Monday, October 22, 2018

Meeting Minutes October 18th, 2018

Our meeting commenced at 6 pm without our fearless leader.  Missed you Becky!

We discussed upcoming workshops, contests and exhibitions, details below.  Three members shared their work. Barbara read a chapter from her modern fantasy novel, Richard read a short story titled "The Truth of It" and Michelle read her upcoming entry for the Green Mountain Power contest. Our meeting concluded at 7 pm


We have a slew of contests with deadlines ranging from October 30th to March 1st 2019.  Please keep an eye on our Facebook PAGE for regular updates.  Here is just a partial list. Follow the links provided for detailed information.  Happy writing!

  1. Columbia College Literary Review Editor's Prize. Deadline December 1st.  Details found HERE
  2. Wild Proton. Deadline November 1st. Details found HERE
  3. Deadline October 30th. Details found HERE
  4.  Fiddlehead story and poem contest. Deadline. December 3rd. Details to be found HERE
  5. The Birdy Poetry Prize by Meadowlark books. Deadline December 1st. Details found HERE
  6. Vermont Writer's Prize co-sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine. Deadline November 1st. Details found HERE
  7. Hunger Mountain. Deadline March 1st. Details found HERE 
NANOWRIMO! November is national writing month.  Are you brave enough to try and write a novel in a month? If you dare then find details HERE.  Good luck!

Great Christmas Read

Looking for volunteers to read a holiday/Christmas-themed book to be shown on NW Access TV in December. (It’s easy – you sit in a chair and read. Out loud.)
Anybody got a favorite – or what about an original Christmas story? We’ll be filming in November. Contact Becky

The deadline to submit your art/writing to the Emotion Speaks "Anxiety" is October 26th. There will be an open house for the exhibition on Friday, November 9th at the Swanton Library. Details HERE


Write Your First Novel (Workshop with JP Choquette). The deadline for registration is November 1st. Swanton Writer's Group members get a $5 discount. Details found HERE

Local citizens and business owners in conjunction with SAC are proposing the formation of 2 groups. An Entrepreneur group which will likely meet for breakfast, and a Faith Based artist group. Plans are tentative at this time. The hope is to have something in place by late December or early January. More details when available.

Book Recommendation

Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius.

....Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.

We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.

Our next meeting will be on November 15th at 6 pm at the Swanton Library.

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