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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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Holiday Party and Happy New Year

IMG_20171230_060229_928The Shreveport Writer’s Club met earlier this month to share holiday festivity. Members shared written holiday works and enjoyed a potluck filled with yummy treats.

We want to thank all those who have been involved with the club this year. So many new people have been met and some old faces have returned. Next year we will continue to grow and we want to hear from you. Let us know what we as a club can do for you. Also, if you know of anyone who would like to be a speaker or help with a workshop let us know.

Our next meeting will be Janurary 6th at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10am-12pm. Visitors are always welcomed.

We hope you have a Happy New Year and remember to “Write on!”

 

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November Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the Shreveport Writer’s Club will be meeting this Saturday at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10am-12pm.

Jade Alex will be hosting our Writer’s spotlight.

Come out to support and network.

Visitors are always welcomed.

“Write on!”image

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September Shreveport Writer’s Club Meeting

In September, we got together at the Broadmoor Branch Library for the Shreveport Writer’s Club Meeting.

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One of our member’s, John, led a Writer’s Spotlight on the importance of writing structure.  He also gave us advice on how it is important for the writer to take care of themselves.  Sometimes when we are in the midst of writing, we can lose track of ourselves.  Remembering to take care of ourselves during our writing time will help us to be even better writers.

This Saturday, October 7th, we will be holding our meeting at the Broadmoor Branch Library.  Our member, Deondre, will be leading the Writer’s Spot Light.

On October 8th, Sunday, there will be a Literary Event by Fluer De Lit at Broadmoor Library.  The club will have a table there and members are encouraged to come by and share and sell their work.  Also, come out to meet the contributors of the literary magazine.  The event will be from 1pm-3pm.

On October 19th, Thursday, we will be having our Writer’s Medley from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  This will be held at the Main Shreve Memorial Library Branch downtown.  Members, in good standing, will be able to share their works with the public.  There are 5 minute and 20 minute spots.  If you know that you will need a spot in between that time slot, please let us know.  You can let us know that you want to participate and the time you need by e-mailing us at shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com.  If you would like the template for the flyer to promote, please e-mail us.

The Anthology is going through its final stages.  Thank you for the patience, for we would like to make sure that we put our best foot forward with this project.

We appreciate all those who were able to make it to September’s meeting and we hope to see you this Saturday.

Remember, that visitors are always welcomed.

Bring some work to share with us and remember to, “Write on!”

 

 

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July Shreveport Writer’s Club Meeting

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I must admit, that July’s Meeting went very well.  We had a good amount in attendance along with visitors.

The meeting was kicked off with a Writers Spotlight by our member JoAnn Horton.  She is a playwright and also writes fiction/mystery.  JoAnn spoke to us about the importance of dialog in a story.  She explained that it is used to advance the plot in your writing.  Dialog is also used to give your story and characters life.  It also helps to paint a picture.  JoAnn also gave advice to make your characters dialog as real as possible by learning about their environment.  This will help them to develop a more believable voice.

We also talked about the club’s Anthology which is being edited and put together.  Right now we are working on the club’s biography.  Our activities director also suggested ways that we can sell and promote the anthology.  He also gave ideas as to how we as a club, could also promote our own works together.

Our activity of the day was led by our President.  He wanted us to get a better feel and idea for plotting.  John explained that there is a beginning, middle and end and that there is no hard or fast rule in creating one.  Everyone has their own way of creating one.

John explained that plot is driven by action.   He started a chain plot by introducing a character and the action that he was doing.  Each member around the table added their own action.  At the end we had a very interesting plot that would have made a great story.  The members enjoyed this activity so much that we ended up doing it a second time by request.

At the end of the meeting we held our Round Robin Reading.  This is where we share short works and/or excerpts of our own work.  We were able to hear a poetry and excerpts from stories and novels.  Hearing members share their creative work helps to motivate of members and lets the writers showcase their work.

This Saturday, the 5th, we will be meeting at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10am-12pm.  We will have a Writer’s Spotlight by Jim Freeman.  Come and join us.  Visitors are always welcomed and we’re always happy to see returning faces.

And remember to “Write on!”.

 

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March Meeting and Writer’s Medley

March saw a busy month for the Shreveport Writer’s Club.  We started the month off with a meeting at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library.

We were pleased to welcome two visitors to the group and two members were able to receive the Making the Mark Awards for submitting  their work.  We award these pens to members who submit their work to publications, online sites, journals and various means that gets their work out to the public.  We encourage our members to celebrate their creative work by sharing it with others.

The group had lots of fun with out Flash Writing Exercise.  The topics were, “Wrap it up!”, “The Season of…”, “Thanks for…”, “I don’t know about that…” and of course “Topic of choice”.  All topics were tackled by the club members and we appreciate those who shared what they wrote in that short ten minute challenge.

In new business, Jade Alexander has been named the Club Photographer.  We congratulate her and look forward to the photos she will capture for us.

The Shreveport Writer’s Club wants to give a big thank you to Joanna Ballard.  She gave an awesome speech at the meeting about story-telling, using different mediums and the importance of finding readers who will give you feedback.

During Joanna’s presentation, she had each members come up with a different word.  Each member then wrote a short story using each word and shared afterwards.  Nine members shared their story and we were able to notice how they were all different when brought together.  Each person had their own unique spin and influences on the words presented.  Thank you Joanna for challenging us with this writing exercise.

At the end of the meeting we were able to allow members to share the work they brought.  Members shared poetry, short stories and excerpts from stories.  Thank you for sharing your work.

On March 18th the Shreveport Writer’s Club we held our Writer’s Medley at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library.  Our President, John Brizzi, did a great job at hosting the event.  We want to thank everyone who participated and all those who came out to support the readers.  A lot of great creative work was shared.  The preparation and hard work behind each piece was shown.

After the Writing Medley, members met at Rollin in the Dough to socialize and wind down.

We look forward to seeing even more writer’s participate at the next Writer’s Medley later this year.

Tomorrow is our next meeting at Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch in Shreveport, Louisiana.  It is from 10am-12pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Visitors are always welcomed.  Come to network and support other writers in the area.  Being around other writers also gives a sense of comradery.  Let’s grow the writing community in the Shreveport/Bossier and surrounding area together.

“Write on!”

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