Monday, June 18, 2018

Details and application for the Edwin M. Church Award for local writers

With thanks to Judy and SAC here is a direct link to the details and application for the Edwin M. Church Award for local writers.  Deadline is August 1st. Let's get writing people!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Meeting Minute June 14th

Meeting commenced at 6 pm.

First on the agenda was the announcement of a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the Swanton Library.  If anyone is interested in filling this vacancy please contact the Swanton Library 802-868-7656, or EMAIL Becky personally .

REMINDERS for various upcoming contests and events were next. Please keep the following dates in mind and click on the name of the event for more information.

League of Vermont Writers: July 21st Writer's Meet Agents event. Registration is now open. A chance for serious writers to meet agents and pitch their completed work. Check the link for details.

Swanton Arts SpectacularAugust 25th.  Our table will feature local artists, possibly typewriters for people to use. Other exhibits and items TBT

Vermont Writers' Prize: Deadline November 1st. Co-sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine. The theme of this contest is Vermont: people, places, history and values. Entries must be unpublished and 1,500 words or less.  Check the link for details.

Judy Paxman asked the group at large if anyone was interested in helping with the play Swansee III Feathers of Fury. An annual project of Northwest Nightmares and Northwest Access TV the play will be shown at the Weldon Theater in St. Albans in October. EMAIL Judy or contact SAC for more information.

Please keep in mind: July 27-29 Bookstock in Woodstock VT. October 5-6 SAC's "Seven Deadly Sins" art exhibit.

The first Edwin M. Church Award for Young Writers was awarded to our own Emmet Mathieu for his short story "Tracks of Destiny"! Congratulations, Emmet! If you haven't read the story find it HERE and let Emmet know what you think! The Edwin M Church Award for Adult Writers is now open. The deadline is July 31st. Entries must include references to a train and be no longer than 3,000 words.  More details to come. Watch this space, our Facebook page or the SAC website.

Look for a good read? Don't forget our BOOK RECS page for ideas.

Three members shared their work.  As a result of one piece a writing prompt was born. Based loosely on an ongoing writing project called "Flat Stanley" individual group members will take our 'Stanley' for a month and chronicle the adventures they share with him through journals, pictures, etc.  Meeting adjourned at 7:25. Next meeting JULY 12TH 6 p.m. Swanton Library.


Meeting Minutes for August 16th

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