Holiday Open House

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You are invited to the

WordWrites Guild Holiday Open House 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

6:30pm – 7:30pm

at the

North Dearborn Public Library




There will be seasonal music,

good conversation, and

light refreshments.

Feel free to bring

a favorite appetizer or

dessert to share.


We hope to see you there!

Closing the Book on Writers’ Festival 2016 …

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… and starting the first chapter of Festival writing-hand-14434507636ri2017!

WordWrites Guild would like to thank the Lawrenceburg Public Library, the Friends of the Library, and each of you whom visited our inaugural Writers’ Festival. WordWrites Guild was happy to make a donation to the Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library District based upon the evening’s total book sales to further support all the many ways this wonderful library positively impacts the community.

We are especially indebted to the following authors, photographers and illustrators whom so graciously participated in this effort. We invite everyone to learn more about their work:

Devon Loos

Fiona Young-Brown

Mary Kay Carson

Tom Uhlman

Dave Neuendorf

Susan Troutt

Dan Adriacco

Linda Gondosch

Jeffery Ebbeler

Jerry Harwood

Tara Calahan King

Judy Kuhn

Matt Decker

WordWrites Guild is already hard at work on our 2017 Festival. As we plan our calendar; fine-tune next year’s Festival; develop special events, community outreach, and guest author programs, we welcome new members’ ideas and suggestions.

Join the fun and get involved at our next meeting on November 10th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at the North Dearborn Library at Dole and North Dearborn Roads.

If you are a published author and/or artist and would like to learn about our Conversations with Authors series, writing contests, creative challenges, as well as future festivals, please contact us for more information. Please note that we are currently accepting requests for inclusion in Festival 2017.

And please mark your calendars for December 8th – our annual Holiday Open House.

Ewbank Room

Lawrenceburg Public Library


Connect. Converse. Celebrate. 



You’re Invited to the First Annual Writers’ Festival

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At last — the first annual

WordWrites Guild Writers’ Festival

is slated to take place on

Thursday, October 27

in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

and YOU are invited!


This special event is free and open to anyone interested in writing, reading, the Arts, publishing, and even those folks interested in getting an early start on holiday gift giving.

Regional writers, illustrators and photographers will answer your questions, share their insights and happily autograph books for you – or for your favorite book lover.


Throughout the evening, the public can take part in a scavenger hunt for prizes, contribute a line or two to a Community Build-A-Book, enjoy light refreshments, and so much more.

There is no need to R.S.V.P. – simply gather your friends and join members of the WordWrites Guild in celebrating our 5th anniversary with wonderful writers, photographers, and illustrators. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to talk with your favorite authors, discover new books, win prizes, play games and enjoy refreshments.

We’re looking forward to seeing you

this Thursday night!!


A New Season and A New Schedule


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Autumn,  1893    Artist: Harry Siddons Mowbray, American, born Egypt, 1858 – 1928


Change is in the air. We wrap it around our bare shoulders on chilly evenings, and we taste it when we bite into hard, cold, just-picked apples. We smell it in smoke-infused breezes and we see it along woodland paths of rust and gold.

This season of change is a fitting time for the WordWrites Guild to announce a new schedule and an invigorating event. As you may already know, tomorrow’s meeting marks the beginning of the new WWG meeting schedule:

Every SECOND Thursday of the month,

we will meet at North Dearborn Branch Library


Every FOURTH Thursday of the month,

we will meet at the Lawrenceburg Public Library


Our meeting times remain the same – from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and the premise of the group is unchanged; that is, to offer encouragement, support, and respectful critique to every writer who joins our friendly group to share a love of writing with fellow word-wranglers.

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In keeping with our open-door approach to membership and our commitment to the community, WordWrites Guild is hosting the first annual Writers’ Festival on Thursday, October 27th in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

This free event is open to the public from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, and offers everyone an opportunity to meet a variety of writers, illustrators, and more. Along with refreshments, there will be a Book Title Scavenger Hunt, a Community Build-a-Book, and terrific door prizes (including a special prize for anyone bringing in our display ad from the Beacon newspaper).

If you, or someone you know, would like to reserve a space (completely free of any fees or charges) to showcase and sell your published books, or if you might like to volunteer for the evening, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Please be sure to join us for this inaugural event, and feel free to bring family and friends – it is only with your attendance that the evening will be a success. Thank you for your interest, your support and your enthusiasm.

Writing Prompt for September 15

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What to believe …

Who to betray …

When to run …

Test your creative prowess by using the above prompt suggested by WWG member Susan T.  to create  a 500 word or less thriller, memoir, essay, song, poem, etc.

Then, gather up your masterpiece and join us at the next WordWrites Guild meeting on Thursday, September 15th, at 6:00pm in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library to unveil your creation.

We await each literary outcome with baited breath …

A New Month, A New Prompt

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Walking into a local store last week, I was startled by the abundance of 0b7d69de-0639-448e-91c2-60623fb04db9_0076brown turkey paper streamers,and pumpkin shaped soup tureens. In spite of the 90* outside,  walking through the autumn-themed aisles, it felt as though summer had slipped away even before the swimming polls had closed and the leaves had begun to fall.

The end of summer and loss of those activities and colors associated with it loosely tie in with our current prompt:


In 600 words or less, write about an individual or situation or entity losing a certain talent, dream or skill through no fault of their own. For example, how would the story of an Olympic sprinter change if he/she were blinded, permanently or even temporarily? What would happen to world economies if chocolatiers suffered mass amnesia and could not remember how to successfully transform raw cacao seeds into the chocolate we know today?

The possibilities are vast since so much of life has to do with gains and losses, beginnings and endings. Of course every writer of every genre is invited to participate. It will be fun to read poetry, an essay, one’s memoir, or even one-act plays based upon this idea of having and then being without.


Please join us on Thursday, September 1st at the North Dearborn Branch Library at 6:00pm. We are looking forward to sharing our work, critiquing submissions, and talking about future events that evening.

Happy Writing!


Corrected Date

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pen-1232352_1280Please note that the WordWrites Guild

will meet this Thursday, August 18.


We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion the previous post and earlier emails might have caused, and look forward to seeing everyone at the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 6:00pm.



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