With the June meeting behind us now summer is officially here for the WWP. We won’t have another dinner until September but that does not mean writing and the gears of our little writing community grind to a halt. I encourage you to not only mark the date of our next dinner meeting, in September, on your calendar, but also check back on our website frequently and sign up to get this blog via e-mail.
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We will still be posting events and announcements throughout the summer to keep you informed about the various goings on in your local writing community. Also remember you can post your own events, announcements, and blog contribution on the website, or post on our Facebook group.
The creative team of Mary Gillilan and Norman Green, editors of Clover, A Literary Rag, will host a unique reading by authors ofthe popular lit journal on Sunday, January 24, at 4 p.m. at Village Books in Fairhaven WA. This reading celebrates Clover‘s #10 issue, since launching in 2011.
Clover, A Literary Rag is published twice a year by the Independent Writers’ Studio and publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. To subscribe or submit to Clover, visit the IWS site.
Authors James Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Susan Chase-Foster, Larry Crist, Victoria Doerper, Susan Erickson, Paul Hunter, Ramon Ledesma, Andrew Shattuck McBride, Jim Milstead, John James Reid, Karen Vande Bossche, and Laurel Leigh will read at this event.
Laurel Leigh helped WWP kick off the year “write” with talking about how to diagnose some of the issues authors are searching for in their manuscripts. Laurel had brilliant examples and anecdotes to share. Check out Laurel’s website at www.LaurelLeighWriter.com. We had plenty of new members attend, and we bet they learned a ton. Everyone is waiting with their pens ready to come to our October meeting with Terry Persun on “Exploring the Amazon Avenues for Authors.”
This past meeting was a bittersweet moment as it was our final meeting for the year. Stefanie Winger from Barnes and Noble gave a wonderful talk to WWP about Nook Press and what it provides for authors. We look forward to coming back in September with even more fantastic speakers. Have a great summer!
Special thanks to Harvey Chute for coming to speak to WWP about kboards.com this past Wednesday. He gave wonderful insights about how this online forum can be a vital resource for authors. We all enjoyed eating, mingling, and the occasional glass of wine.