January 2013 Newsletter

The Write Stuff

The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild

January 1, 2013

Volume 3 Issue 8


From the President:

Happy New Year!
2012 was a great year for many MWG members, with the promise of many more great things to come in 2013. Now that the holidays are winding down, take a few moments of solitude to focus on your goals for the days and months ahead. Come to an Open Mic for the first time. Register for a local workshop. Learn about self-publishing this Thursday. The possibilities are endless.
Let’s work together to make 2013 the best for Mobile’s literary circle.
-Carrie Cox

2012-2013 MWG President

Upcoming Events:

Our next monthly meeting is this THURSDAY, January 3, in the meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30pm. Lauren Clark will be speaking to us about self-publishing. Read up on Ms. Clark at http://www.laurenclarkbooks.com/ and come with questions.

The Mobile Arts Council hosts the LoDa Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 11.

The next MWG Open Mic is Thursday, January 17, 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.

SCBWI Schmooze—an informal workshop for those interested in children’s literature (picture books-young adult)—hosted by the local members of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Schmooze is held in the meeting room of the West Regional Library on Saturday, January 26th, from 1-5pm. There will be presentations from local authors F.T. Bradley and Karyn Tunks as well as informal critiques by/for those in attendance. Contact Carrie Cox for more information.

Our MWG Workshop day will be Saturday, February 9th in the West Regional Library meeting room. More information coming soon!

Carolyn Haines’ Daddy’s Girls’ Weekend workshop and literary event will be April 5-7th at the Battle House Hotel downtown. There will be sessions on writing for all age groups from authors, agents, and editors.


Member News:

Local shop Lunatix & Co. at Dauphin and Washington is a great store highlighting local artists. Owner Courtney Matthews is taking books from local writers for consignment sales. Stop by the store and speak with her for the details. Being able to refer friends and family to a local store to purchase your books is great for the community.


MWG Needs:

Officer nominations for the 2013-2014 year will begin in March.

Where to find us:



On Twitter: @MobileWriters

Email: mobilewritersguild@gmail.com

Remember that comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome—both online and at the meetings. Thanks for your continued support!


About mobilewritersguild

The Mobile Writers Guild is an organization of professional writers and aspiring writers. Many of our members are published through agents and some are self published. Among our members are publishers, writers, aritists and people interested in the craft of writing. We welcome all to join us for our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September to May at 6 p.m. at the West Regional Library.
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