Sept. 23, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 38


In this Issue…

News and Announcements
Legislative Update
BCMS New Member Welcome Mixer
BCMS Writers’ Workshop
More Upcoming Events
Wanted: HHS Faculty

BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Thornton, Beichlin, Reynolds & Guerra
Veer Space

Legislative Update

Pete Flores becomes the new Senator-elect for Senate District 19

The special election for Senate District 19 took place on Sept. 18 and the new Senator who will represent the people of this district is retired game warden, Pete Flores. This was a historical election in that Senator-elect Flores won a seat held by Democrats for the last 139 years. His Democratic opponent was former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego. In addition, Senator-elect Flores will become the first Hispanic Republican Senator in the Texas Senate. I stopped by the campaign watch party to congratulate Mr. Flores on behalf of BCMS.

For local discussion on this and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer at

BCMS New Member Welcome Mixer



BCMS Writers’ Workshop

2nd Annual BCMS Writers’ Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
BCMS Building, 2nd Floor, 4334 N. Loop 1604 W.

Call 210-582-6399 for information and to register.

Course Description

Found Objects: A Microprose Workshop

Life is full of objects, full of people, full of things to do, full of things that are lost and things that are found. In this generative workshop for busy people, participants will explore the idea of misplaced or recovered things; examine how to shape an effective prose piece, regardless of length; and learn how to write in small, complete bursts. Participants will leave with several short pieces and a deeper understanding of microprose.


The Teachers

Jessica Wright: 

Jessica Wright is an Assistant Professor of Classics and Medical Humanities at UTSA. She hails originally from England, but she lived in Los Angeles, New Jersey, and China before arriving in San Antonio. Her poetry has been published in anthologies such as Circe's Lament, in online journals such as Lines + Stars and Alliterati, on broadsides, and her non-fiction has appeared in Eidolon and Cloelia. She has taught writing in colleges and in prisons. Her day job is as historian of the brain.


Patrick Stockwell: 

Stockwell is a native of Houston, Texas and holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from New Mexico State University where he served as an assistant editor for Puerto del Sol and a coordinator with La Sociedad para Las Artes and the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He is the co-founder of the Lone Star Salon reading series, The Short Fiction Soundtrack literary performance series, and has worked to organize other events for Southern New Mexico and Southeast Texas arts communities. As an undergraduate at the University of Houston, he served as editor for Glass Mountain and helped to establish Boldface, an annual conference for emerging writers.

More Upcoming Events

Wanted: HHS Faculty

Click here for more info.

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to Welcome a
New Gold Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program.

Please support this sponsor with your patronage.

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to Welcome a
New Gold Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program.

Please support this sponsor with your patronage.



Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow

BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members.


The society continues its pledge to you and only will involve itself in

services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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