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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June 5, 2019 · 11:35 am

Writers Medley and Shreveport Art Club Collab Reminders

REMINDERS:
The Writers Medley is around the corner. There are a few 5 and 10 minute slots left. Please e-mail is at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com before June 2nd to let us know if you are participating.

The event with the Shreveport Art Club is around the corner. I want to take at least 25 poems to their June 4th meeting, for their members to pick from to paint. Remember, your work will be hung with an inspired piece at the Louisiana Exhibit Museum in August for the public to see. The work must be able to fit on an 8.5×11 document in 14 point Times New Roman font. You can send your doc. as an attachment to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com.

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May Meeting

Shreveport Writers Club held their monthly meeting on May 4th at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of Shreve Memorial Libary.

Romance author, Liz Talley, was the special guest.  Talley spoke about her beginnings as a writer, as well as how her writing career has progressed over the years. Talley held a lengthy Q and A session with attendees and signed copies of her books afterward.liztable

               Shreveport Writers Club thanks Liz Talley for her fun, informative visit!

 

If you would like to know more about Liz Talley and her books, visit her website:

LizTalleybooks.com

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The rest of the meeting concerned regular business, including the upcoming collaboration with Shreveport Art Club. Shreveport Writers Club President, Tiffany Pennywell, gave details on how the collaboration will work. She outlined how club members could participate and promised (and delivered) an email to follow up on the information provided at the meeting.

Pennywell reminded club members that the Writers Medley will take the place of the regular club meeting in June:

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NOTE: Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet Saturday, May 18th, 10 am to noon at the Broadmoor Library Reading Room. Bring a short piece of writing to share or simply come offer supportive suggestions for fellow writers. Everyone is invited.

 

 

 

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Writer’s Medley Scheduled for June

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Everyone is invited to join Shreveport Writers Club members and guests at the Writer’s Medley and Author’s Fair coming up on Friday, June 7th, from 6 to 8 pm at The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St in Shreveport.

Please join us for readings and book signings from local authors. Refreshments will be served.

Click the link to the Facebook Event for more information.

Even more details will be forthcoming at the next monthly meeting of the Shreveport Writers Club, which will be Saturday, May 4th at Shreve Memorial Library–Hamilton/South Caddo Branch on Burt Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

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Everyone is welcome to attend.

Click the link to the Facebook Event

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April Meeting

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

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March Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club held their March 2019 meeting on Saturday, March 2nd at Shreve Memorial Library–Broadmoor Branch.

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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:

  1. I was dancing with the leprechaun…
  2. Flowers remind me of…
  3. My life is filled with chaos and songs
  4. The unicorn, llama and sloth
  5. Open topic

Afterwards, several shared the results of the exercise.

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Next, Vice-President D. L. Holmes spoke on the importance branding and marketing yourself.

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Business items, including a discussion on group activities and how to implement them, were addressed next.

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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!

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