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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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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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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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July Speaker

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On July 7th, we will being holding the Shreveport Writer’s Club meeting at Rick’s Records (3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105).
The shop owner, Rick Colon, will be talking to us about his fantasy fiction book series.
We are thankful, for him to be opening his doors for us and speaking about his book writing process and traditional publishing.
The meeting starts at 10am and ends at 12pm. Remember, that visitors are always welcomed!

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June Meeting

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This Saturday is the Shreveport Writers Club meeting. Meet us at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library. We meet from 10am-12pm. Bring your work and share it with us during our Round Robin Session.
We will also be talking business by discussing the future of our officer positions.
Come on out and let us see you there.
Also, bring a visitor. The more the merrier.

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Speaker for May Terrence Flemons

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We are now hearing from today’s speaker, Terrence Flemons. He is an writer/artist who works on collaborations with different artists. Terrence is talking about his experiences with networking, how to work with different artists with varying genre backgrounds and different platforms.

 

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Upcoming April Writers Medley and Meeting

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REMINDER!
Next Tuesday we will be hosting the Writers Medley at Bon Temps Coffee Bar. Current members of the club will be sharing their creative work with the public.

This is an all ages event that is free to the public. Bring guests and remember visitors are always welcomed.

We still have open slots for the event for anyone who is interested in being a part of it. There are 5 minute and 20 minute slots. If you just need 10 minutes then that is okay as well. You can read any of your own written work. It can be in any format or genre.
Please contact us at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com .

If you do not have anything to share please come by to support fellow members. They work hard on their pieces to present them. It also lifts their spirits and encourages them to see you there.

2nd REMINDER
This Saturday we will be holding our Shreveport Writers Club meeting from 10am-12pm. Due to lack of available space we will be holding it at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105.

Thank you all for being a part of this amazing group. We hope to see you at both events.
And remember to “Write on!”

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