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2020 Fall Writing Contest

SWG Fall Writing Contest Prizes of $75-first, $50-second, $25-third and honorable mention  Writing from a picture prompt: Look for the obvious – and then look for clues for a story. Some questions to ask  – 1. Who is he? Why is … Continue reading

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September 2020 Speaker David Harrison

David L. Harrison is an award-winning American children’s author and poet. Harrison’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers have been anthologized in more than 185 books, translated into twelve languages, sandblasted into a library sidewalk, painted on a bookmobile, and presented on … Continue reading

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August 2020 Speaker Marilyn Hope Lake

Marilyn Hope Lake, Ph.D., writes short fiction, poetry, plays, and children’s picture books. She is known widely for her children’s book, Buddy and the Grandcats, published in 2007, which has sold over 500 copies. A second edition, reformatted for Amazon, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2020 Speaker Sheila Athens

Join us as traditionally published author & experienced book coach Sheila Athens shares the secrets she’s gained by providing developmental edits on dozens of manuscripts.  During this course, novelists will learn how solidifying the bones of a story before you … Continue reading

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Ross Malone

Ross Malone is a Missouri historian who writes about Missouri people, places, and events that should be well-known but aren’t.  This teacher, radio host, newspaper columnist, and speaker has written twenty books and numerous magazine articles and newspaper columns about … Continue reading

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