Congratulations to Maggie Brummet, winner of our Anthology
    Title Contest with Creative Collections, for which she receives
    $25. Thanks to all guild members who submitted entries.
    Publisher Sharon Kizziah-Holmes says she had a difficult time
    selecting three to forward to our board, from which the board
    chose the winner. Expected publication of the anthology is
    summer of 2015.

Our guest speaker March 28 lit a fire under attendees with her passionate
presentation. Author and publisher Terri Sigafus spoke enthusiastically on the craft
of writing children’s books and how she and her husband Chad started Timber
Wind Books and Timber Wind Records. It was a great opportunity to meet a
publisher and ask questions. Several members said they would submit manuscripts
to Terri. She found prospective authors for her company and members found a
new publishing opportunity. Gloriosky, Zero!
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Village Writing School Northwest Arkansas
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Guest Speaker
April 25

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April 17 Rolla, Missouri
Arts Rolla Poetry Reading Evening. Submissions welcome.

April 23-26 Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Literary Festival

April 26 Springfield, Missouri
April is National Poetry Month. Join Poets & Friends and
Springfield Writers’ Guild members Marilyn K. Smith, Don
DePriest, Lee Ann Russell, Rich Eskew and others at the
Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway Sunday, April
26, 1-5 p.m. to celebrate Poetry in the Park changed to
Poetry at the Station.

Bring potluck, your table service and poetry to read (your
own or others' or feel free to listen). Camaraderie, good food
and poetry appreciation. Call the members above if you have

April 30-May 2 St. Louis
36th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival

May 31 Springfield, Missouri
Deadline for entries in Sleuths’ Ink 2015 Whodunnit Contest

June 5, 6 Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Writers' Conference

July 15 Cape Girardeau, Missouri
All Write Now Writers Conference

October 8-10 Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Annual conference, Ozark Creative Writers. Register before
July 1 to save.