Writers Bloom Where They are …

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… Well Tended, Usually

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One of the best ways to nurture your craft, quench your creative thirst, and reach toward the sky is within a growing community of caring, respectful, encouraging, and cheerful wordies! Join in the conversation, laughter and planting of ideas at this week’s WordWrites Guild meeting at 6:00pm in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

Consider sharing your current project, and/or your take on this week’s 500 word or less prompt:

a can of Easy Cheese
the way she made tea
to be the great seducer

We always look forward to seeing sunny faces; hearing fresh voices, so please stop by or contact us via social media, email, text or voice message – or by leaving a comment below. In the meantime, we encourage you to carry a poem in your pocket to celebrate National Poetry Month – here’s a seasonal favorite you might enjoy:

 

The Peddler of Flowers
Amy Lowell, 1874 – 1925

I came from the country
With flowers,
Larkspur and roses,
Fretted lilies
In their leaves,
And long, cool lavender.

I carried them
From house to house,
And cried them
Down hot streets.
The sun fell
Upon my flowers,
And the dust of the streets
Blew over my basket.

That night
I slept upon the open seats
Of a circus,
Where all day long
People had watched
The antics
Of a painted clown.

Location Correction

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For those of you who are scratching your heads, perusing multiple maps, compasses and train timetables – wondering where, exactly, WordWrites Guild is planning to meet this week – well, the search is over with this corrected and apologgirl-1828079_1920etic update.

Everyone is invited to join WordWrites Guild at the Lawrenceburg Public Library this Thursday, April 27th from 6:PM-8:00PM.

WordWrites Guild is relieved, happy and definitely glad to report that we have returned to our normal schedule:

Every Second Thursday – North Dearborn Branch Library

Every Fourth Thursday – Lawrenceburg Public Library

We always meet from 6:00PM and always welcome new writers to join the discussion, the writing exercizes – the company of other writers.

From time to time we will meet at a local restaurant or coffee shop, but those events will be clearly posted on this site. If you have any suggestions, we’re always glad to hear from you.

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Thank you for your support and interest.

We’re looking forward to sharing writing, ideas and challenges on

Thursday, April 27th in Lawrenceburg.

On the Brink of May Flowers

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It’s almost here – the annual transformation of April showers into May flowers. On April 27th, you are invited to join WordWrites Guild for a stroll through the garden of language, into the arbor of prose, while listening to the fountain of dialogue – all at the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

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This meeting’s prompt asks what can you come up with that includes all of the following – using no more than 500 words?

A can of Easy Cheese
The way she made tea
To be the great seducer

 

And there you have it – perhaps not the tranquil path, or the floral bouquet of words you might have anticipated, but an interesting prompt – and one that engourages the ideas in your head to grow like weeds!

Enjoy the view …

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Springing Into Words

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What better way to shake off the chill of April showers than to stop by for some fresh ideas and warm conversation at tonight’s WordWrites Guild meeting? We’ll be gathering at the North Dearborn Library at 6:00pm and would love to see you!

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The prompt for tonight’s 500 word writing exercise allows each writer to choose at least four – but you are welcome to use all – of the words listed below. Have fun!

Scale

Sheep

Clock

Beetle

Earth

Bridge

Parachute

Pyramid

Shooting Star

With Pen in Hand …

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… anything is possible!

Completing that memoir, pitching your book, fine-tuning that poem … it’s so much easier – and way more fun – when shared with encouraging, respectful and friendly wordsmiths just like you.
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So often we hear from terrific writers who want to learn more about WordWrites Guild, but who wonder the same thing, ‘I don’t know if I’m really a ‘writer’; if my writing is good enough; if I’m ready to share this with anyone’.
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And we at WWG say the same thing – just stop by; hang out with fellow writers who struggle, who sometimes write badly, sometimes better and once in a while – wow! We are all working on the craft, we each try to put onto paper the things that have meaning to us – whether that is a memory or a dream.
No matter where you are on your writing path, you are welcome at any WWG meeting. There are no dues, no criteria to meet – and no pressure to share your work. The art and business of writing is as varied as the people who have that need for and love of words.
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Your voice will be a great addition to the community that is WordWrites Guild.
MARCH 23rdLawrenceburg Public Library Prompt: 500 words, Suspense – Whatever that brings to mind, however you are inspired to work with/interpret that idea, word, genre
APRIL 6thNorth Dearborn Library Prompt: 500 words, Choose at least four – but you are welcome to use all – of the words listed below:
Scale
Sheep
Clock
Beetle
Earth
Bridge
Parachute
Pyramid
Shooting Star
APRIL 27thLawrenceburg Public Library Prompt: 500 words, what can you come up with that includes all of the following?
can of Easy Cheese
the way she made tea
to be the great seducer
MAY 11thNorth Dearborn Public Library Prompt: To be determined by the group
MAY 25th Lawrenceburg Public Library Prompt: to be determined by the group
Please stay tuned for information about the Indiana Poet Laureate – Shari Wagner.
She will be visiting Southeastern Indiana later this year, so you may want to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about her work.

Meeting Reminder

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In just a few hours, you can be talking ‘shop’ with fellow word-mongers at the North Dearborn Public Library. Tonight at 6:00pm, a friendly, creative, cheerful group of writers will meet to share work, discuss challenges and celebrate successes both big and small.

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You are invited to join this casual community of writers – your voice, ideas and talent will be warmly welcomed.

 

 

Please mark your calendars with the following WordWrites Guild meetings:

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March 2nd – North Dearborn Library

March 23rd – Lawrenceburg Public Library

April 6th – North Dearborn Library

April 27th – Lawrenceburg Public Library

We meet from 6-8:00pm on two Thursdays each month, and always welcome drop-in visitors and new members.

We look forward to seeing you tonight!

 

March Meets Mystery

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In 500 words or less, write a suspense story that will take your readers to places they’ve never been, see things they’ve never seen, and keep them on the edge of their seats – because with only 500 words, they won’t have any pages to keep turning!

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We’re anxious to hear your suspenseful stories and read your mysterious manuscripts on Thursday, March 23rd at the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 6:00PM. Always free, always welcoming, and always creative.

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