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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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 email@example.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.
To hear Swans’ music click here: Mack Swans on Soundcloud
The Shreveport Writers Club held their semi-annual Writer’s Medley on Friday, June 7th in the venue space at The Agora Borealis in Shreveport.
The writers shared food, fun and their writing with other members and assembled guests.
The Agora Borealis provided each reader with a complimentary ink and quill set!
Thanks to the friends and family who came out to support the efforts of local writers. Thanks also goes out to The Agora Borealis for being such awesome hosts!
If you want to know what’s next for Shreveport Writers Club, please come to a meeting. Everyone is welcome!
The Shreveport Writers Club held their regular monthly meeting at 10 am on Saturday, November 3rd. This month the writers met at Retro 521 Cafe in Bossier City.
Club President, Tiffany Pennywell, welcomed visitors and members. The first order of business was presenting the “Making a Mark” awards. Members who submitted any piece of writing to any publication are given a commemorative writing pen as encouragement. Writers this month “making a mark” were M. L. Dumars and Loretta Casteen.
The group then moved on to the Flash Writing Exercise. The writers were asked to write on any of these topics:
- I didn’t know my daughter knew the queen…
- A baker, a ballerina, and the ultimate ninja…
- He looked me straight in the eye and said…
- The turkey was almost done, but…
- Open topic
After members shared their writing, the group moved on to other business.
December Meeting News :
The December Holiday meeting location was discussed, but not decided upon. Those interested are encouraged to check back on this site or on the Facebook group once the meeting place for December is finalized.
The December Holiday meeting will include the yearly potluck meal, games, readings and fun. Special guest for the December meeting will be novelist, Maple Sudds, who will discuss self-publishing her memoir No Blood in the Turnip.
Next, club Vice-President Deondre Holmes announced the winner of the October short story contest.
For her short story, “Windows” Stephanie Bullard won a $25 gift card and spooky Halloween shot glasses.
The theme and deadline for the next contest will be announced at the December meeting.
The writers then participated in another writing activity. Each person was asked to write for ten minutes about their “perfect writing situation.” Afterwards, writers shared their work, if they wished to.
The Shreveport Writers Club Critique Group will be held at Retro 521 on Saturday, November 17th, from 10 am to 12 pm.
Vice-President, Deondre Holmes also invited anyone interested in evening meet-ups back to Retro 521 every Wednesday evening in November from 5 to 7 pm for critiques, sharing work and encouragement during NaNoWriMo.
The final activity was the Round Robin reading. Anyone who brought writing to share was encouraged to do so.