrice Daniels-Mitchell (Rhys Daniels), She is a third grade teacher and small business owner.

Daniels-Mitchell is a first time novelist. Her short stories have appeared in Savoir Faire Literary and Art Magazine and Heliopolis Magazine (upcoming).

As publisher of Hedon Elementary the Blog, Harrice has amassed more than 400 readers in the span of four months. You may view her latest installments at www.hedonelementary@wordpress.com.

In addition to the guest speaker, other business will include information on the upcoming “Paired Expressions: Visual and Lyrical Art” collaboration with the Shreveport Art Club. Time is running out for those who wish to participate!

Other general business will be conducted, as well as the Round Robin reading portion of the meeting (where writers are encouraged to share short excerpts of the their work_ and the always challenging Flash Fiction Exercise.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Invite a friend and Write On!

 

 

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July Meeting Recap

The Shreveport Writers Club met at The Agora Borealis on Lake St in Shreveport on July 6th, 2019.

The meeting began by greeting visitors, followed by the “Making a Mark” awards, recognizing any in attendance who submitted work to any publication the previous month.

In regular business, President Tiffany Pennywell discussed the upcoming Paired Expressions: Visual and Lyrical Art collaboration with the Shreveport Art Club. Writers were encouraged to volunteer to write short poems in response to art pieces submitted by art club members.  *If any writer is still interested in participating, he or she should email the club at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com to find out details.*

Next the members participated in the flash fiction writing exercise. Writers were asked to write ten minutes on one of these topics:

  • Falling down the rabbit hole
  • This is what scares me least
  • A tale of conflicting colors
  • A perfume that could transform
  • Open topic

After writing for ten minutes, participants volunteered to share what they wrote with the group.

Next, the group welcomed guest speaker, Mack Swans. Swans is a recording artist and writer.  He spoke about his beginnings as an artist, with the school band in high school   and making beats on his dad’s phone using the Garage Band app.

At 19 he began writing seriously and recording. Swans mentioned his earliest musical influences, which included Drake, Childish Gambino, Kanye West and others. From these influencers, he learned the importance of meaningful lyrical content.

“Be true to your own voice, instead of trying to sound like what is popular, ” he said, while cautioning the group this route may take longer to get where one wants to be, but it will be worth it.

Swans also held a question and answer session with the group after his talk.

 

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To hear Swans’ music click here:  Mack Swans on Soundcloud

 

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July Critique Group: July 20th, 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
August Regular Meeting: August 3rd,10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
September Regular Meeting: September 7th, 10 am to noon,  Broadmoor Library, Meeting Room. This is a minor change from one room to another. Just ask at the front desk if you can’t find us. 🙂

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July Meeting Venue Change

The Shreveport Writer’s Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on July 6th. Please  note: VENUE CHANGE. The meeting will now be held at The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St in Shreveport. The meeting starts at 10 am and should wrap up around noon.

This month, SWC warmly welcomes writer Mack Swans. He will present, “Speaking in Pen,” with insights on how he began writing, his influences and perspective on the art of writing.

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Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!

Shreveport Writers Club has an exciting collaboration  with Shreveport Art Club coming soon. Please join our email list or come to a meeting for more information on what we are working on–together.

To join the mailing list, send an email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com and ask to join.upcoming-events-clip-art-artpetition-bgbwyh-clipart

July Critique Group: July 20th, 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
August Regular Meeting: August 3rd,10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
September Regular Meeting: September 7th, 10 am to noon,  Broadmoor Library, Meeting Room. This is a minor change from one room to another. Just ask at the front desk if you can’t find us. 🙂

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Writer’s Medley 2019

The Shreveport Writers Club held their semi-annual Writer’s Medley on Friday, June 7th in the venue space at The Agora Borealis in Shreveport.

The writers shared food, fun and their writing with other members and assembled guests.

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The Agora Borealis provided each reader with a complimentary ink and quill set!

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Thanks to the friends and family who came out to support the efforts of local writers. Thanks also goes out to The Agora Borealis for being such awesome hosts!

If you want to know what’s next for Shreveport Writers Club, please come to a meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Mark your calendars:
June Critique Group: June 15 th 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
July Regular Meeting: July 6th  10 am to noon, Retro 521 Cafe, Bossier City
July Critique Group: July 20th, 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
August Regular Meeting: August 3rd,10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
Sept Regular Meeting: September 7th, 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A

 

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