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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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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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February Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club held its February meeting in the Reading Room of the Shreve Memorial Library Hamilton/South Caddo Resource Center in Shreveport.

The writers and guests welcomed special guest, Maple Sudds, author of the autobiography No Blood in the Turnip: Memoirs of a Co-Dependent. 

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Ms. Sudds read excerpts from the book and talked about how it came to be. She stressed the importance of persevering to tell one’s story and shared her process of learning about herself through writing. She said she hoped to offer hope, healing and understanding to others through her book.

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Ms. Sudds answered questions from the audience and discussed how writing the book has impacted her life and  her family.

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Ms. Sudds sold and signed copies of her book for patrons.

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Copies of Maple Sudds’ book, No Blood in the Turnip: Memoirs of a Co-Dependent are available as an e-book download or in paperback at Amazon.com

After a short break, the meeting continued with some business discussion and the monthly Flash Writing Exercise.

The February Critique Group meeting  will be held at Retro 521 Cafe in Bossier on February 16th from 10 AM to noon. Writers may bring a short piece of writing for critique or just come to offer support, helpful advice and encouragement to other writers.

Shreveport Writers Club next regular meeting will be March 2nd from 11 Am to 1 PM at the Shreve Memorial Library-Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive in Shreveport.  March Critique Group is  also planned for 11 Am to 1 PM at the same location on March 16th.

 

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Shreveport Writers Club September Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club met for their September meeting on Saturday, September 8 at Shreve Memorial Library’s Broadmoor Branch.
After greeting visitors, the monthly “Making a Mark” awards were handed out to members who submitted or had work accepted for publication. Receiving a “Making a Mark” award this month were Rob Hudgens, Tiffany Pennywell and John Brizzi. Rob received the award for having his first piece of fiction accepted for publication. Tiffany earned her pen by self-publishing her second book of poetry and John for starting a new blog. Congratulations to everyone.

The group then moved on to the Flash Writing Exercise. Members and guests were invited to write for ten minutes on several provided prompts or to write on any topic they chose. Several of the group shared their writing afterward.

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Ken Shively shares on the topic he chose “I Shouldn’t Have Opened My Mouth” after the Flash Writing Exercise.

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After a brief business discussion, President Tiffany Pennywell introduced the Guest Speaker, Caddo Parish Poet Laureate Ashley Havird.

Havird is an award-winning novelist and poet. She spoke to the group about her writing process and the discovery of “self” within her poetry and longer fiction writing endeavors.

Havird shared several new poems with the group. She then opened up the floor for an informative and lively question/answer and discussion session.

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Members discuss writing and the writing process with havird.

In the Round Robin portion of the meeting, several group members shared examples of their recent works or works-in-progress.

For the latest news and information about the club, please like and follow this page. Find us on Facebook at Shreveport Writers Club public group, on Instagram at shreveportwritersclub and on Twitter@shrevewriters

The next Shreveport Writers Club Critique group will be at Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch on Saturday, September 22  from 10am to 12 pm.

 

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Author Opportunity

Post from Alyssia Kirkhart with permission to share with the Shreveport Writers Club

All right, you guys! 😃 Today, I met with Bossier Parish Librarians Kristen Edson and Dedra York about an author event that will be held at the central library (right by City Hall) and open to the public.
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The date and time frame we picked is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th from 10-4.
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We will open with an author panel compiled of traditionally and independently published authors who will answer questions from an audience of writers and readers. Then, we’ll break for lunch, which will be provided. Afterwards, audience members will be able to share their work, either by reading it aloud or sitting down with an author who writes in their genre or with whomever they feel comfortable. This by no means obligates anyone to extend services past the close of the event. 👩‍💻
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Our goal is to encourage local writers of all ages (and readers…we can’t leave them out! 😉) to keep going. To not give up. To pursue their passion, no matter what. We’ve all been there at one point or another. And when that encouragement we needed came along, we were grateful. Right? ✌️
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ALSO: There will be a separate “Expo” room, where everyone is encouraged to set up banners, posters, author swag and published works that will be open for sale to the public. 📚
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There is NO LIMIT to the amount of local published authors we can have. So, if you want to do the event, you’re in. Period. Promotions will go out via social media, radio, television and newsprint. 💖
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Feel free to post and ask questions here or, if you’d rather, email me at auroradreampress@gmail.com. If you want to be a part of the event, simply say so with a comment, and I will put you down as an attending artist/panelist. Cheers! 🍸

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