Village Writers' Club

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Suzanne Sweeten to Present at January 23rd VWC Meeting

Suzanne Parker Sweeten moved to Hot Springs Village from Little Rock in 2010 with her husband, Bob. After spending 35 years working within the medical field, Sweeten longed to drink coffee, enjoy her two schnauzers, and bask in the beauty of her Hot Springs Village community.

A million cups of coffee later, she accepted a position working on the Hot Springs Village Voice as a part-time reporter. Two years ago she began writing The Sweet Life, a column of everyday musings about family, friends and neighbors.

Sweeten is a native Arkansan, reared in Hot Spring County, and she attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. She is the mother of three and grandmother of four, and her family is prominently featured in her columns.

“I’m a proud Arkansan, and Southerners are born storytellers. I want my readers to know me by my work and want them to see the people I love most, through my eyes. There’s nothing better than having someone say, ‘Your column’s the first thing I look for in the paper.’ I love it.”

RE/MAX OF HSV Ambassador Program
Call for Poetry Submissions

RE/MAX of HSV is creating videos promoting Hot Springs Village. They would like to include a short poem in each video and want to involve Village Writers’ Club poets. This project is part of a new RE/MAX of HSV Ambassador Program.
Selected poems will be published in the video with credit to the poet, and that poet will be able to share this on his/her website and social media. What a fantastic opportunity for our poets!
Deadlines for short poem entries are:
  • How Great It Is To Live in Hot Springs Village - deadline July 15
  • Fall Beauty in Hot Springs Village - deadline August 15
  • Golfing & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline January 15, 2017
  • Trails & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline February 15, 2017
  • Lakes & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline March 15, 2017
  • Club Sports – Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball etc. - deadline April 15, 2017
  • Possibly one about the Ouachita Mountain Region - deadline May 15, 2017
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Moran at 501-226-9197 or Dannet Botkin at 501-209-2806.
Let’s get writing!