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August Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club will meet on Saturday, August 7th at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive. The meeting will begin at 10 AM and conclude at 12 PM.

This will be a regular business meeting. Members and guests are invited to bring a short sample of work to share during the Round Robin portion of the meeting.

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Shreveport Writers Club Holds June Meeting

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The Shreveport Writers club held its regular June meeting on June 5th via Zoom.

The meeting began with greeting members and guests, then continued as the club acknowledged members who had submitted work or had work published in the last month.

The club also discussed whether to continue the virtual-only meetings, if in-person meetings should begin or if there should be a combination of virtual/in-person meetings. It was decided that placing a poll on the website and the Facebook group page was the best way to find out what the majority of members preferred.

With that in mind, please take a moment to record an answer to the poll below:

The club also heard a report from Club Treasurer, Ken Shively, on the club’s club’s current bank balance.

Members discussed various ways for the club and club members to participate in local events, such as poetry and spoken word gatherings, as well as other functions to promote the club and the new anthology.

Members also participated in the Flash Writing Exercise, ten minutes of writing on any topic or one of these prompts:

  1. I am a plant parent
  2. Nostalgic cartoons
  3. Life in a bubble
  4. I’ve been giving three wishes

Members who wished to, shared their ten-minute writes with the group.

In the Writer’s Spotlight: Author DL Holmes shared his insights on battling Imposter Syndrome and being authentic in one’s writing. A lively and informative discussion followed.

The next meeting for Shreveport Writers Club will be the month critique meeting on June 19th from 10 am until 12 noon. This meeting will be a virtual meeting. A Zoom link will be sent to members on the email list prior to the meeting.

If you would like to be added to our email list or have any questions regarding Shreveport Writers Club, please contact the club via email: shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com

Remember the latest antholgy from Shreveport Writers Club is now available for Kindle Download.

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May Critique Group Zoom Meeting

This month’s Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will meet virtually via Zoom Saturday, May 15th, 2021, from 10 am until 12 noon.

You are invited to bring a short piece of your work to share and receive constructive, supportive feedback from fellow members. 

If you would like the Zoom link and details, please send an email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com  requesting the information

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May Meeting To Include Guest Speaker

    

On Saturday, May 1st, The Shreveport Writers Club welcomes author Britney Winn Lee as guest speaker via Zoom.

Britney Winn Lee is the author of The Boy With Big, Big Feelings (2020), The Girl With Big, Big Questions (forthcoming 2021), Deconstructed Do-Gooder: A Memoir About Learning Mercy the Hard Way, and the editor of Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice.

When not writing, Britney serves as the director of Noel Community Arts Program and the editor and content coordinator for Red Letter Christians. She lives in Shreveport, LA with her husband, son, and miniature aussie, Beau.

The meeting will also include regular club business and activities.

If you would like the Zoom link and details, please send an email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com  requesting the information

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SWC Informal Chat Zoom Meeting

Hello Writers!
During our last regular meeting several members expressed a desire that we resume the informal “writer’s chat” virtual meetings.

The informal meetings are just that. There’s no set agenda or club business to discuss; it’s just writers talking about writing. This meeting will also serve as a critique meeting as well. If you have a short piece of writing to share with the group and are looking for supportive feedback, you are welcome to bring that to the virtual meeting.

The Writers Chat will be a Zoom virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at beginning at 7:00 PM. The meeting is scheduled to last two hours, but writers are welcome to come and go as they choose from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

An email with the link and passcodes will be sent to members prior to the meeting.

Those interested in Shreveport Writers Club may contact the club at shreveportwritersclub.com for information about becoming a member and joining the email list.

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Writer’s Medley December 12th

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Shreveport Writers Club October Virtual Meeting

The Shreveport Writers Club will hold it’s October meeting via Zoom on Saturday, Octoaber 3rd. The meeting will begin at 10 AM and will conclude around noon.

A Zoom Meeting link and passcode will be emailed to Shreveport Writers Club members. Members and guests who are not on the email list, should send an email request to shreveportswritersclub@gmail.com to recieve the link and passcode. Members and guests may also submit a request for the Zoom link by posting on the club’s Facebook page.

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

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Shreveport Writers Club Welcomes Jus’ Marvin in September

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The special guest speaker for Shreveport Writers Club’s September meeting will be Marvin Smith, poetically known as “Jus’ Marvin.”

Jus’Marvin is a poet, spoken word artist and actor from Shreveport, Louisiana.  He has performed in Shreveport, Alexandria, San Antonio, College Station and more. His work has been featured at  Write About Now , Bayou City Poetry Slam, Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival and at Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Critical Mass.

Jus’ Marvin is the founder of Notebook Assassins, an artist association that encourages collaboration and cooperation.

He will share his work, insights and thoughts about the art and power of poetry during the meeting.

To find out more about Jus’ Marvin and his work visit his Adobe Spark page Jus’ Marvin

The meeting will be September 7th, 10 am to Noon at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr, Shreveport.

Everyone is Welcome.

The next Critique Group meeting will meet at the Broadmoor Library, Study Room B, on September 21st, 2019 from 10 am until noon.  You are invited to bring a short piece of writing to share or you may simply attend and give helpful, constructive advice to others.

 

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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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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.

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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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