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.