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August 2017 Events

posted May 30, 2017, 7:27 PM by Mary Beth Magee   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 9:53 PM ]

Tuesday, August 1

Monthly meeting of the Poplarville Storytellers Guild

6:30 p.m.

Methodist Youth Building, Poplarville First United Methodist Church

708 Julia Street, Poplarville, MS

www.facebook.com/PoplarvilleStorytellers/

Storytellers and listeners welcome. Refreshments served. Come on in!

 

Saturday, August 5

Monthly meeting of the Hattiesburg Chapter of the Mississippi Writers Guild

1 p.m.

Main Street Books

210 N. Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS

www.mississippiwritersguild.com/hattiesburg-chapter.html

 

Tuesday, August 8

A New Writers Group forming – organizational meeting

11 a.m.

Poplarville Public Library

202 W. Beers St., Poplarville, MS

www.facebook.com/pages/Poplarville-Public-Library/117509954942220

This group will meet weekly. If you want to write and don’t know where to start or you already write and want to connect with other writers, this group is for you.

 

Tuesday, August 8

Picayune Writers Group

6 p.m.

Community Room of Bank Plus

115 Williams Avenue, Picayune, MS

www.facebook.com/pwg.pwg.7

 

Saturday, August 12

Southern Christian Writers Guild

10 a.m.

Mandeville City Hall

3101 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA

www.scwguild.com

Knock on the side door for admittance.

 

Tuesday, August 15

Poplarville Public Library Writing Group

11 a.m.

Poplarville Public Library

202 W. Beers St., Poplarville, MS

www.facebook.com/pages/Poplarville-Public-Library/117509954942220

 

Tuesday, August 15

Picayune Writers Group

6 p.m.

Community Room of Bank Plus

115 Williams Avenue, Picayune, MS

www.facebook.com/pwg.pwg.7

 

Thursday, August 17

Poplarville Farmers Market

4-7 p.m.

Main Street Town Green

Vegetable farmers, craftsmen, snack vendors, authors and more offer their wares.

 

Saturday, August 19

Mississippi Book Festival: A Literary Lawn Party

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mississippi State Capitol

www.msbookfestival.com/

 

Saturday, August 19

Creative Minds Writers Group

1-3 p.m.

The Art Station

146 W. Oak Street, Ponchatoula, LA

 

Tuesday, August 22

Poplarville Public Library Writing Group

11 a.m.

Poplarville Public Library

202 W. Beers St., Poplarville, MS

www.facebook.com/pages/Poplarville-Public-Library/117509954942220

 

Tuesday, August 22

Picayune Writers Group

6 p.m.

Community Room of Bank Plus

115 Williams Avenue, Picayune, MS

www.facebook.com/pwg.pwg.7

 

Thursday, August 24-Sunday, August 27

Killer Nashville Writers Conference

Franklin, TN

www.killernashville.com

 

Friday, August 25

Hot August Night

6-9 p.m.

Hammond Regional Arts Center

217 E. Thomas Street, Hammond, LA

www.hammondarts.org/

 

Saturday, August 26

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Meeting place varies. Check Facebook for details.

www.facebook.com/groups/gcwriters/

 

Friday, August 25-Saturday, August 26

Mississippi Writers Guild: Salute to Mississippi’s Bicentennial State Conference

Pearl, MS

www.mississippiwritersguild.com/

 

Tuesday, August 29

Poplarville Public Library Writing Group

11 a.m.

Poplarville Public Library

202 W. Beers St., Poplarville, MS

www.facebook.com/pages/Poplarville-Public-Library/117509954942220

 

Tuesday, August 29

Picayune Writers Group

6 p.m.

Community Room of Bank Plus

115 Williams Avenue, Picayune, MS

www.facebook.com/pwg.pwg.7

 

Wednesday, August 30-September 2

Pearl River County Fair

Pearl River County Fairgrounds

Rodeo Street, Poplarville, MS

www.facebook.com/PearlRiverCountyFairRodeo/

 

Looking ahead to some special dates…

 

Saturday, September 16:  New chapter of Southern Christian Writers Guild meets at Christian Fellowship Church, Marrero, LA (www.scwguild.com)

Saturday, September 30: Picayune Writers Group Free Writers Symposium, Picayune, MS (www.facebook.com/pwg.pwg.7)

Saturday, October 7: October Festival at Country Girl’s Creamery, Lumberton, MS (www.countrygirlscreamery.com/)

Saturday, October 14: A Bridge to Publication Conference, Lake Charles, LA (bayouwritersgroup.com/a-bridge-to-publication-2017/)

Saturday, October 14: Indie Author Day, Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library, Picayune, MS

Saturday, October 28: Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA (louisianabookfestival.org/)

Saturday, October 28: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home, Poplarville, MS (www.facebook.com/Pearl-River-County-Hospital-Nursing-Home-111572412216422/)

Saturday, October 28: Jake Moeller Memorial Shallow Creek Homecoming, Picayune, MS (www.facebook.com/Shallow-Creek-312165628886442/)

Saturday, November 4: Livingston Parish Book Festival, Livingston, LA (http://www.mylpl.info/)

Saturday, November 4-Sunday, November 5: Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX (www.texasbookfestival.org/2017-texas-book-festival-dates/)

Saturday, November 11: “Bringing Nature to Life in Your Writing” workshop, Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, MS (www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu/)

Saturday, November 18: Piney Woods Festival, Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, MS (crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu/)

Saturday, November 18: TELL-abration, Poplarville Storytellers Guild, Poplarville First United Methodist Church, Poplarville, MS (www.facebook.com/PoplarvilleStorytellers/)

 

May 2017 Events

posted May 16, 2017, 1:10 PM by Mary Beth Magee

Tuesday, May 2

Poplarville Storytellers Guild

6:30-8 p.m.

Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church

708 Julia Street, Poplarville, MS

Visitors welcome as the members of the Poplarville Storytellers Guild share tall tales and reminiscences. Bring your own stories to share, if you have them, or listen to ours. Have some snacks with us and enjoy a family friendly evening.

Thursday, May 4 and 18

Poplarville Farmers Market

3-6 p.m.

Poplarville Green Space

North Main Street and Martin Luther King Drive, Poplarville, MS

Members of the Picayune Writers Group will offer their books on the first and third Thursday of the month as part of the Poplarville Farmers Market.

Saturday, May 6 and 20

Picayune Farmers Market

8-11 a.m.

Goodyear Baptist Church, 2710 Highway 43 South, Picayune, MS

Members of the Picayune Writers Group will offer their books on the first and third Saturday of the month as part of the Picayune Farmers Market.

Tuesday, May 9, 16, 23 and 30

Picayune Writers Group

6-7 p.m.

Community Room of Bank Plus, 115 Williams Avenue, Picayune, MS

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21

Southern GeekFest 2.0, Hattiesburg, MS

Although I can’t make it to this fun scifi/fantasy event this year, you’ll have a great time if you’re a fan of the genres.

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