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Spring is in the Air Contest


Spring is in the air and a new contest is as well!
From now, until May 7th, we will be running a writing contest that showcases Spring.

Topic: Spring is In the Air

-Any genre or writing form is allowed

-It can not go over 3 pages double spaced

-Deadline is May 7th

-An impartial judge will be used

-Reward will be a $25 Barnes and Nobles gift card

-There is one entry per person.

-You need not be a member to participate, but joining would be a great opportunity for others to help shape the future of the club.


-Entries are to be sent to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com

#shreveportwritersclub #swc #writeon

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Today is the Day

Today is the SWC meeting at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library from 10am-12pm.
M. L. Dumar will be guiding today’s meeting with a discussion on storytelling.

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SWC April Meeting

On April 2nd, we will be holding our club meeting at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch from 10am-12pm.
We will focus on flash writing, casual critiquing, and a discussion on storytelling led by ML Dumar.
Meet in Study Room A and bring a sample of some of your work if you would like to get a general overview on it. You don’t have to bring work to have critiqued. Just listening and discussing others’ work is as beneficial to learning and growing as well.
This is a casual writer’s support group here to connect local writers with other writers.
*There is a $20 yearly fee for the group (It helps pay for Zoom for online club meetings, future contests, and club activities.)
Visitors are always welcome to the meetings to see if this club is a beneficial group to your writing journey.
We hope to see you there and always remember to “write on”!

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Last Day for Limericks

We got another limerick in for our Limerick Challenge.

There once was a fellow in bossier
Who thought it was time for some closure
So he laid on the floor
Beneath an old door
And no one could see that he lay there

By Geoffrey Schmitt

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Limerick Challenge Entries

We will be posting the entries for our limerick challenge as they are sent to us. You have until March 17th to submit your entry.

Our first entry is by Tiffany Pennywell

Our 2nd entry is from Earnest McDaniel

There once was a couple quite average
The wife had the brains in the marriage
So she took him by hand
And explained to the man
Suffrage and vassalage…and leverage

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Limerick Funzies

Hey, writer! You have a right to write for funzies!

And through St. Patrick’s Day—March 17, 2022—we’ll be highlighting limericks written by SWC members, Facebook page members, and friends.

Submit yours on the SWC Facebook page for approval and posting. If you’re not on Facebook, email to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com. We will also be sharing this to our blog.

What defines a limerick is easily found in Wikipedia and via Google, but see the image for a famous example that’s well done and Louisiana appropriate.

Below, you will also find a limerick—of sorts—written especially for this SWC event. It is not intended as a model! But we do encourage you to mind the helpful guidelines it provides.

“They may be rude, ribald, bawdy, risqué
But on Facebook, the rules do rule the day
The joke need not be naughty
And can’t be mean or snotty
But a limerick should make somebody pay”

Seriously, folks…keep it kind, but snarky is fine.

Now, let’s see your funny bone!

#shreveportwritersclub #writingcommunity #writeon #fun

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Fall/Halloween Writing

It’s fall and Halloween is around the corner🎃!
Do you have any self written work pertaining to fall and/or Halloween that you’d like to be shared on or FB group and blog?
Please send submissions to shreveportwritersclub@gmail.com and keep a look out for your work to appear.

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September Meeting

The library will be closed for Labor Day weekend, so our next meeting will be September 11th at Broodmoor Library 10am-12pm.
Have a GREAT and safe weekend!

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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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Paired Expressions Exhibit Opening

 

On Sunday, August 4th, 2019 marked the opening of “Paired Expressions: Visual and Lyrical Art,” a collaboration between artists and writers from the Shreveport Writers Club and the Shreveport Art Club. mlart

Shreveport Writers Club members were tasked with sending poetry in to Shreveport Art Club members. The visual artists created artwork inspired by the poems. In turn, the visual artists then asked the writers to respond to their art pieces.

The resulting “paired expressions” are on display through August 23rd at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd in Shreveport Louisiana.

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Many thanks to the Shreveport Art Club for helping to make this exciting exhibit happen! Thanks to all the writers and visual artists for their contributions. There wouldn’t be a show without you!

If you are interested in viewing the exhibit, click on the link for directions and opening times of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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

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