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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 Must be original and previously unpublished, 2000 words or less.See more guidelines at the website below.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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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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May 27 Speaker Carla Kirchner

Carla Kirchner has an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literature at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. Both a poet and fiction writer, Kirchner won the Concrete Wolf Press 2016 … Continue reading

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April 22 Speaker-Camille Faye

About Camille Faye During her years as a university Composition instructor and writing center tutor, Camille Faye worked with hundreds of writers from varying backgrounds and skill levels on many types of writing projects. She can work with writers in … Continue reading

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