Big Changes Are Underway —

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Although we hope to enjoy at least a few more weeks of warm weather, WordWrites Guild is looking forward to a productive autumn and an exciting winter. In addition to taking advantage of regular writing prompts, WWG members are in the process of critiquing Susan T.’s newest project, and are currently updating the group’s 2018 calendar that is posted below.

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Every writer is invited to join this friendly group to talk about the craft of writing, the challenges of creating, and the thrill of language. No matter if you are new to writing or a seasoned author, you are welcome to stop by and connect with fellow wordsmiths.

The writer-focused meetings begin at 6:00PM and wrap up by 8:00PM. There is never a charge, and all you need to bring is yourself, your work, and your curiosity. There is no pressure to share your writing projects with the group, but you are encouraged to participate in discussions, critiques, and monthly writing exercises.

Please take a moment to subscribe to this site and/or sign up for email alerts. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information by email, text, and/or voice message.  We appreciate your interest and are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Please note the upcoming dates and locations listed below.

 

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Updated Schedule

October 12 – North Dearborn Public Library

October 26 – Lawrenceburg Public Library

November 9 – North Dearborn Public Library

November 23 – Happy Thanksgiving!

December 14 – Annual Open House at Lawrenceburg – Bring a friend!

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2018 Start of NEW Schedule

Every second Thursday at the Lawrenceburg Public Library (LPL)

To start off the New Year, the January 11th meeting will be held from 6-8pm in the private party room at Maverick’s on US50 in Greendale/Lawrenceburg

February 8 – Depot Room, LPL

March 8 – Depot Room, LPL

April 12

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13 – Annual Open House!

 

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When, Where, What, Who, Why

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Please mark your calendar with NEW meeting dates for February, March, and April.

(We will return to our regular schedule in May.)

This week’s writing prompt is posted below this UPDATED information.

February

FIRST Thursday February 2nd  North Dearborn Branch Library

FOURTH  Thursday February 23rd  Lawrenceburg Public Library

March

FIRST Thursday March 2nd  North Dearborn Branch Library

FOURTH Thursday March 23rd  Lawrenceburg Public Library

April

FIRST Thursday April 6th North Dearborn Branch Library

FOURTH Thursday April 27th  Lawrenceburg Public Library

 

 

And now for the latest

writing prompt!

In 500 words or less, craft an essay, vignette, poem, song, rhyme or whatever you prefer using the following words:

 

Innovation

Garbled

Recreant

Cryptic

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WordWrites Guild encourages every writer to find their own voice, to explore familiar and new genres, and to join this community of supportive, inclusive, respectful and honest writers. There are no membership fees or other costs required for participation.

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

 

 

 

Fanfare, Flags and Fireworks!

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In just a few days, the skies will be ablaze

with shimmering red, white and blue as

America celebrates another birthday.

 

The WordWrites Guild will not meet on July 3rd

 

in order to have ample time to pack a picnic,

unfurl the beach towels and

sing along with the fife and drum!

 

Please note that

WordWrites Guild will meet again on

JULY 17th at the Lawrenceburg Public Library

6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

We will critique any submissions received through

July 10th at that time.

 

Have a water-safe, fireworks-savvy, and

Wonderful Fourth of July!

 

WWG Relocates

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Beginning January 3, 2013, WordWrites Guild has a new home, two new homes actually. 

On January 3rd, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, we will be meeting in Dunevant #1 at the North Dearborn Branch Library.

Beginning January 17, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, we will be meeting in the Ewbank #2 at the main Lawrenceburg Public library.

At both locations, we will officially begin a 6:00 PM since the libraries close earlier (8:00) than Ivy Tech.  If 6:00 is too early for you, come when you can.  We’ll stay until we run out of things to do or talk about, or until they throw us out.

Autumn Schedule

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We at the WordWrites Guild warmly thank Northern Kentucky novelist Rick Robinson for presenting a thoroughly enjoyable program on August 15. Everyone in attendance learned about pacing one’s story, the many publishing options available today, the importance of building plot in such a way as to challenge fictional characters while staying true to their own morals and personalities, and so much more.

The WordWrites Guild is indebted to the Lawrenceburg Public Library for working with us in hosting this award-winning author. We look forward to future collaborations with this professional and enthusiastic organization.

As always, we welcome all writers to join us as we resume our normal meeting schedule on September 6th. We will meet at 6:30pm in room 238 at Ivy Tech, Lakefront Campus, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. There are no fees and we invite fellow word-geeks to attend meetings as their schedules allow.

If you have a work that you would like critiqued at the September 6 meeting, attach it (RTF prefered) to an email to WordWritesGuild@gmail.com by midnight August 30.  See the Guidelines tab for more information.

Upcoming Changes

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As we approach our six month anniversary, it is time to look forward to 2012.  Next year, we are planning to move from our once per month schedule on the third Thursday of each month to first and third Thursdays.  This will offer opportunities to critique more work from our authors, and to explore more discussion topics.

We will continue the once a month schedule through December (12/15/2011), and begin the new schedule on January 5, 2012 with a submission deadline of 12/30.

This change of schedule gives us an opportuinty to also discuss other aspects of our group.

  • Should we change our venue?
    • Alternating locations, e.g. North Dearborn and Lawrenceburg,  North Dearborn and Hidden Valley, etc?
    • Something totally different, e.g. a restaurant ?
  • Should we change the meeting times?
  • Suggest special discussion or presentation topics, e.g. dialog tags.
  • Suggest guest speakers.

Please offer your suggestions as a comment to this post.  We can continue the discussion at our December 15 meeting.  But we need to finalize any venue changes at that meeting so we can distribute new posters during the last half of the month.

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