Upcoming Meetings in 2019
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
Except-- 3rd Thursday in November
No meeting in December
Rose Park Senior Center
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605
Come join us as our members share readings of their own work.
June 27, 2019- Open Mic Night
Scott Francis Davis hails from Neptune Township, NJ. Scott attended Brookdale College, majoring in Political Science. After his first year, Scott enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served in a myriad of capacities; Security Forces, recruiting, and as a liaison to the State Department, HQ USCENTCOM, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Air Attaches office and several joint service commands. Scott is a veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, to name just a few. He also served as a Technical Communications Instructor at the Professional Military Education Center at Dyess Air Force Base. Scott retired from active military service in December of 2011.
During his military career, Scott received thirty-seven national and command-level awards, including the coveted Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Award, which recognized him as one of the top twenty-four enlisted personnel in the United States Air Force. He was also selected as the Air Combat Command Security Forces Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in 2005 for his leading combat patrols throughout Baghdad, Iraq, the incident-free escorting of over 650 distinguished visitors and 6,500 insurgent detainees throughout Iraq and the capture of 82 rocket propelled grenades and seven insurgents while performing duties as the Security Forces Patrol Master.
Scott has earned several undergraduate degrees; in history, criminal justice and human relations. He later added a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology. Scott completed his postgraduate studies in history at the prestigious University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a Daniella Sciama Scholar. He is currently completing his doctoral research in the areas of intelligence and espionage.
Scott has been recognized as a Harry S. Truman National Scholar and has been inducted into the Golden Key International, the Alpha Sigma Lambda and the Delta Alpha Pi Honors Societies, to name a few. He is also a lifetime member of the National Forensics League and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Robert D. Molay Chapter of the Free and Accepted Masons.
Scott and his wife Rebecca own a small ranch in Sweetwater, Texas. They have three children and six grandchildren. Scott is a devout Christian and cancer survivor. He has often been called upon to speak to Christian organizations regarding his faith and resolve.
July 25, 2019- Scott Davis- Fallacies and Rhetoric in Writing
May 23, 2019- Sherrinda Ketchersid
The Abilene Writers Guild celebrated it's 49th birthday at our May 2018 meeting. If you would like to recommend someone as a speaker, let us hear from you. Contact Program Chair Kay Talley at firstname.lastname@example.org, with suggestions.
Remember, we work on a limited budget! Our speakers receive a small honorarium and a one-year membership. We also have a specific meeting date and time for which speakers must be available.
Kay would also like to hear from you if you would be interested in presenting a program, or if you have a writing-related subject or question that might turn into a good program!
Objectives: To study methods of writing and research,
To develop our talents as writers,
To promote interest in writing, and
To encourage our fellow writers at all times
Sherrinda Ketchersid is a lover of stories with happily-ever-after endings. Whether set in the past or present, romance is what she writes and where her dreams reside.
Sherrinda lives in north-central Texas with her preacher husband. With four grown children out of the house, she has more time and energy to spin tales of faith, fun, and forever love.
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