Sunday, April 21, 2013

National Poetry Month Appreciation: Poetry Reading on April 20, 2013

Participants in the Open Mic Poetry Reading

A love of poetry was shared at the Beaumont R.C. Miller Library on April 20, 2013. Many of our members showed up to read their poems, and there were also some additional participants. We each read at least three poems in a round-robin open mic format. A great time was had by all.

Members of TGCW at the podium

The winners of our poetry contest were announced as well. A big thanks goes out to our judge, Susie Clevenger, and to all who participated in our first official contest! Here are the winners:

1st Place- Sylvia Ney
2nd Place- Patricia Kyle Rach
3rd Place- Debra McElwee

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jambalaya Novel Excerpt Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Jambalaya Novel Excerpt Contest this past weekend!

James Tate tied for third place and Sylvia Ney received Honorable Mention.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Speaker: Elizabeth Ludwig

Elizabeth Ludwig is the award-winning author of No Safe Harbor, Book One in the Edge of Freedom series. Her work has also been featured on Novel Journey, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Elizabeth’s debut novel, Where the Truth Lies (coauthored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the IWA Writer of the Year Award. Her first historical novel, Love Finds You in Calico, California, was given four stars from Romantic Times. And her popular literary blog, The Borrowed Book, enjoys a wide readership. Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and two grown children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas. To learn more, visit