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Stay home, where it’s warm and dry and WRITE!

It is official, there will be no meeting today.  We have postponed our speaker, Aliki Barnstone until Sunday, Feb 2, 2:00 pm so that we will have a larger crowd. Of course, we are hopeful for better weather on that date.

Meanwhile, we are seeking to secure the room at the Unity Center for next Sunday, Jan. 12 for CRITIQUES (bring items for us to comment on) and LIFELINE (fun exercise for stimulating memoriest of our lives in a creative way), door drizes, hot cider, and thanks to our 2013 officers.  Watch your INBOX for the official word on that meeting.

So, today….do what we all “are about”—Writing.

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Another Weather Interuption or not?

Dear Members:  Please watch your email INBOX on Sunday morning January 5th at 9:00 a.m. to receive a note about meeting or not meeting at our scheduled meeting time of 2:00/Jan 5th ( due to the weather conditions.)

I sure hope we do meet. I miss everyone and can’t wait to listen to speaker Aliki Barnstone, Pulitzer Prize nominee and poet…..Watching the weather report and the road conditions….

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Weather? What? and When?


Coming in 2014
Weather and road conditions prevented us from meeting together on Dec. 8th. So now we look forward to the new year.

Contest:  We will be cooking up a “blog writing” challenge for the new year. We’ll keep you posted on the details as they shape up.

November Challenge Drawing:  We will still hold a drawing for prizes for those who kept the 5 hours per week of writing in November 2013.  Bring your official challenge page (found under Meetings tab) 

January 5, 2014 – Professor Aliki Barnstone, celebrated poet and Creative Writing instructor at MU will give us a hands-on approach to generating text and imagery on the power of “place.” This means a focus on the setting, on memory related to setting and also the sense of being displaced.

February 2, 2014    Life-line–a timeline method for generating ideas and  Critique Groups

March 2, 2014— Speaker: Donna Volkenannt,
Topic: “Polish your Prose: Practical Editing and Revision Tips”

Donna Volkenannt believes words have the power to inspire, uplift, and heal. Her works have won more than 100 awards, including the 2012 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award, honorable mention in the Steinbeck short story competition, and nominations for a Pushcart Prize and a Spur award. Although poetry is not her forte, she agrees with the editing advice attributed to Dr. Seuss: “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Visit her at http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

April 6th—Critique Groups

Note:  In case of inclement weather, check our website at https://ccmwg.org// for news about meeting cancelations.  Our Jan and March speakers both agree to speak the following month if there is a meeting cancelation due to inclement weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming in 2014

Contest:  We will be cooking up a “blog writing” challenge for the new year. We’ll keep you posted. 

January 5, 2014 – Professor Aliki Barnstone, celebrated poet and Creative Writing instructor at MU will give us a hands-on approach to generating text and imagery on the power of “place.”

February 2, 2014    Life-line–a timeline method for generating ideas and  Critique Groups

March 2, 2014— Speaker: Donna Volkenannt,
Topic: “Polish your Prose: Practical Editing and Revision Tips”

Donna Volkenannt believes words have the power to inspire, uplift, and heal. Her works have won more than 100 awards, including the 2012 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award, honorable mention in the Steinbeck short story competition, and nominations for a Pushcart Prize and a Spur award. Although poetry is not her forte, she agrees with the editing advice attributed to Dr. Seuss: “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Visit her at http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

April 6th—Critique Groups

Note:  In case of inclement weather, check our website at https://ccmwg.org// for news about meeting cancelations.  Our Jan and March speakers both agree to speak the following month if there is a meeting cancelation due to inclement weather.