Keller, Chris


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Andrea Mansue (aka A.S. Fenichel) presents
“Working Your Book Release”
Join us on May 23 at 10:15 a.m. for a greeting and setup time. Comment and ask questions through the chat screen. Presentation starts at 11:00 a.m..


 A Message from the President

“Back to the Future”

Has there ever been a day where you felt you were in a different reality, a time and place where many things had changed?  For better or worse, technology has transformed our lives drastically and dramatically, which can make our transition into this ever-changing world a difficult task.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted change in many areas, including how we communicate with each other.  Through this time, your Springfield Writers’ Guild Board of Directors is continuing to brainstorm and seek alternative modes of communication for our SWG membership.

Sadly, we will not be holding our usual face-to-face monthly meeting at McAlister’s Deli in Springfield this month (May 23).  Too many variables had to come together for this to happen, which prompted us to formulate plans for a second online meeting, this time via Zoom. So what is Zoom?  Simply said, it a teleconferencing software platform of Zoom Video Communications, Inc.  You will find instructions on how to implement and use this technology in your SWG newsletter, emails, and the SWG website and Facebook pages.  I encourage you to read through this information thoroughly so you can adapt and use it on your computer or cell phone.

That said, barring any unworkable complications, we will hold our June 27 meeting at McAlister’s, as planned.

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to address them to me and our other SWG Board members.  Write on, SWG.  Write on!

Best regards,

Your SWG Board
Chris Keller, President




SAME TIME NEXT YEAR: June 18-20, 2021
SAME PLACE: DoubleTree by Hilton
SAME SPEAKER: Steven James

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Between the Pages board has come to the difficult decision to postpone the conference to 2021 out of a concern for public health and safety. We feel it would be irresponsible to host an event with a large number of people in an enclosed space for hours on end. Likewise, we believe that many attendees would be uneasy about attending for this reason.

With the bad news, we have some good. Nearly all of our speakers, including keynote Steve James, have agreed to the new dates. The conference we promised will be delivered, just a year later that we anticipated.


  1. Your registration fees and any associated extras will be applied to the 2021 conference, so your seat is saved, and we’ll see you next year.
  2. A full refund of registration fees and any associated extras (must be claimed by April 30, 2020). Please email btpwriterscon@gmail.com

BTP Writers Con
Ozarks Romance Authors
Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers
Springfield Writers Guild


Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2020!

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!

10 Responses to Home

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  4. Mindy Lawrence says:

    You have a very nice and informative website. I’ve been away from the Guild for years and just joined again this evening (although I marked “new member”). I’ll be there at the meeting on August 26th–hopefully with something for critique.


  5. Teresa Cox says:

    I have written what I hope to be 2 children’s books but have no idea how to go about having them published. They are written in ryhme and I know they would need illustration. I self published once but that was poetry and wasn’t very successful. I would really like these 2 books to be noticed. Any suggestions on what I should do?


    • Come to our meetings. We have illustrators, editors, and publishers there who will point you in the right direction to finish your books. We meet every fourth Saturday at McAlister’s in Springfield. (See map at bottom).


  6. Mia says:

    Hello I’m Mia Huskisson I’m an aspiring writing working towards becoming an author Would you allow me to observe a meeting to see if your group might be a good fit for me?


    • Anyone is welcome to visit the group at no charge. If you want to become a member, you have that option. The next meeting is at McAlisters (Battlefield and Kansas) on Feb. 22, starting at 11:00 a.m.


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