Friday, April 13, 2018

Meeting Minutes April 12, 2018

The group came to order at 6 pm. We discussed the April 7th Author's Panel. The event was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by the panelists as well. We discussed hosting another event which would focus more on the road to publication. We would like to invite the same diverse group of authors back. Date and specifics are yet to be determined.

The group discussed hosting a one day/night workshop. Possibly composing a one act play or monologue which would then be enacted by local actors using simple props/sets.

Upcoming Exhibitions: Local

October 5 and 6, 2018. Swanton Arts Council is sponsoring the Seven Deadly Sins Art Exhibit The event is still in the planning stages. Interested writers can submit work based on one or all of the seven deadly sins. Suggested forms are poetry, short essay. Contact Tonya for more information.

August 25th. Swanton Arts Council is sponsoring the Swanton Arts Spectacular The Swanton Writer's Group will have a booth featuring manual typewriters. Visitors can compose their own on the spot pieces or ask to have a piece written for them.


Vermont SciFi Writers Series: Geek Mountain State

Writing Prompts. Becky will bring in photo prompts for our May meeting. Machine of Death Prompts are always available and encouraged!

Next Meeting is May 24th, 6 pm at the Swanton Library.

Meeting Minutes for March 15, 2018

The group came to order at 6 p.m. We discussed ground rules for moving forward with all future meetings. The most important being: No one member should monopolize a meeting by reading or discussing their work for an extended period of time.  Written piece should be kept between 1-2 thousand words, discussion approximately 10 minutes. Constructive criticism should be offered only at the author's request. 

Upcoming Events. Please click the link for more information.
Author's Panel, April 7 from 10:30-12. Swanton Writer's Group Author Panel
League of Vermont Writers, April 28 : Road to Publication

Upcoming Local, State, National contests.

Edwin M Church writing award. Local contest funded for at least three years: 2018, 2019, 2020. There will be two categories: High School Seniors, Adults. Youth submissions must be between 1-2 thousand words in length. Adult submissions must be between 2-3 thousand words. The contests are open to all genres. Any piece submitted must contain a reference to trains. Cash prize of $500.00 More information as it becomes available.

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