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
LuCresia Fields is a veteran wife, mother of 3 beautiful children, author, PhD Health Psychology student at North Central University, and owner of One More WREP. LuCresia was born in Pensacola, Fl, but spend most of her years between Louisiana and Texas. After spending 4 years in the military from 2010-2014, she decided it was time to support her family from home as she also worked toward her own goals and passions. She published her first book of her Grace Revealed series, Find Her: Releasing Insecurity & Embracing Identity, in September 2018 and established One More WREP in the same month.
One More WREP focuses on encouraging women to find their identity and wholeness spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. She also has a One More WREP podcast which is available on Spotify, iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Google Play Podcasts, Podbean, and Amazon Music, and she also hosts monthly One More WREP classes that incorporate a 45-minute bible study followed by a 45-minute workout.
In her spare time, she is either playing with her children, at the gym or taking good old-fashioned naps that seem to be rare since 3 little people soak up her day! Love, transparency, resiliency, and tenacity are the principles that her life is built upon, and she intends to continue living out her passions with these at the forefront of her heart, mind, and spirit.
December 2018- No Meeting
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
John W. Smith, renowned evangelist/teacher/storyteller, lives with his wife, Fran, in Shallowater, TX. He enjoys the blessings of his three children, their spouses, and his seven grandchildren.
Mr. Smith attended Freed-Hardeman College, Michigan Christian College, Abilene Christian University, University of Michigan, Wichita State University, Northern Arizona University, and Lubbock Christian University receiving a B.A. in English; M.A. Educ. Admin.; M. A. in English; and M.S. in Bible. He has taught 11 years in Junior and Senior High School and 12 in University, teaching English, Sociology, Psychology, History and Drama as well as directing the school choir.
John has written 17 books, selling approximately 1,450,000 copies. John is known as a thought provoking, challenging, convicting, uplifting and sometimes humorous speaker who tells stories of life and home. He has received honors in the field of intercollegiate debate, original oratory, poetry reading and extemporaneous speaking.
He speaks at athletic, educational, and fund-raising events as well as graduations. He is kept busy speaking at hundreds of places doing week-end seminars, family camps, men’s retreats and university lectureships.
He jogs, hikes, plays golf and tennis regularly; and enjoys hunting and fishing when he has the chance.
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 email@example.com, 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!
Upcoming Meetings in 2019
January 24, 2019 - Passion to Promote - LuCresia Fields
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
March 28, 2019- John W. Smith
With over 15 years of creating media message, strategic branding and clear communications experience, Joey Roberts strives to help people focus on creative excellence. From public relations and advertising to graphic design and website, Joey has spent his professional career helping people and companies communicate their mission and strategies.
Joey serves as the director of communications and administration at Herald of Truth where he oversees the public relations, publications, website, video productions, administration and more. Prior to his current position, Joey served six and a half years as the communications minister at University Church of Christ in Abilene.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public relations/advertising and a minor in Bible, Joey spent three years as the sports information director at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. before working as the director of athletics communications for eight years at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He also hold’s a master’s degree in digital media.
Joey lives in Abilene with his wife, Leslye Starnes Roberts, and their two children, Keaton and Kaylye. Joey loves sports, reading, writing, photography, music and spending time with his family.
February 28, 2019- Joey Roberts- When a Message in a Bottle No Longer Works: Communicating With Today's Technology