In 500 Words or Less …

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… write a short-short story, create a poem, come up with a limerick – whatever you’d prefer – using the following prompt as inspiration:

 

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Then plan to join the WordWrites Guild at the North Dearborn Public Library at 6:00pm tomorrow, June 8th to read your work of literary genius while enjoying the company of fellow wordies.

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Sharpen the Pencil, Smooth the Paper

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You are more than welcome to share your talents, questions, works-in-progress, or simply a love of words with fellow wordsmiths at this week’s WordWrites Guild meeting at 6:00pm at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. We will be reading our literary homework based upon the following assignment:

  • a former child star
  • the last day of school

You might be surprised, entertained; even moved, by the varied and personal writing that has been inspired by one set of prompts. It’s like recess for words!

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The Carter Family Knew …

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… to always stay on the sunny side of life. Well, that has been easy for most of us as any lingering rchild-830988_1920ain and gloom have given way to sunshine at long last!

This is a perfect time of the year to sit on the beach, find a quiet spot under the night sky, or simply open the window near your desk and have fun with your imagination.

 

The following writing prompts might be good starting points, and 500 or 200 or less than 100 words might be just enough to tell your own story about:

  • a former child star
  • the last day of school

Bring your lyrics, poem, essay – anything you might like – to the next WordWrites Guild meeting on May 25th, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library at 6:00pm.  It’s a great place to share your creativity!

 

This is THE Thursday …

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… to meet at the North Dearborn Branch Library at 6:00pm for the always friendly, often entertaining, and consistently interesting … WordWrites Guild meeting!

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We will share our eclectic, profound, silly, or lyrical creations crafted from the following words:

Circumlocution

Lavish

Placid

Euphony

Baffled

Protuberance

There will be quite a lot to read, share and enjoy – so walk right in, grab a chair and be a part of a growing and welcoming group of wordies!

 

Fun With Words!

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We welcome May with quite an interesting assortment of words with which to create, compose, and craft. These disparate choices were made by blindly reagirls-1149935_1920ching into that shimmering universe of language – a vintage box of vocabulary cards! Oh, the joy of discovering an antediluvian word – just waiting to be released from the dust and silence of disuse.

Circumlocution

Lavish

Placid

Euphony

Baffled

Protuberance

As always, the word limit is 500 – and you can use your imagination as far as content, genre, etc. Of course you are welcome to play along at home, although you might have a better time joining your fellow word-geeks at the next WordWrites Guild meeting on Thursday, May 11 at the North Dearborn Library from 6:00-8:00. We are always happy to see new faces, to hear new voices – and to learn new things!

 

 

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.

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