The Shreveport Writers Club teamed up with members from the Shreveport Art Club for a fun, creative Halloween celebration. Writer’s wrote about “spooky” artwork and visual artists created artwork to accompany “scary” writings. The event was held at The Agora Borealis in downtown Shreveport.
Thanks for the great turnout and all the fun!
The next regular meeting for Shreveport Writers Club will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 10 am to 12 pm.
Special guest, local author Elizabeth Godfrey, will be sharing her journey in completing her vampire triology series. Elizabeth will talk about her books, “Once Bitten, Twice Cursed”, “Crossing Stars” and, “Incendia”.
Visitors are always welcome.
For those participating in NANOWRIMO, Shreveport Writers Club has scheduled a meet-up at the Broadmoor Branch Library on Nov 5th. From 10am-12pm. Study Room A is reserved for anyone who would like to meet to write.
Watch this space for more on NANO or visit the Shreveport Writers Club Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mark your calendars:
June Critique Group: June 15 th 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
July Regular Meeting: July 6th 10 am to noon, Retro 521 Cafe, Bossier City
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
Sept Regular Meeting: September 7th, 10 am to noon, Broadmoor Library Room A
Next month the SWC is changing things up just a bit. We have a special guest! Maple Sudds, author of No Blood in the Turnip:Memoirs of a Codependent, will read selections from her book and hold a question and answer session afterward.
This meeting is at a special time: 11:00 am. It is also in a special place: Shreve Memorial Library–Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. The meeting will be held in their lovely reading room. We’re really hoping this open area will invite people in to join us, to hear Maple and to find out what Shreveport Writers Club is all about.
Mark your calendars for this special event!
Here’s the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/386811405226730/
If you click on “going” or “interested” on the Facebook event, you will receive a reminder about it from Facebook. You can also invite friends through the Facebook link.
Remember, you can help promote the club and it’s events by sharing information about club activities on social media OR by simply inviting a friend (or two) to join you at a meeting.
Writer’s of all genres, experience and interest are always welcome. From beginner to veteran, you can find help, support and information at our meetings. Naturally, you don’t have to LIVE in Shreveport/Bossier to come SWC meetings either. If you can make it from wherever you live, you are welcome. 🙂
I want to thank everyone who came to the last meeting. We held our officer elections after our president, John, and our vice-preseident, Lela, stepped down.
We are all appreciative of the work that they put into the club. They both stepped up during a time when the club needed them.
Now, I have some big shoes to fill as I was nominated and voted in for president. Please, let me know what I can do for you. Also, please share with me ways that you believe we can get our club more out into the public.
Deondre, is also thankful for the nomination and vote for vice-president. He will also be willing to work with the club in anyway.
With me takinging on the president position, this means that the secretary position is open to anyone willing to take this on.
This position will include taking on the main social media responsibilities. It includes taking on postings for Instagram, Twitter, Google+, WordPress and Facebook.
I will be more than happy to assist you with the transition. Please comment below if you are interested or if you would like to nominate someone.
Thank you again and “Write on!”
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This Saturday is the Shreveport Writers Club meeting. Meet us at the Shreve Memorial Broadmoor Branch Library. We meet from 10am-12pm. Bring your work and share it with us during our Round Robin Session.
We will also be talking business by discussing the future of our officer positions.
Come on out and let us see you there.
Also, bring a visitor. The more the merrier.
We are now hearing from today’s speaker, Terrence Flemons. He is an writer/artist who works on collaborations with different artists. Terrence is talking about his experiences with networking, how to work with different artists with varying genre backgrounds and different platforms.
Next Tuesday we will be hosting the Writers Medley at Bon Temps Coffee Bar. Current members of the club will be sharing their creative work with the public.
This is an all ages event that is free to the public. Bring guests and remember visitors are always welcomed.
We still have open slots for the event for anyone who is interested in being a part of it. There are 5 minute and 20 minute slots. If you just need 10 minutes then that is okay as well. You can read any of your own written work. It can be in any format or genre.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you do not have anything to share please come by to support fellow members. They work hard on their pieces to present them. It also lifts their spirits and encourages them to see you there.
This Saturday we will be holding our Shreveport Writers Club meeting from 10am-12pm. Due to lack of available space we will be holding it at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105.
Thank you all for being a part of this amazing group. We hope to see you at both events.
And remember to “Write on!”
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”.
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”!