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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 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.
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.
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 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