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FOR MEMBERS & THEIR FAMILIES
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UPCOMING MEETINGS SPEAKERS:
August 20 – SWG Family Picnic! (NOTE – THIS IS THE 3rd SATURDAY)
11 am to 3 pm Phelps Grove Park
950 East Bennett Street, Springfield, MO
Bring a dish to pass and your own nonalcoholic drink
September – Carrol Lund: Writing About Characters with Mental Illness
October 22 – Marketing panel – “What Works at Book Signings?”
November – Christmas Party
Message from the 2022 SWG President
Hello, fellow writers! I am so excited as we kick off a new year of Springfield Writers Guild! We have before us yet another opportunity to hone our craft, support one another, and share ideas and inspiration.
The Library Center is reserved for the entire calendar year, so we will spend all of 2022 in one place for our meetings. The only caveat is the March meeting. The good news is we have both smaller community rooms (next to the big conference room), which hold up to 65 people. So we will enjoy all our meetings in one location this year. We will continue to provide a hybrid environment, allowing members to join us remotely on Zoom as well.
As president this year, I intend to focus on inclusion. So often we find ourselves talking about publishing books, and that is indeed the goal of many of our members. But we also have members published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. We have folks who write genealogical books for their families. We have screenplay writers and playwrights, and some who are busy writing poetry in notebooks, dreaming about the day when their words might be read by someone else (that’s where I was in my 30s). All of us who write have been given a gift, and that gift, that creative spirit within us, makes us whole. So let us all come together, let us all have a voice, and let us all learn and enjoy this wonderful thing we do called, ‘Writing.’
BTP WRITERS CONFERENCE RETURNING IN 2023
The 2022 Between the Pages Writers’ Conference was such a success, we’re doing it again! Over 150 writers and authors from seven different states came together for camaraderie, inspiration, and making new friendships.
Thank you to all who attended! YOU made it a success, and we hope you’ll come back. Also, thank you to all who responded to the survey. It will help us make the next one even better! Stay tuned for more information!
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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 email their work a week before the meeting as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type MENTOR HOUR SUBMISSION in your email subject line.
- Up to 3 pages, double spaced, 1-inch margins, in 12pt Times New Roman font
- Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis
- Members only
SWG Genre Groups
Genre groups meet once or twice a month separate from the Springfield Writers’ Guild meeting.
Leader: John Cawlfield
Meeting Schedule: 7:00 PM -2nd Tuesday 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: Immediately following the Guild meeting.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org