Yesterday was the first meeting of 2012 for my writing group, and what a way to begin the new year! We had such a great time at our meeting. Dry Creek author Curt Iles gave an excellent presentation about his research for his ninth book "A Spent Bullet." Time flew by, as it always does. Along with "A Spent Bullet," he also has a companion children's book. After the meeting broke, many of us continued visiting at Ryan's for lunch.
If you're looking for a writing group, check out http://www.bayouwritersgroup.com/. We'd love to have you. Our membership is growing, we're involved in the community, and each November we host a writing conference. We're in the process of securing an excellent group of speakers for this year. I encourage you to get serious about your writing before you wake up one day and realize you're 70 years old and never wrote that book you wanted to write. We'll help you with resources, editing, feedback, but most importantly we'll help you make new friends.
Speaking of being involved in the community, some of us read our poetry at The Porch Coffee House in Lake Charles Friday night. The First Friday Reading Series is sponsored by the Arts & Humanitites and is held on the first Friday of each month. Bayou Writers' Group was the first group invited to read last January and to help celebrate the event's one-year anniversary, we were invited back. We had a blast!
If you're a writer, or want to be a writer, come check out the Bayou Writers' Group. We'd love to have you. Keep an eye on our website as we update conference details throughout the year.