On Friday, March 13, Governor Mike Parson announced a state of emergency in Missouri.  As of March 19, six cases of coronavirus have been reported in Greene County out of twenty-four the state.  The U.S. government has declared a national state of emergency and is cautioning people to stay home, stating that these next four weeks are critical to the health of our nation

In light of these circumstances, the SWG Board of Directors will cancel the March 28 meeting of Springfield Writers’ Guild.  We care about the health and welfare of all our writers. Following the Springfield mayor, the Missouri governor, and the CDC recommendations for social distancing, this is necessary.

As a writers’ group, we will endeavor to keep you informed of upcoming meetings, and send writing prompts, helps, and teasers during your ‘off time’ at home.

In the meantime, KEEP WRITING!

Hopefully, we’ll pick up again in April, and trust that the scare of this pandemic will be over by then. Members will receive the SWG newsletter in a few days, and other information to keep your writing skills honed!

Keller, Chris

Best regards,

Your SWG Board

Chris Keller, President


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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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