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!

 

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.

Start the Month with Some Exercise

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A writing exercise, that is!   Welcome March with five hundred words, a lot of creativity and the following prompts:

Festival

Thing-A-Ma-Bob

Spastic

Masquerade

 

Please join us on Thursday, March 2nd at the

North Dearborn Public Library at 6:00PM.

 

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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

 

 

 

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.

I/O as a Writing Exercize

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Stories are based upon decisions – the woman refused to marry for love, so settled for wealth; the safe-cracker rescued the child, and in doing so exposed his true identity;  the spider wrote fine things about the pig for his salvation, but not her own.

At every crossroad the writer faces choices, conflicts, opposites. This writing assignment was suggested by Marty, and is as simple or as complicated as you want it to be:

Begin with a binary situation, basically, the opposite of anything. It might be yes/no, war/peace, on/off, light/dark, life/death … anything that you consider to be two opposing somethings … and write a 512 word or less essay, poem, memoir, etc. incorporating that conflict.

Our nantipodal-39630_1280ext meeting will be especially exciting, enlightening, and entertaining as each of us shares our binary work. We hope you join us on Thursday, August 4th at the North Dearborn Branch Library at 6:00pm.

We always welcome members’ suggestions for writing prompts, guest speakers, and future events. Becoming a member is free and as easy as coming to a meeting. We welcome your input!

 

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