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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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Holiday Potluck

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A reminder that we are having our holiday potluck! Come and bring a dish or snack to share. Also, bring some holiday writing to share with us.
Visitors and guests are welcome!

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Shreveport Writers Club July Meeting

 

In July we held our Shreveport Writers Club Meeting at Rick’s Records. There, Rick gave us a pep talk about how to follow our dreams as writers. He also told us not to listen to other critics or even our own negative thoughts when it came to our writing. Rick also shared his experiences with publishing traditionally and self-publishing. We want to thank Rick for sharing his space and, wisdom and experience with the group.

We also want to give a shout out to a couple of members who gave readings at the Agora Borealis this month. They did a great job and I hope they continue sharing their work.

On August 4th, Saturday, we will be meeting at the Broadmoor Library. From 10am-12pm, come out to work on flash writing, have a discussion with us and share some of the work you’ve been focusing on.

We will also be giving an update on the secretarial position.

Visitors are always welcomed and remember to “Write on!”.

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July Critique Group

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This Saturday, there will be a Critique Group at Broadmoor Library. From 10-12pm, bring your written work to have members listen to or hear parts that you are working on. Also come by to be an ear and support for others.
Always remember to “Write on”!

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July Agenda

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A reminder that we are meeting Saturday, 7/7/18, at Rick’s Records to hold the Shreveport Writer’s Club. It will be held from 10am-12pm. The address is 3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105.

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