Lost State Writers Guild


Scheduled Meetings

Lost State writers monthly meetings are on the first Thursday of each month, rotating between the three cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol. All writers and readers are welcome to attend meetings for encouragement, information and fellowship. At most meetings a speaker will share writing expertise or information about their own writing journey.
Kingsport, TN;Golden Corral Restaurant, 11:30amJack White Drive
Johnson City, TNGolden Corral Restaurant, 11:30amBrowns Mill Road
Bristol, VAShoney's Restaurant, 11:30am Exit 5, off I-81

2020 Speaker and Activity Schedule

Date              Place              Speaker              
January 2, 2020Johnson CityMike Samerdyke
February 6 , 2020BristolJennifer Estep
March 5 , 2020KingsportWriting Exercise
April 2, 2020Johnson CityPat Ledford
May 7, 2020BristolSally Boyington
June 4, 2020KingsportBud Hulsey
JulyNo MeetingNo Meeting
August 6, 2020Johnson CityDavid Ramsey
September 3, 2020BristolWriting Exercise
October 8, 2020KingsportJeffrey Stoner
November 5, 2020Johnson CityTBA
December 3, 2020BristolChristmas Wrtg Activity

2019 Speaker and Activity Schedule

Date              Place              Speaker              
January 3, 2019BristolTammy Robinson Smith
February, 7, 2019KingsportWriting Prompts
March, 7, 2019Johnson CityLucetta Slagle,Phyllis Hooper
April 4, 2019BristolGretchen McCroskey
May 2, 2019KingsportCarol, Vicki, Shirley, Children Wtg
June 6, 2019Johnson CityMadge Rohrer
JulyNo MeetingNo Meeting
August 1, 2019BristolTamara Baxter
September 5, 2019KingsportMembers read
October 3, 2019Johnson CityCindy Sproles
November 7, 2019BristolAuthor/books showcase
books pubbed 2017,2018
December 5, 2019KingsportChristmas Wrtg Activity

2018 Speaker and Activity Schedule

Date              Place          Speaker
January 4, 2018KingsportWrtg Exercise
February 1, 2018Johnson CityJerry Stout
March 1, 2018BristolNeva Bryan
April 5, 2018KingsportWillie Dalton
May 3, 2018Johnson CityShuly Cawood
June 7, 2018BristolLinda Dobkins
July, 2018No MeetingNo Meeting
August 2, 2018KingsportWrtg Exercise
September 6, 2018Johnson CityAllen Jackson
October 4, 2018BristolLangley Shazor
November 1, 2018KingsportJules Curry-Coriere
December 6, 2018Johnson CityChristmas Wrtg

2017 Speaker and Activity Schedule

Date              PlaceSpeaker
January 5, 2017Johnson CityMadge Rohrer
February 2, 2017BristolDavid Browning
March 2, 2017KingsportMike Samerdyke
April 6, 2017Johnson CitySteven James
May 4, 2017BristolRufus Skeens
June 1, 2017KingsportCritique Workshop
JulyNo MeetingNo Meeting
August 3, 2017Johnson CityHugh Webb
September 7, 2017BristolRita Quillen
October 5, 2017KingsportJoe Tennis
November 2, 2017Johnson CityTimbs/Manuel
December 7, 2017BristolChristmas Program

2016 Speaker and Activity Schedule

January 7, 2016BristolCarl Clarke
February 4, 2016KingsportJack Beck
March 3, 2016Johnson CityJennifer Bauer
April 7, 2016BristolJoe Tennis
May 5, 2016KingsportAundria Wilcox
June 2, 2016Johnson CityTamara Baxter
JulyNo MeetingNo Meeting
August 4, 2016BristolGary Sizer
September 1, 2016KingsportNeva Bryan
October 6, 2016Johnson CityPatty Nichols
November 3, 2016BristolWendy Welch
December 1, 2016KingsportWriting Ex-Mike S

2015 Speaker and Activity Schedule

January 8, 2015KingsportTom Fugate
February 5, 2015Johnson CitySaundra Kelley
March 5, 2015BristolGayle Trent-canceled
April 2, 2015KingsportJoe Tennis
May 7, 2015Johnson CityJanie Jesse
June 4, 2015BristolGayle Trent
JulyNo MeetingNo Meeting
August 6, 2015KingsportWriting Workshop
September 3, 2015Johnson CityLeon Overbay
October 1, 2015BristolLinda Hoagland
November 5, 2015KingsportChristmas Writing exercise
December 3, 2015Johnson CityLS Authors Present