Meeting Reminder

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It’s time to sharpen your pencils, gather your masterpieces, and join fellow wordsmiths at this week’s gathering of writers at the Lawrenceburg Public Library at  6:00PM in the Ewbank Room.

The current writing prompt is:

The entrance to the tunnel was his only way out.

Although the final count is limited to 500 words, what you do with those words is of course entirely up to you. It’s always exciting to hear different interpretations, to discover a fresh twist on each new prompt. And as always, membership is free; the setting casual and friendly.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on…

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Prompts and Dates and Poetry

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Hello Fair Reader!

Are you taking full advantage of rainy days and chilly nights to light the lamp, dip the quill and escape into a world of delight, horror or adventure?

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To help you on your literary way, WordWrites Guild offers this intriguing writing prompt:

The entrance to the tunnel was his only way out.

If you will be sharing your masterpiece at the next WordWrites Guild meeting, the total count is limited to 500 words – including the prompt.

 

And speaking of the next WordWrites Guild (WWG) meeting, please make a note of the following updated information for the February, March and April meetings:

 

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February 2nd – North Dearborn Branch Library

February 9th – NO Meeting Tonight

February 23rd – Lawrenceburg Main Library

March 2nd – North Dearborn Branch Library

March 9th – NO Meeting Tonight

March 23rd – Lawrenceburg Main Library

April 6th – North Dearborn Branch Library

April 13th – NO Meeting Tonight

April 27th – Lawrenceburg Main Library

 

All meetings will begin at 6:00pm, and end at 8:00pm.

All writers are welcome to join the discussion, share their work,

or just stop by to meet fellow word-geeks.

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It is that time of year again – well, almost! April 2017 is National Poetry Month. Be sure to check with your local library, school, favorite bookstore – and of course, WordWrites Guild – to stay informed about local, regional and national poetry events. To learn more, request a poster, and to find a poem to carry in your pocket, please visit:

https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home

 

 

 

Welcome to 2017!

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Will this be The Year?

The year you attend your first writers’ conference?

The year you complete that novel? Screenplay? Epic poem?

The year you join WordWrites Guild and connect with fellow writers?

This could be the year …

It’s as easy as sending an email, making a call,

coming to a meeting. 

 

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You’ll be warmly welcomed and just think – it’s such an easy way to check another resolution off your list!

 

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

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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

 

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There will be seasonal music,

good conversation, and

light refreshments.

Feel free to bring

a favorite appetizer or

dessert to share.

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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

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13832684.Devon_Loos

Fiona Young-Brown

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1856055.Fiona_Young_Brown?from_search=true

Mary Kay Carson

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/76469.Mary_Kay_Carson?from_search=true

Tom Uhlman

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4017317.Tom_Uhlman?from_search=true

Dave Neuendorf

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14959423.Dave_Neuendorf?from_search=true

Susan Troutt

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/534602.Susan_Troutt?from_search=true

Dan Adriacco

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1988036.Dan_Andriacco

Linda Gondosch

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/797660.Linda_Gondosch?from_search=true

Jeffery Ebbeler

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1751985.Jeffrey_Ebbeler?from_search=true

Jerry Harwood

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4221815.Jerry_Harwood

Tara Calahan King

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3184448.Tara_Calahan_King

Judy Kuhn

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5302588.Judith_Kuhn?from_search=true

Matt Decker

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23630628-cataphract

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

6:00-7:30pm

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.

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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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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.

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