Saturday, November 24, 2018

Meeting Minutes November 15, 2018

Our meeting commenced at 6 pm. Three of our members attended Joy Choquette's workshops on November 7th and 14th. Unfortunately, Joy could not be with us for this meeting.  Judy asked on her behalf if anyone would be interested in a blogging workshop.  Several members expressed interest.  There will be more information in the future if Joy decides to hold the workshop.

2 group members are attempting NaNoWrimo. Alternatives to a full novel were proposed for those interested in participating in the remainder of NaNo. Members could write: a blog a day, article a day, short story a day, book proposal or query letters.

Becky proposed a couple of ideas for future group activities
1. The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection by Colby Sharp Combines art and writing
2. A writing prompt box.  2 prompts are pulled each month and the entire group attempts a piece (poem, short story, essay, memoir) based on one of the prompts. Becky will bring in a prompt box for December's meeting.

Contests

Hunger Mountain: Reminder to all.  There are 5 contests/categories.  Submission of original, previously unpublished work is from October 1-March 1. Find all of the information HERE and happy writing!

Burlington Writer's Workshop offers several workshops monthly on a variety of topics.  The next submission period for their "Mud Season Review" begins December 1st. Find all of the information HERE

Resources

Literary North " Read author interviews, discussions about our favorite books, tips about literary resources, and news and notes about northern New England books and authors." Please find more information HERE. Among the listings is a book event featuring local author Stephen Payne and his latest work "Life on a Cliff" Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 AM  2:00 PM Bridgeside Books
29 Stowe Street Waterbury, VT

Exhibition/Event

Corrina Thurston is having a book launch and event on December 5th at the New Moon Cafe in Burlington. Her newest book is "Disappearing Act" You can find more details HERE.

Michelle discussed her experiences with NaNo up to this point in the month. Annie read her short story. It was compared to the short story "The Shack" by William Young. Scott read 2 of his song lyrics, including "Pretty Push". Don read his entry for the Emotion Speaks "Anxiety" exhibit. The meeting concluded at 7:30.

Our next meeting is Thursday December 27th.  To celebrate the festive season, please bring something light to share (cookies, bread etc)






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