Category Archives: Speakers

February 23, 2019 Speaker

Brian Katcher is a Missouri YA author. His first book, PLAYING WITH MATCHES, won the 2011 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award. His second book, ALMOST PERFECT, won the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award in 2011. Katcher is also … Continue reading

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January 26, 2019 Speaker

Synova Cantrell may be known for her fedora, but she wears many hats. Synova volunteers with the Missouri Missing organization by highlighting obscure cold cases on her true crime blog to help generate tips. She firmly believes together we can … Continue reading

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November 24, 2018 Meeting

ATTENTION: Springfield Writers’ Guild Members It’s time to CELEBRATE … and you’re invited! Welcome in the holidays … and celebrate  SWG 75th Anniversary!  WHEN:  11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24 @ McAlister’s Deli, Battlefield Road & Kansas Expressway, … Continue reading

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October 2018 Speaker

Lori Copeland is a popular best-selling author of both contemporary and Christian historical fiction. She has published over a hundred books since she began writing in 1982. Lori is a Springfield resident, where she lives with her husband, Lance, three … Continue reading

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September 2018 Speaker

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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