Speaker -11:00-12:00 with Q/A
A short business meeting follows.
- SWG October Meeting Zoom Link
Join any time after 9:30 a.m. – October 23
Or call to listen – 312-626-6799,83242845402#,,,,*139124# US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 832 4284 5402
Bring YOUR Written Works to Mentor Hour!
Get valuable feedback from your peers by submitting a sample of writing to be constructively critiqued. Members should bring 35 copies of their written work to Mentor Hour. If you can’t be there in person, email your work a week before the meeting as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to type MENTOR HOUR SUBMISSION in your email subject line.
- Up to 3 pages, double spaced, 1-inch margins, in 12pt Times New Roman font
- Bring 35 copies, collated and stapled
- Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis
SWG Seeking Candidates and Nominating Committee Members for 2022 SWG Officer Election!
Interested in serving on the SWG Board of Directors in 2022? Is there a SWG member you would like to nominate to serve on the Board? If so, nominations for the positions of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and director-at-large are now being accepted. Nominations can be emailed to email@example.com.
The Guild is also in need of three members to serve on the SWG Nominating Committee. The Committee’s purpose is to confirm Board of Directors candidates for the upcoming SWG officer election in October. For more information about the Committee, and to become a committee member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Message from the President
Planning for the Future
A Message from the President
As we approach the end of 2021, the Springfield Writers’ Guild will soon elect its future 2022 leaders. Our annual SWG officer elections for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and director-at-large will be held in October. If you’re interested in running for any of these positions, or nominating another member for a position, please email your nomination to email@example.com.
A reminder for Mentor Hour submissions, online attendees can use our SWG email to submit their written works. I’d also like to encourage our in-person attendees to email their written submissions as well. You still need to bring your 35 copies to Mentor Hour, but your emailed copy will allow our online attendees to participate and send you feedback on your submission. All emailed submissions will be posted on the main video screen during Mentor Hour for everyone (online and in-person) to see. For more information, see the Mentor Hour section in your SWG newsletter.
One last item, I’ve been looking into the possibility of creating a SWG Welcoming Committee. The Committee’s purpose would be to welcome guests and new SWG members at each of our monthly meetings. If you’d be interested in serving on the Committee, or have questions/suggestions on how it would work, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder, next month’s meeting, September 25, will be held in the Frisco Room at The Library Station (TLS) at 2535 North Kansas Expressway in Springfield. Our August 28 and October 23 meetings will be held in the Auditorium at The Library Center at 4653 South Campbell Avenue in Springfield.
Write on, SWG. Write on!
Upcoming Guest Speakers
“MAKING YOUR PITCH” – featuring SWG Authors” Location: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium @ The Library Center in Springfield
Location: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium @ The Library Center in Springfield
Topic: End-of-the-Year Awards, Special Recognitions, Holiday Trivia & Gifts
SWG Genre Groups
Leader: John Cawlfield
Meeting Schedule: 9:00 AM -2nd Saturday of the month via Zoom
Contact Info: email@example.com
Leader: Tim Ritter
Meeting Schedule: 7:00 PM – 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month via Zoom Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror Group
Leader: Kim Brixey
Meeting Schedule: Second Wednesday of the month at 7pm on Zoom and immediately following the Guild meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month Contact Info: email@example.com
Christian / Inspirational Group
Leader: Ruth Hunter
Meeting Schedule: First Monday of the month, and immediately following the Guild meeting.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to renew your membership!
Yearly dues run from January-November each year (no meeting in December). Pay online with PayPal, or credit card. Fill out your application so we can know you better on the JOIN/RENEW page. New members are encouraged!
June 17-19, 2022
**SWG MEMBERS – Find your discounted registration in the “Members Only” page.
SPRINGFIELD WRITER’S GUILD, SLEUTHS’ INK, AND OZARKS ROMANCE AUTHORS ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT BETWEEN THE PAGES WRITERS CON. JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING LINEUP OF GUEST SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS, CONTESTS, HEADSHOTS, AGENT/PUBLISHER PITCHES AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.
See conference extras to sign up for headshots, agent pitches and author tables.