Springfield Writers’ Guild Meeting – March 27
MARKETING OVERVIEW PANEL
Join us on ZOOM this coming Saturday!
BRING YOUR QUESTIONS, YOUR SUGGESTIONS and what’s worked for you!
Paul McSorley, Professional Narrator
February 27 Speaker – 10:00 a.m.
DID YOU MISS IT? VIEW THE MEETING HERE.
“We All Have a Story to Tell: Tips for Writing Creative Nonfiction from Your Memoirs” with C.A. Simonson
If you missed the January 23 meeting, you may watch it here.
Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2021!
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!
A Message from the President
Last month, the Springfield Writers’ Guild lost one of its oldest and most beloved members. David A. Estes was 98 years old when he passed January 21, but was a relatively young author who had seven books published in a three-year span. His first book, Wet Dogs Don’t Ride, came out in 2016 with his final book, Runaway Fast: And Five Other Stories, being released in 2019.
My first experience with David was about five years ago during an SWG mentor hour. His character dialogues were some of the most entertaining written works I’d ever read, and they always generated a humorous response from our mentor hour readers. David’s enthusiasm for life was clearly expressed in his writing. I remember driving him to his last SWG meeting in January 2020. He was such an inspiration and will be greatly missed!
In the days ahead, we will continue to book speakers for our upcoming SWG monthly meetings. If you have suggestions for potential speakers, please feel free to share that information via our SWG email at email@example.com.
Speaking of upcoming meetings, we’re hoping to have our next in-person meeting on April 24. We’re still searching for a host venue that can adequately meet our needs until our future venue, The Library Center, reopens its public meeting rooms in June. If McAlister’s Deli, our previous venue, reopens their meeting room before June, we will meet there. If McAlister’s cannot host us, and we don’t find an alternative location that can accommodate our group, we will continue to meet online via Zoom.
Lastly, the Between the Pages Writers Conference, set for June 2021 in Springfield, has been moved to 2022 due to potential COVID-19 restrictions. The BTP Board of Directors, which includes the SWG Board of Directors, is exploring the possibility of doing a smaller online event this year. More details to come in the days ahead.
As always, be sure to check your email, newsletter, SWG website, Facebook pages, and other communication venues for further updates.
Write on, SWG. Write on!
DEAR AUTHORS AND READERS,
After much discussion, the Between the Pages board has come to the difficult decision to postpone the conference to 2022 out of a concern for public health and safety.
We’re going to level with you—we want this event to be beyond phenomenal and in an environment where attendees can focus on the programs and presentations, outside of the shadow of the pandemic. There is too much uncertainty at this point for us to confidently move forward with a 2021 conference date.
But we’re not going to leave you hanging! We’re putting together a free virtual program for Saturday, June 19, 2021 to whet your appetite for next year. Check back for details on speakers, topics, and have your questions ready!
Thank you to everyone for understanding and helping us do our part to protect public health and safety.
The Between the Pages Board