Hello Writers! During our last regular meeting several members expressed a desire that we resume the informal “writer’s chat” virtual meetings.
The informal meetings are just that. There’s no set agenda or club business to discuss; it’s just writers talking about writing. This meeting will also serve as a critique meeting as well. If you have a short piece of writing to share with the group and are looking for supportive feedback, you are welcome to bring that to the virtual meeting.
The Writers Chat will be a Zoom virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at beginning at 7:00 PM. The meeting is scheduled to last two hours, but writers are welcome to come and go as they choose from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
An email with the link and passcodes will be sent to members prior to the meeting.
Those interested in Shreveport Writers Club may contact the club at shreveportwritersclub.com for information about becoming a member and joining the email list.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Shreveport Writers Club held its February meeting in the Reading Room of the Shreve Memorial Library Hamilton/South Caddo Resource Center in Shreveport.
The writers and guests welcomed special guest, Maple Sudds, author of the autobiography No Blood in the Turnip: Memoirs of a Co-Dependent.
Ms. Sudds read excerpts from the book and talked about how it came to be. She stressed the importance of persevering to tell one’s story and shared her process of learning about herself through writing. She said she hoped to offer hope, healing and understanding to others through her book.
Ms. Sudds answered questions from the audience and discussed how writing the book has impacted her life and her family.
Ms. Sudds sold and signed copies of her book for patrons.
Copies of Maple Sudds’ book, No Blood in the Turnip: Memoirs of a Co-Dependent are available as an e-book download or in paperback at Amazon.com
After a short break, the meeting continued with some business discussion and the monthly Flash Writing Exercise.
The February Critique Group meeting will be held at Retro 521 Cafe in Bossier on February 16th from 10 AM to noon. Writers may bring a short piece of writing for critique or just come to offer support, helpful advice and encouragement to other writers.
Shreveport Writers Club next regular meeting will be March 2nd from 11 Am to 1 PM at the Shreve Memorial Library-Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive in Shreveport. March Critique Group is also planned for 11 Am to 1 PM at the same location on March 16th.
A reminder that this Wednesday is the second Shreveport Writers Club Nanowrimo Write-in. Join our Vice-President at Retro 521 Coffee, Cafe & Venue for some writing encourgement and delicious coffee.
Open for all club members and visitors are welcomed!
The vice-president of the Shreveport Writers Club is hosting a Nanowrimo write-in at Retro 521 Coffee, Cafe & Venue starting today. This will occur every Wednesday from 5-7pm. Come out to be inspired and encourage each other.
This Saturday, there will be a Critique Group at Broadmoor Library. From 10-12pm, bring your written work to have members listen to or hear parts that you are working on. Also come by to be an ear and support for others.
Always remember to “Write on”!
Post from Alyssia Kirkhart with permission to share with the Shreveport Writers Club
All right, you guys! 😃 Today, I met with Bossier Parish Librarians Kristen Edson and Dedra York about an author event that will be held at the central library (right by City Hall) and open to the public.
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The date and time frame we picked is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th from 10-4.
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We will open with an author panel compiled of traditionally and independently published authors who will answer questions from an audience of writers and readers. Then, we’ll break for lunch, which will be provided. Afterwards, audience members will be able to share their work, either by reading it aloud or sitting down with an author who writes in their genre or with whomever they feel comfortable. This by no means obligates anyone to extend services past the close of the event. 👩💻
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Our goal is to encourage local writers of all ages (and readers…we can’t leave them out! 😉) to keep going. To not give up. To pursue their passion, no matter what. We’ve all been there at one point or another. And when that encouragement we needed came along, we were grateful. Right? ✌️
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ALSO: There will be a separate “Expo” room, where everyone is encouraged to set up banners, posters, author swag and published works that will be open for sale to the public. 📚
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There is NO LIMIT to the amount of local published authors we can have. So, if you want to do the event, you’re in. Period. Promotions will go out via social media, radio, television and newsprint. 💖
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Feel free to post and ask questions here or, if you’d rather, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to be a part of the event, simply say so with a comment, and I will put you down as an attending artist/panelist. Cheers! 🍸
We hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday today!
Also, a reminder that we will be holding our Saturday meeting at Rick’s Records from 10am-12pm. (3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105).
Come out and hear Rick speak on his fantsy fiction novel and publishing experience.
On July 7th, we will being holding the Shreveport Writer’s Club meeting at Rick’s Records (3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105).
The shop owner, Rick Colon, will be talking to us about his fantasy fiction book series.
We are thankful, for him to be opening his doors for us and speaking about his book writing process and traditional publishing.
The meeting starts at 10am and ends at 12pm. Remember, that visitors are always welcomed!