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WHERE and WHEN will the next WordWrites Guild meeting be held?

In the meeting room at the Harrison Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library on Wednesday, February 28th from 6-8pm.

WHAT is the current writing prompt?

In 500 words or less, use the following words in a story, poem, operetta, or anything else you might care to write:

Factitious – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/factitious

Enhance – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/enhance

Excruciating – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/excruciating

WHO is WordWrites Guild and WHY should I attend a meeting?

WordWrites Guild is a gathering of all kinds of writers. One member is a published author of children’s books, another contributes to equestrian publications, and yet another writes features and the occasional news story for a regional newspaper. There are also poets and short-short story writers. Some members have never been published but hope to see their work in print one day, and some members simply enjoy writing just for themselves. WWG members include life-long writers, those who are new to writing, and a few who are returning to it after a long absence.

On any given evening, you might meet one or all of these friendly, welcoming wordsmiths. If you are interested in the written word, WWG is interested in meeting you! By attending a meeting, you will have ample opportunity to share ideas, writing projects, questions, challenges, successes and all things writing in a supportive, positive and respectful environment.

Please contact WWG for more information – or just stop by the next meeting in Lawrenceburg, Indiana or Harrison, Ohio!

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News to Know!

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  • Beginning in February, WWG will resume twice a month meetings for the remainder of 2018: every second Thursday evening in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and every fourth Wednesday from 6-8pm in Harrison, Ohio. Location details will be announced in the coming week.

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  • To celebrate National Poetry Month, drop-in writing sessions are scheduled for every Tuesday in April at 2:00pm at the North Dearborn Public Library. These casual get-togethers provide a quiet place to write in the silent company of fellow wordsmiths.  These afternoon sessions offer free WiFi, light refreshments, and a full hour away from distractions.

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  • WordWrites Guild is delighted to announce that Maureen Sheets, CPA, will be our guest speaker in May, 2018. Ms. Sheets will talk with WWG members about the business side of writing, and will be available to answer general questions about the importance of record keeping, what is an allowable deduction, and the difference between writing as a business or as a hobby.

 

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There is always something happening with WordWrites Guild, so mark your calendar with the locations and times of monthly meetings; make a date with your creative self in April for Tuesdays at Two; plan for a fiscally informative evening in May, and be sure to sign up for regular updates so you will always know what’s new at WordWrites Guild!

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   ‘Tis the time of year for friends, food and fun!

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Please Join WordWrites Guild
for our

Holiday Open House

 
Thursday, December 14th
 
6:30-8:00pm
 
Sally Stenger Depot Room
Lawrenceburg Public Library
 
You are warmly invited to bring family and friends to the
WordWrites Guild Holiday Open House.
This annual celebration includes light refreshments, seasonal music and an opportunity to meet local writers, artists, and creatives in the area.
 
 

Please be sure to RSVP by December 12th with the number in your party.

This is a free event; open to anyone interested in

writing and writers, creativity and creatives!

 
We’re looking forward to spending the evening with you!

Favor Fever

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This Thursday, in the Ewbank Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library, writers of all styles, interests, and experience will gather to share their 500 words – or fewer! – literary take on the current prompt:

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Be sure to join us for an interesting and friendly evening.

The doors open at 6:00pm and every writer is welcome!

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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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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.

A New Season and A New Schedule

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Autumn,  1893    Artist: Harry Siddons Mowbray, American, born Egypt, 1858 – 1928

 

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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