October 31, 2016
… and starting the first chapter of Festival 2017!
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:
Mary Kay Carson
Tara Calahan King
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.
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October 23, 2016
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!!
September 3, 2016
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 …
August 24, 2016
Walking into a local store last week, I was startled by the abundance of brown 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.