The Shreveport Writer’s Club met for their regular monthly meeting on April 6th at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor branch.
After greeting visitor, Jim, Jade and Ron, the club awarded a Making the Mark award to Ken Shively, who shared his work in a genealogy group. The Making the Mark award is to recognize members who have submitted work to contests or publications in the previous month.
Next the writers participated in the Flash Writing Exercise. They were invited to write for ten minutes on one of these topics:
- April showers bring…
- I suddenly became a mind reader
- A child’s trip to the store
- a rabbit, an egg and the full moon
- open topic
Next, the writers discussed business including the upcoming Writer’s Medley. The date was previously confirmed, but a scheduling conflict with the venue was discovered. The date for the next Writer’s Medley is still being determined. The writers also discussed asking a visual artist to collaborate with the group. The idea being to produce writing pieces that correspond or respond to the art.
Finally, the group participated in the Round Robin portion of the meeting. Here members are given the opportunity to share a piece of their work. Since there were a few extra minutes left in the meeting, the writers added some critique time as well.
NOTE: The next regularly schedule Critique Group meeting has been cancelled due to the Easter holiday.
The next regular meeting of Shreveport Writer’s Club will be May 4th, beginning at 11 am, at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, 2111 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA 71118
The Shreveport Writers Club held their March 2019 meeting on Saturday, March 2nd at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor Branch.
After the “Making the Mark” awards were presented to those writers who submitted work for publication in the last month, the writers took part in the monthly Flash Writing Exercise. Members and guests were asked to write for ten minutes on one of these topics:
- I was dancing with the leprechaun…
- Flowers remind me of…
- My life is filled with chaos and songs
- The unicorn, llama and sloth
- Open topic
Afterwards, several shared the results of the exercise.
Next, Vice-President D. L. Holmes spoke on the importance branding and marketing yourself.
Business items, including a discussion on group activities and how to implement them, were addressed next.
Finally, several writers shared excerpts of their work in the Round Robin portion of the meeting.
The next meeting of Shreveport Writers Club will be Saturday, April 6th at 11 am at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr, Shreveport, LA 71105.
Remember, guests are always welcome, so if you have ever wondered what the club is all about or have an interest in writing, please join us!
Next month the SWC is changing things up just a bit. We have a special guest! Maple Sudds, author of No Blood in the Turnip:Memoirs of a Codependent, will read selections from her book and hold a question and answer session afterward.
This meeting is at a special time: 11:00 am. It is also in a special place: Shreve Memorial Library–Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. The meeting will be held in their lovely reading room. We’re really hoping this open area will invite people in to join us, to hear Maple and to find out what Shreveport Writers Club is all about.
Mark your calendars for this special event!
Here’s the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/386811405226730/
If you click on “going” or “interested” on the Facebook event, you will receive a reminder about it from Facebook. You can also invite friends through the Facebook link.
Remember, you can help promote the club and it’s events by sharing information about club activities on social media OR by simply inviting a friend (or two) to join you at a meeting.
Writer’s of all genres, experience and interest are always welcome. From beginner to veteran, you can find help, support and information at our meetings. Naturally, you don’t have to LIVE in Shreveport/Bossier to come SWC meetings either. If you can make it from wherever you live, you are welcome. 🙂
The Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet at Retro 521 Café in Bossier, 521 Barksdale Blvd on Saturday, January 19th from 10 am to 12 pm.
Members and guests are encouraged to bring work to read and have critiqued in a safe, supportive environment. The critique group is intended to be helpful and to offer constructive feedback to authors on their writing.
Even if you don’t have a piece to have critiqued, please come and offer your support and suggestions to other writers.