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May 2022 Speaker: Tim Ritter

A Springfield native, Ritter first embraced creative writing at the age of 9. By age 13 he had written two adventure books, several plays, and created his own comic strip. His 8th grade editorial Lunchline Blues earned him an award … Continue reading

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2022 Summer Writing Contest

PHRASE PROMPT: “LOOK WHAT I FOUND!” Cash prizes of $75 for 1st place; $50 for 2nd place; $25 for third place, and one honorable mention. WINNERS: 1st place – “WHAT SAMMIE FOUND”- Alden Stewart 2nd place- “She Could Simply Walk Away” … Continue reading

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February 2022 Speaker: C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author. She began her writing at the ripe age of seventeen when her first piece was accepted. The writing bug bit hard. Over 400 nonfiction human interest stories, how-to articles, and worksheets were … Continue reading

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September 2021 Speaker: Nancy Allen

Bestselling author Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks, trying over thirty jury cases. She served on the faculty of Missouri State University for fifteen years, teaching law … Continue reading

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August 28 Speaker: Marilyn Estes Quigley

Marilyn Estes Quigley, a multi-published author of short stories, books, novels, magazine articles, poetry, collegiate curriculum, and a musical drama will be the featured speaker at the Springfield Writers’ Guild’s August 28 meeting. Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education … Continue reading

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