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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 Pacific Coast!)

Our Mission Statement:

The LA 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
in 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, kshackel12@gmail.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.


Our Current Project:

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. 

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