Unless otherwise noted on the schedule below, we meet the fourth Saturday of each month at 12 p.m. at the The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, 2301 1st Avenue North, Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35203. Parking is free on streets on the weekends.

  • 12:00-12:30. Lunch and business meeting. Bring your own lunch!
  • 12:45-1:00. Q & A. A reading or question-and-answer session with a published author, or a question-and-answer session with a professional from an industry of interest for our writing.
  • 1:00-3:00. Program.

Visitors are welcome! Visitors must be 18 or older. You may attend two general meetings in a 12-month period without joining. Visitors who wish to attend more often must join Romance Writers of America and Southern Magic.

Meetings are subject to change, so check back here before you come!







January 28

Great Beginnings Working Session to be presented by Carla Swafford
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama



Carla loves romance novels, action/adventure movies, and men, and her books reflect that. Plus she's a rare creature in the Deep South, she loves hockey. Carla's married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.









February 25

Flashpoint: How to Write Award-winning Flash Fiction (Hands-on) by Aidee Ladnier
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama



Join Southern Magic for a hands-on, flash fiction writing, mini-workshop. You'll learn the difference between flash fiction and snippets, scenes and vignettes. You'll get to brainstorm a flash fiction piece that you can give to readers, submit to online magazines or enter into prestigious contests like the Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition (which Aidee knows about first-hand!).

Aidee Ladnier is an award-winning author of speculative fiction and loves it when people look at her shorts. ;)









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