We cancelled our February 28 meeting because of a snowstorm
    and will reschedule our lunch chat presenter, John Pinney, and
    our guest speaker, Louise Jackson.

    We received forty-nine entries to our Anthology Title Contest.
    These were forwarded to publisher Sharon Kizziah-Holmes who
    will select three to send to the board. The board will choose one
    of the three to receive a $25 cash prize. We will announce the
winner and present the prize at our March 28 meeting.

Yvonne Erwin, John Cawlfield, and I met with Drury University’s Editing and
Publishing class, whose nine students will proofread our anthology manuscript. We
emphasized their task is to proofread for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and
clarity, not to edit content. Students were enthusiastic about taking on a real-world
publishing project. They will be credited in the anthology.
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Isabelle Allende

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    Conferences, Workshops, Events
    From the President
Guest Speaker
March 28

Author Terri Sigafus
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March 27-29 Neosho, Missouri
Women’s Get-Away Writing Retreat

March 31 Springfield, Missouri
Deadline for submissions to 2015 Writing Contest, Ozarks
Chapter of American Christian Writers

April 3 Columbia, Missouri
Deadline for entries to Literary and Visual Art Show,
Columbia Art League

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

April 23-26 Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Literary Festival

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

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