LA Beach Writers is a group of
committed writers in Gulf Shores, AL, comprising writers from Lower Alabama and our surrounding
area along the Gulf Coast of the USA.
(That's right - 'LA'
stands for 'Lower Alabama', - we are not that megalopolis along the
Our Mission Statement:
Beach Writers Association exists to support dedicated writers
with tolerance and respect in all genres through review,
critique and discussion of their written works and to improve
writing skills through education, mentoring and encouragement of
members and visitors.
Our Next Meeting
will be held on
February 18th at 5:30pm
at the Thomas B. Norton Library
Gulf Shores, AL
The LA Beach
Writers will meet on Monday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas
B. Norton Gulf Shores Public Library. We are looking forward to a
teleconference presentation from Sue B. Walker of Negative
Capability Press in Mobile.
Ms. Walker is a
poet, college professor, author and editor. In 2015, she was named
the Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the
University of South Alabama. She is a former Poet Laureate of
Alabama (2003-2012). She was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for
Blood Must Bear Your Name, published by Amherst Writers and Artists
Press in 2002. She has numerous publications and even more numerous
are her workshops, lectures and poetry readings. She is currently
the publisher and editor-in-chief at Negative Capability Press.
Ms. Walker will be discussing the overall process of submission, and
upon acceptance, editing and publication of an anthology. The LA
Beach Writers Association is in the beginning stages of compiling
essays, short stories, poems and one-act plays from members for an
anthology regarding life along the lower Alabama beaches.
Submissions are due April 15th. If you are interested in joining our
group and have interest in submitting your work, please contact Dr.
Nancy Dickhute, Nancydickhute@creighton .edu or Dr. Kim Shackelford,
email@example.com for information.
The writing prompts for the February meeting are:
1. With that special day falling on February 14, describe the
sweetest thing that someone has done for you and how you felt.
2. Sometimes it is hard to step outside our comfort zone. Explain an
activity that you tried which was outside your comfort zone. Give us
all the details using the five senses.
Hope to see you on February 18! In the meantime, keep writing.
(LA Beach WriterS PERIODICALLY RECORDS THE PRESENTATIONS OF THOSE
WHO SPEAK AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS. Click
for access to these presentations.)
LA Beach Writers is
creating an anthology of writings from our members. The
expected publication date is mid-2019. Copies will be
available from members as well as on Amazon.