Judges and winners in our 22nd Annual Poetry & Prose Contest
    will be announced at our monthly meeting October 24. Names of
    winners and judges will be posted on our website’s Contests

    I read stellar entries from the U.S., Canada and Australia,”
    Contest Manager Yvonne Erwin reported. “We received 230
    submissions, a 22% increase over last year. SWG members had
    87 submissions, an increase of 36% over last year. Some
members had never entered an online contest.  

“Our entries came from: Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas,
Massachusetts, Missouri (77), North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Australia, and Quebec. A woman
from Virginia sent eleven entries. We gained two members, one from Tennessee
and one from Ohio.”

Our October 24th meeting will be busy. Contest winners will be announced,
attorney Topper Glass will speak on writers’ rights, and we will elect officers for
2016. You won’t want to miss this one.
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Guest Speaker
ctober 24

pringfield Attorney
Harold F. “Topper” Glass
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October 8-10 Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Annual conference, Ozark Creative Writers. Register before
July 1 to save.

October 10, Springfield, Missouri
2015 Writers Hall of Fame Workshop
Early bird registration through September 30

November 7, Columbia, Missouri
ShowMe Writers Masterclass