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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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It’s March and tomorrow we will be holding our Shreveport Writer’s Club Meeting. For this month and April we will be holding it at the Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. The building is located on 1915 Glover Place, Shreveport, LA 71105. It will be from 10am-12pm. Make sure to bring pens and pencils, for our flash writing exercise. Also, bring a sample of some of your work to share during our Round Robin at the end.

During our Feburary meeting, we were honored to have author Katie Bickham as our speaker. She shared work from her poetry book, “The Belle Mar”.20180203_104724

Katie likes to write poetry with historic background with settings around the world. Some of the poetry from her book has settings as far as the 1800’s.

“The Belle Mar” is set on a plantation in Louisiana from the 1811-2005. The characters are also diversed. The poetry is told through characters with different social and economical backgrounds.

Bickham writes her poetry, so that it is accessible to readers. She finds that it is a great tool for story-telling. With her story-telling, she finds that it is also importamt to perform well. Katie believes it is a great way to reach audiences. Katie also shared her researching habits and how to work with traditional publishing.

We want to thank Katie Bickham for coming to speak with us. She gave us great insight about traditional publishing in poetry.

At the next meeting we will be talking about the upcoming April Writer’s Medley.

We are also going to be holding our Officer elections in June. Dues will also be due.

Come out and enjoy the company of fellow writers and those who are inspiring to write.

Keep up with your awesomeness and remember to “Write on”!

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Feburary Meeting Reminder

Reminder for this Saturday’s meeting at Broadmoor Library, 10 am to noon.

Guest presenter will be Katie Bickham, who will be sharing her poetry with us and doing a Q&A.

Hope to see you all there! Write on!

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