October 5 – Member’s Reading, come with your best 5 minutes of original poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Lesson with Cliff Seiber – a review of Stephen King’s “On Writing”
November 2 – Speaker Bobby Dower, a managing editor at the Am. Press, presentation on his writing and his new adventure as a personal historian.
Bobby Dower has served as managing editor of the American Press since 1996. He served as the newspaper’s news editor from 1991 and as sport editor from 1976. He has worked at the newspaper since 1971.
He is past president of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and a current member of the LSWA’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He is also a former past president of the Ad and Press Club of Southwest Louisiana.
He is a graduate of Lake Charles High School and McNeese State University.
He is founder and president of My Life My Words, a company dedicated to helping individuals, families and organizations preserve their history.
He and his wife, Ann Tobola, live in Crowley, along with their cat, Crawford.