Events & Updates
Our next WGA meeting is Tuesday, April at 7:00 P. M. It will feature member readings. There will be a prompt with the prompt being, “I still don’t understand…”. The prompt must appear in the story which must not be longer than 500 words and five minutes of reading. It must be written in a memoir classification. On May 28 our guest speaker will be Alysson Bourque, author of The Alycat Series. Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the multi-award winning series, The Alycat Series. Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.
After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:
• Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
• Benjamin Franklin Digital Award from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
• Best Book Award Finalist
• Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
• Reviewed by Kirkus Review
• Southern Festival of Books Featured Panelist
• Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author
• Lafayette Public Library Featured Author
• ALA Featured Author
• Has visited over 150 schools/bookstores for author visits/signings
We are happy to announce that we have started a meeting for extra enrichment. This is for all members interested in discussing topics relating to various genres. We may do exercises to put these ideas into practice. We will call this group, "Goal Diggers." We hope to see our interested members there for our sixth meeting which will be Monday, April 15, @ 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Barnes and Noble. The subject will be "Character " development: Pace and flow in your writing
The 2012-2014 WGA Anthology book, made up of the poetry, short fiction, and memoir "prompt" winners for those three years, is available for purchase at our meetings. We also have an outstanding WGA cookbook available for $5 each while supplies last. They make great gifts!