Springfield Writers’ Guild Meeting
Saturday, January 23 – 10:00 a.m.
“We All Have a Story to Tell: Tips for Writing Creative Nonfiction from Memoirs”
THIS IS A WORKSHOP – Bring paper and pen!
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Meeting ID: 850 9210 0403
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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!
Board members for 2021
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
A Message from the President
What a year we’ve had! Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020 proved to be a productive year for the Springfield Writers’ Guild.
With the exception of March, we held 11 of our 12 monthly meetings. Three were done in person, with the other eight conducted through the use of online media. During this time, we purchased a subscription to Zoom. Through Zoom and our other online mediums (emails, newsletter, online websites), we stayed connected, keeping the lines of communication open.
Going into 2021, our monthly meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m., as requested and voted on by you, our members. We also voted to hold our meetings at The Library Center in Springfield, a venue that provides a number of needed facilities and options to our organization.
This was also a year of outstanding individual accomplishments for our membership, many of which you’ve seen through the SWG newsletter and websites.
To each of you, I give my sincere thanks for the support you’ve shown our organization through this challenging, yet productive time. May the blessings and warmth of the Christmas season be with you in the days ahead.
Chris Keller, SWG President
June 18-20, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Between the Pages board has come to the difficult decision to postpone the writers’ 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.
If you registered and chose to reserve your spot for next year, 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 June.