All the News for May

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WordWrites Guild is bursting into spring with informative presentations, fun activities and far reaching plans. Whether new to writing or an old hand at the craft, writers of every genre, style, and approach are invited to avail themselves of all that WWG has to offer.

May 10th 

WWG Meeting – Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Special Guest Speaker – Maureen Sheets, CPA

Ms. Sheets will present a general overview about the financial side of writing, including the differences between writing as a hobby and a profession. Afterward, she will be available to answer questions from those in attendance. This is a free event, open to all interested writers.

 

May 24th

After much discussion and experimentation, it is finally official … beginning in May,

WordWrites Guild will meet

every FOURTH THURSDAY

from 6:00-8:00pm

in the Harrison Branch Library

(located on New Haven Road in Harrison, Ohio)

Please mark your calendars with this permanent and updated schedule. WWG will also continue to meet in the Lawrenceburg Library every second Thursday of each month.

Ongoing

WordWrites Guild and Oxbow, Inc. are proud to co-sponsor a community-wide

Writers Contest

Open to Writers of Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction

who have visited the Oxbow Wetlands (www.oxbowinc.org)

between January 1, 2018 and September 14, 2018

Deadline to enter is September 14, 2018

Prizes will be awarded in each of nine categories.

Details are available at:

http://www.oxbowinc.org/kids-version-of-writing-contest.pdf

 

Stay up to date on all that WordWrites Guild does and offers by coming to the next WWG meeting (the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, in Lawrenceburg and Harrison, respectively), and take a moment to Follow or subscribe via email to this website for news about the latest WWG programs, celebrations and community-wide events.

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Harrison Meeting Reminder

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Tie the string around your finger, circle the date on your calendar, and remind your smart phone to remind you to attend the next WordWrites Guild meeting on March 28th at 6:00pm in the meeting room of the Harrison Branch Library.

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And don’t forget that our three-word prompt for the month is:

Me

You

Us

The word count is limited to 500, but you might want to really challenge yourself and go for 250 – or less!

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WordWrites Guild provides a safe place where every writer can share works-in-progress, and where everyone has an opportunity to receive and give honest feedback, respectful critique, and sincere encouragement. We look forward to your participation.

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Silver Bells and Sharpened Pencils

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christmas-1791778_1920As you enjoy the seasonal festivities on Thursday evening, you might want to share your creative take on this month’s writing prompt:

Winter Holiday Lost and Found

If you are familiar with WWG’s monthly writing prompts, it will come as no surprise that the word count is limited to 500 words, and the prompt is simply a starting point – you can incorporate the exact words in your piece, or you’re welcome to use the words purely as inspiration. Whether you prefer to write a poem, a short-short story, lyrics to a song – perhaps with bells ringing in the background – the choice is yours.

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Just a Reminder …

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Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, December 14th, for the annual WordWrites Guild Holiday Open House. Everyone is invited to join WWG members for light refreshments, seasonal music, and friendly conversation.

The celebration takes place in the Sally Stenger Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library, from 6:30-8:00pm.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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Big Changes Are Underway —

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— be sure to subscribe to this site and stay up to date!

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!

 

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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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.

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