Message from the President

Photo courtesy of Yvonne Erwin

From our outgoing President, Yvonne Erwin –

This past year went by in a blink. We had a good year,  good speakers, and we’ve learned a lot. Thank you to my board because, without a good support system, a leader can do nothing. Thank you to SWG for your continued support, your faithfulness and your interest in our group.I encourage you to continue writing, learning about the craft, and polishing your art. It’s been a pleasure to be your President for the past two years, and now it’s time for a new chapter. Welcome to the new president, John Cawlfield.

John Cawlfield

Happy New Year, writers!  We hope you enjoyed the holiday time with family and friends and still carved out a few minutes to pursue your love of writing.

The Board of the Springfield Writers’ Guild is excited about 2018. We intend to schedule great speakers and activities to help improve your craft.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent survey.  It will be used to plan our speakers, workshops, and a write-in during the course of the year. A quick glance at the early results shows common topics everyone would like our Guild to address.

The New Year will start off with a discussion of Social Media for Authors featuring author Tierney James. Tierney is an experienced educator with a lifetime of experiences which has helped to craft her novels. She conducts seminars on social media and will share her knowledge during our January 27 meeting.

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”—Ernest Hemingway

John Cawlfield
2018 SWG President.

The Springfield Writers’ Guild will continue to meet at the 1711 West Battlefield location of McAlister’s Deli (See map below). Join us at 11:00 a.m. for Mentor Hour as we read and critique members’ writings. The speaker joins us at 1:00 p.m. followed by a short business meeting.

Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2018!

Yearly dues run from January-November each year (no meeting in December). Pay online on the JOIN/RENEW page. New members are encouraged!


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  4. Mindy Lawrence says:

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