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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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Special Guest for February Meeting

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Next month the SWC is changing things up just a bit. We have a special guest! Maple Sudds, author of No Blood in the Turnip:Memoirs of a Codependent, will read selections from her book and hold a question and answer session afterward.

This meeting is at a special time: 11:00 am. It is also in a special place: Shreve Memorial Library–Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. The meeting will be held in their lovely reading room. We’re really hoping this open area will invite people in to join us, to hear Maple and to find out what Shreveport Writers Club is all about.

Mark your calendars for this special event!

Here’s the Facebook link:   https://www.facebook.com/events/386811405226730/

If you click on “going” or “interested” on the Facebook event, you will receive a reminder about it from Facebook. You can also invite friends through the Facebook link. 

Remember, you can help promote the club and it’s events by sharing information about club activities on social media OR by simply inviting a friend (or two) to join you at a meeting.  

Writer’s of all genres, experience and interest are always welcome. From beginner to veteran, you can find help, support and information at our meetings. Naturally, you don’t have to LIVE in Shreveport/Bossier to come SWC meetings either. If you can make it from wherever you live, you are welcome. 🙂

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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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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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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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