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Shreveport Writer’s Club September Meeting

September’s Shreveport Writer’s Club meeting discussed some important events that will be coming up this year.

Yesterday we held the meeting at Broadmoor Branch Library.  Three visitors attended with two of the visitors becoming members.  We’d like to welcome Meaghan Long and Stephanie Newbern.  Your creative work and energy will be a great addition to our club.

A total of six attendees recently shared their work publically.   Each were able to receive a “Making the Mark” pen.  We reward these to those who have taken the next step to promote their work.  The club encourages members to showcase the creative work they work hard on.

Our flash writing exercise always produces some interesting and creative pieces.  This meeting our topics were: “Thanks for the…”, “Hey, remember that guy?”, “I could really use a…”, “Where is that?” and Topic of choice.  We appreciate those who shared their work with is.  It’s not easy to think of and write out a piece in ten minutes.  This exercise keeps up mentally and creatively on our toes.

More Critique Groups will be added.  Right now our regular group meeting will be at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10am-Noon on 9/17 on Saturday.  Our next Critique Group will be at Bon Temps in Shreveport, Louisiana.  It will be 6pm-8pm on 9/20 on a Tuesday.  This meeting is where members can bring their work and have it analyzed by grammer, wording, flow or whatever they feel they need work on. Critique Group is for members who are in good standing.  This means that they have paid their membership dues.

If you have not paid the membership dues of $20 (for one year membership)  but would like to, you can at our next regular club meeting.  Visitors are always welcomed but we would love for you to become a fellow member.  Presently we are looking at future perks that only members will be able to take advantage of.

In October we will be holding a Writer’s Medley.  We are looking at having it at The Sleepy Hollow: Books and Gifts Shop.  This will be open to members who would like to read their works to the public.  There will be a limited number of slot available.  If you are interested in a slot e-mail us at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com with your information.


Members, Tiffany Pennywell and Deondre Holmes led a discussion about their experience in promoting their self-published books “Seemingly Strange and Unusual Tales” and “Window to My Soul” at local events.  They gave an enthusiastic speech about the benefits of being vendors at conventions.  At the conventions they were able to network with other artists and vendors.  They stated that proper and creative branding of your work allows you to be able to sell it to the public. The writing duo also explained that promotion events also leads to other opportunites.  They encouraged the members listening to not be afraid to put their work out there.

At the end of the meeting we have the Round Robin Reading.  This is where members can share work that they’ve written.  We were appreciative to hear a continuing story written by our President, John.  May more members bring pieces to the next meeting to be shared.

We, at the Shreveport Writer’s Club, would like to remind you to “Write on!”



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September Meeting Reminder

A reminder that The Shreveport Writer’s Club will be meeting tomorrow at the Broadmoor Branch Library. It’s from 10am-12pm. Visitors are always welcome to check the club out.

Come out to network and get your creative energy restored.

We look forward to seeing you!

“Write on!”

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The Shreveport Writer’s Club has been busy this August.  On the 6th, we held our club meeting at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library.  We had a good number of new visitors and four new members to join us.

One member was able to receive the “Making the Mark” pen.  This pen is given to each member who has submitted their work within the last month to the public.  It can be for contest, publication and other media.  This is to encourage members to get their work out there.

Our Flash Writing Exercise topics were submitted by member, Su Stella.  They included: “I woke up under a mushroom”, “Looking out from the cage, he…”,
“At my first dance”, “Stupid, stupid, stupid” and “Topic of Choice”.  We had great writing from members in all of the four topics.

Remember that membership renewal is happening right now.  Our treasurer, Ken Shively, is available at all of the meetings to take your $20.00 dues.  This money covers you for the whole year.

Members discussed adding extra days for Critique Group.  We have continued discussion on this and will address it more at the next meeting.  The interest for add groups is very much appreciated.  Our next Critique Group is on Saturday, August 20th. from 10am to Noon at the Broadmoor Library.

The Writer’s Medley is around the corner.  It will be held in October.  The date and location is to be announced.

During the meeting we discussed having more speakers attend, who are able to give us advice and guidance in the writing world.  If you know of anyone who would be able to speak send us the information to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com.  Please also be sure to send us any suggestions for the club to that e-mail.

The meeting ended with thirty minutes of reading from members’ work.  We had the awesome experience to hear some greatly written pieces.

Today, we held a Meet-up at The Sleepy Hollow: Books and Gifts in Shreveport.  Owner, Kate Hesson, opened up her space to the Shreveport Writer’s Club to casually let us meet.  They are open to the public.  At these gatherings we talk about new ideas and activities for the club members.  Today we got some great ideas and were even able to share our experiences in writing.  Towards the end we were even able to help one of the members with some critiquing.

Thank you Kate for letting us use your space.

Our next writing club meeting will be on Saturday, September 10, at the Broadmoor Library from 10-Noon.  Visitors are always welcomed.

And remember to ”Write on!”


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Shreveport Writer’s Club August Meeting

imageThe Shreveport Writer’s Club will be meeting this Saturday at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library. It’s from 10am-12pm.
Come share your work and network with other writers. We all range from beginner to published and all range in different genres.
This is a place where you can feel motivated, inspired and share a common love of writing with others.
Visitors are always welcomed!

“Write on!”

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July Critique Group Change

Due to unforeseen changes we do not have a host for Saturday’s Critique Group. We have moved it though to Tuesday from 10am-11:30am. We will meet at Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library in the small room.
We are sorry for the inconvenience but we did not want to cancel it for the month.
Members come out that day to share your work and get advice. Even if you do not have something to read, come out and listen. Sharing your advice and ideas greatly helps other writers.
And remember to “Write on!”

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Shreveport Writer’s Club June Meeting

The weather is getting hotter and summer is finally here.  The brave souls of The Shreveport Writer’s Club withstood the heat and met at our new home, Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library in Shreveport, Louisiana.  We spent the first few minutes introducing ourselves to everyone.  This is a great way to remember all who’s there and what projects they are working on. Sixteen people attended and two of them became new members.  We welcome them whole-heartedly and are looking forward to what they bring to the club.

Six members received the “Making the Mark” pen.  This is an awesome number of people.  We congratulate them on getting their work out to the public.

During the beginning of the meeting we held our flash writing exercise.  The topics were: “I wish I could remember…”, “Is that a dog?”, “Did you hear that?”, “It’s time to…” and of course “Topic of your choice”.  As always, those who volunteered to read their work gave us great writings to listen to.  This exercise helps members to write without stopping.  It encourages you to get your thoughts on paper without leaving much room for doubt, fear or uncertainty to get in the way.

Members, remember that dues are due right now.  At the next meeting make sure to have them ready for Ken Shively, who is our treasurer.

We had a successful meet-up at Sleepy Hollow and are excited to know that the owner, Kate Hesson, has opened a new area in her store.  The Highland Roux is a place where artists can portray their works to the public.  She has generously extended the use of it to us.  We hope to have many meet-ups there.

Right now we are taking ideas and suggestions as to what the members need from the club.  We received a lot of ideas during the meeting but will like to continue to get more.  If you have any suggestions please contact us at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com.

At the end of our meeting we have a Round Robin Reading where members can share excerpts of their work.  We had some members share poetry, short excepts from stories and memoirs.   We thank all those who shared their work.

Remember that visitors are always welcomed to our meetings.  We meet the first Saturday of every month at the Broadmoor Branch Library in Shreveport, Louisiana.  It lasts from 10am-12pm.  In July we will be meeting the second Saturday of the month, the 9th, since the library will be closed for 4th of July weekend.

Thank you for reading our blog and we hope to see you there!

“Write on!”


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May Meeting and June Update

Happy Memorial Day from the Shreveport Writer’s Club!

May brought us an awesome meeting for the Shreveport Writer’s Club. We had new faces and enjoyed each other’s company.

We awarded some making the mark pens to members. They qualified by making their works public and sharing them. We always encourage our members to promote their work. It’s a great way to get their work and name out there.

The group participated in a flash writing assignment. The topics were: Happiness, Large is…, Let me tell you about this uncomfortable situation, I almost got away with… and topic of choice. As always we had some creative works that came up and were shared.

Towards the end of the meeting we held an open discussion. We talked about different ways to organize your book during the writing process. Local author events were also discussed along with sites where writers can find critiques. These open discussions help us to give each other advice and learn new techniques.

Next month we will have updates about pricing and promotion concerning the club Anthology.

The next club meeting, on June 4th, will be held at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport, Louisiana. It starts at 10am and ends at 12pm. We will no longer meet at the Bossier Arts Council.

Dues are also due next month for members. Make sure to get with Ken.

I hope that we can see new visitors and old friends at the next meeting.



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Shreveport Writer’s Club Busy April

On April 2nd, we held the meeting for the Shreveport Writer’s Club at the Bossier Arts Council.  We were happy to see many faces that we have been seeing of late.  It’s great to see visitors and members coming to these meetings regularly.

Many members were given the “Mark Your Mark” writing pen, which signifies that they are getting their written work out to the public.  We encourage our members to publicly promote their work.  This takes courage and we congratulate and admire all of you who do this.

We had our Flash Writing exercise, which consist of writing on selected topics or a topic of your choice for ten minutes.  This gives the writer a set timeframe to get a piece of writing done or started.  It also stimulates the brain, giving you a chance to dust off your writing cobwebs.  At the end of the exercise those who want to can share what they’ve written.  We get a lot of creative and interesting works that we get to listen to.

Our speaker for the month was Kathryn Morgan.

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She is a Master Tax advisor, writer, spirted and knowledgeable speaker and instructor.  Kathryn was an amazing guest speaker, who gave us a great deal of information about how writers should brand themselves.  She also spoke to us about the importance of knowing your work and making sure you get it out to the public.  Kathryn readily asked the multitude of questions that were given to her by our members. At the end of the day she even decided to become a member of the Shreveport Writer’s Club herself.  We want to thank Kathryn for the awesome lessons she taught us that day.

The follow Saturday we had a great Writer’s Medley at the Broadmoor Branch Library in Shreveport, Louisiana.  There many of our members volunteered to publically read short stories, poetry and other written works.  We are so proud of those who had the courage to get up and present their works.  They were readily accepted by the audience.

April has been a creative busy month.  We thank all those who have been a part or it.  Next month we will hold our Writer’s Club meeting on May 7th.  It will be at the Bossier Arts Council in Bossier City, Louisiana.  We start at 10am and end at 12pm.  Visitors are always welcomed!

We look forward to seeing you there and “Write on!”

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Shreveport Writer’s Club Writer’s Medley

Today is the Shreveport Writer’s Club Writer’s Medley. Come out to the Braoadmoor Branch Library is Shreveport, Louisiana to hear some awesome creative works by our talented members. It’s from 2pm-4pm. We hope to see you there.

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Shreveport Writer’s Club March Meeting

imageIt’s Spring in Shreveport, Louisiana and there’s no better time to dust off your pens, pencils and laptops and get to writing. Earlier this month The Shreveport Writers Club held their meeting at the Bossier Arts Council. We had the pleasure of having two new visitors join us.

At each meeting we award members for sharing their work through contests, posts, publication and other avenues with “Making the Mark Award” pen. We are proud to say that five members received them. That’s awesome that they were able to get their work out to the public.

A ten minute flash writing exercise followed with the topics, “Who’s dancing and why are they tapping their toes”, “Everyone’s addicted to something in some shape or form”, “What’s behind the door? Why is it closed”, “Write about coming out of the dark and seeing the light” and of course “Topic of choice”. We had many creative and rather interesting readings from these topics.

Last month we had a Meet-up at The Sleepy Hollow Books and Gifts in Shreveport. Members of the club met there to meet with prospective members and to get word out about the club. We had a fun time meeting new people, chatting with members and finding neat gifts at the shop. The owner, Kate, was awesome to supply us with doughnuts and coffee. We hope to have many more of these in the future.

There will be a Writer’s Medley on April 9th at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport. It will be held from 2-4pm. It is open and free to the public. Members, remember to contact us at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com if you are interested in knowing if there are any spots left for reading. Remember to invite people to attend and get the word out.

Towards the end of meetings we have a Round Robin Reading where members can share their written work. This month three members shared giving us a short story, two poems and an excerpt. Thank you for sharing.

We also had an open discussion about each members writing process and their inspiration for writing. Each member and guest shared their process and inspiration showing us that there are many ways to get the job done. It was enlightening and helpful.

This April we will have our meeting on the 2nd at the Bossier Arts Council. It is from 10am-12pm. Visitors are always welcome! There will be no Critique Group since we are having the Writer’s Melody.

We hope to see you at the next meeting. “Write on!”

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