The Write Stuff
The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild
May 7, 2013
Volume 3 Issue 12
From the President:
It’s time to close down the 2012-2013 season of the Guild. Thanks for your support over the past year, I couldn’t have done it without the guidance and help I’ve received from members and friends. At our meeting last Thursday we voted in new officers for 2013-2014 so June marks the beginning of new leadership and fresh ideas. In just a few weeks, Angela Quarles takes over as president, with the help of Michael Snow as vice president. Both are published authors with great things on their horizons. Candice Conner will be treasurer and Mike Reimer secretary. The two of them have been active in MWG since before I joined four years ago and we’re pleased to have their input. I’ve agreed to head the Young Author’s Committee so I’ll still be actively involved in MWG events like the Tracy Hurley Memorial Writing contest in the fall and Metro Mobile Reading Council’s spring Young Author events. Here’s to a great summer and a bright future! I’ll catch you later.
2012-2013 MWG President
The next MWG Open Mic is Thursday, May16th, at Serda’s Coffee on Royal Street. No pre-registration is required, but we suggest arriving between 5:30-5:50 to sign-up to read. We’ll do as many readings (ten minutes or less) as possible between 6-8pm. You do not need to be a member to read. This event continues year round.
Member and former officer Stephanie Lawton will be hosting a book launch party for her latest release, NEED, Saturday May 18 at 7 p.m. at The Blind Mule at 57 North Claiborne Street in downtown Mobile. This is the adult companion novel to WANT.
We’ll have the courtyard to ourselves, and chips and salsa will be provided. Other items and drinks are available from the menu, plus The Mule will be offering a mojito drink special to tie in with the book. A limited number of paperbacks will be on hand if you’d like a signed copy.
Fun favors will also be provided.
RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/352980534803934/
Local writing retreats by Mahala Church are offered in multiple sessions over the summer. For more information about the “Barefoot Writing Academy” classes visit www.lyricalpens.com
MWG will once again host monthly Drink-N-Scrawl events at the Blue Gill Restaurant this summer for all local writing groups. Food/drinks are up to individuals to purchase but the networking is free. Dates for these Saturday afternoon socials will be announced soon.
Our next monthly meeting is THURSDAY, September 5th, in the first floor meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30pm. Topic is TBA.
MWG donated $250 to Mobile Public Library to be used toward eBook purchases.
Faye Nunnelee Byrd attended the Alabama Writers Symposium, April 25-27 in Monroeville, AL and a copy of her book Hope Restored, The Fork in the Road, Following a Traumatic Brain Injury was placed in the Alabama Southern Community College Library. Nick Harrison, Senior Editor of Harvest House Publishers, will be using a quote from her book in one of his up-coming books.
Continue to send in your writing news and author events to email@example.com so we can share your milestones with the community.
Be sure to support our new officers!
Where to find us:
On Twitter: @MobileWriters
Remember that comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome—both online and at the meetings. Thanks for your continued support!