Author Archives: Springfield Writers' Guild

About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.

2017 Writing Contests

For its annual contest, Submit a personal essay or epic poem about a ‘Contemporary Pilgrim, Prophet, or Unsung S/Hero.’ Must be original and previously unpublished, 2000 words or less.See more guidelines at the website below. Deadline: Nov. 1. First prize – $1000, Second … Continue reading

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October 28 Speaker

Criticism and rejection letters never help a writer — or do they? What can you learn from critique? Speaker, Annie England Noblin will address these issues at the October 28 meeting. Annie teaches ​English and Communications for Arkansas State University … Continue reading

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October Mini-Contest

LAST MINI-CONTEST OF THE YEAR…. October is “horror month” full of spooky stories with goblins and creaks in the night. Try your hand at horror or the paranormal to tell about the picture prompt below. You may also tell a … Continue reading

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September 23 Speaker

  Attorney Branden Twibell will talk about “The Rights of the Accused” and will focus on how our Constitution sets up and guides our criminal justice system, and whether Hollywood gets it right. Branden earned his law degree from the … Continue reading

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August 26 Speaker

Lori Ericson grew up in her family-owned cemetery and spent years as a newspaper reporter, but isn’t sure which experience helped more to shape the dark stories that spill from her head. The author and her husband, Lloyd, live in … Continue reading

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July 22 Speaker

Juliana Goodwin is a food columnist, cookbook author, and travel writer in Springfield, Mo. She worked for the Springfield News-Leader for 11 years, before leaving in 2014 to freelance full-time and spend more time with her family.  Goodwin grew up … Continue reading

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How to Use Canva in Your Writing —

Using Canva to design a book marketing ad is easy-peasy! Continue reading

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