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.

Member Kudos for Missouri Writers’ Guild

Anyone have MWG member kudos or chapter news to share about upcoming end of the year events? Send it as a Word file to and she will get it on the website and FB page. 🙂 Advertisements

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2017 Writing Contests

  Cosmographia Books is hosting a monthly poetry contest. One poem a month will receive publication and $50. Any style, any length. Submissions are open on a rolling basis. Poems are chosen after the 25th of each month. There is a $3 … 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

AND THE WINNERS OF THE LAST MINI-CONTEST OF THE YEAR…. FIRST PLACE:  John Brooks – The Bait of Curious Minds SECOND PLACE:   Terry Smith – A Bow to the Bird THIRD PLACE:  Jaime Cole – Pranked  TIE FOR HONORABLE MENTION: … 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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