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
~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
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.
|Write like nobody will ever read it.
Edit like the whole world will.
Sharon Melton Lippincott
|Springfield Writers' Guild
A Chapter of Missouri Writers' Guild
Author Sharon Jeffus