May 23 business meeting summary: Twenty members, the
    maximum number for available space, have signed up for the
    guild’s book-signing event June 13 at the Library Center.
    ~Members approved a motion to look into renting a booth for
    Springfield’s annual Cider Days in the fall. ~Members approved
    sponsoring a query-letter and book-pitching workshop, to be
    held August 15 at the Brentwood Library. Fifteen of our
    members expressed interest in attending. Invitations will be
    sent to writing groups in Southwest Missouri. Members attend
at no charge, nonmembers pay ten dollars. Registration and other details to come.
~Members defeated a proposal to fund a $500 poetry scholarship and $500 flash-
fiction scholarship in 2016 for Missouri high school students, in collaboration with
the Language Arts Department of Missouri State University’s annual student
writing competition.

Tom Withers passed away May 30 at the age of 96. He had been a member of our
guild since 1994 and was an Honorary Life Member. He held several leadership
positions in our guild, including president, director-at-large, and secretary. The
Guild made a contribution in his memory to the Springfield Brentwood Library.
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July 11 Springfield, Missouri
Writing workshop for veterans and active military. Contact
Joyce Ragland

July 15 Cape Girardeau, Missouri
All Write Now Writers Conference

July 15 Portland, Oregon
Short story awards for new writers

July 17 Springfield, Missouri
Deadline to register for our guild’s August 15 Query and
Pitch Workshop. Guild members attend free.

September 1 Columbia, Missouri
Deadline to enter Missouri Writers’ Guild Semi-Flash Writing

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