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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Next Meeting: March 14!!


The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC) will be meeting next on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00-8:30 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.

Please bring 6-8 copies of a poem, OR fewer than 1000 words of prose to share. Authors read their word aloud and then receive encouragement and constructive criticism both in discussion and in written form. But if you don't have anything new to share this week, please come to offer suggestions to other writers as they share their work.


Please come join us--and bring a friend! Everyone interested in learning more about writing is welcome to attend!



We hope to set up a Saturday Craft of Writing talk or Camp NaNoWriMo "Write-In" in April--more information to come!! 

Writing with you,

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Next Meeting: February 14!


The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC), will be meeting this Tuesday evening, February 14, in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library from 7:00-8:30 PM

Everyone interested in learning more about writing and publishing is encouraged to attend. Beginning writers are extremely welcome! 

Please bring a poem or fewer than a thousand words of prose to share with the group. If at all possible, please make 6-8 copies if you would like to receive written as well as oral feedback on your work. 


Image courtesy of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University

We'll also update everyone on the upcoming Writer's Symposium by the Sea this month at Point Loma Nazarene University. The theme of the 2017 symposium is "Resonates," and poet laureate Robert Pinsky will be featured as well as author Tracy Kidder. The symposium runs February 21-23 right here in San Diego. 

Tickets are inexpensive ($10 each), and we're planning to carpool from the Pine Valley Library for the Robert Pinsky event on Tuesday, February 21.

So we hope to see you this Tuesday evening! Take care and keep writing! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Next Meeting: January 10!


The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC), will be meeting this Tuesday evening, January 10, in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library from 7:00-8:30 PM

Everyone interested in learning more about writing and publishing is encouraged to attend. Beginning writers are extremely welcome! 

Please bring a poem or fewer than a thousand words of prose to share with the group. If at all possible, please make 6-8 copies if you would like to receive written as well as oral feedback on your work. 


Image courtesy of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University

We'll also update everyone on the upcoming Writer's Symposium by the Sea this February at Point Loma Nazarene University. The theme of the 2017 symposium is "Resonates," and poet laureate Robert Pinsky will be featured as well as author Tracy Kidder. The symposium runs February 21-23 here in San Diego. Tickets are inexpensive ($10-$15 each), and Judith and I have very much enjoyed the symposium for years. Elaine accompanied us in 2016, and we all had a lovely time. 

So we hope to see you this Tuesday evening! Take care and keep writing! 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Next Meeting: December 13!


The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC), will be meeting this Tuesday evening, December 13, in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library from 7:00-8:30 PM

Everyone interested in learning more about writing and publishing is encouraged to attend. Beginning writers are extremely welcome! 

Please bring a poem or fewer than a thousand words of prose to share with the group. If at all possible, please make 6-8 copies if you would like to receive written as well as oral feedback on your work. 

The Greek Theatre, Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego

We'll also update everyone on the upcoming Writer's Symposium by the Sea this February at Point Loma Nazarene University. The theme of the 2017 symposium is "Resonates," and poet laureate Robert Pinsky will be featured as well as author Tracy Kidder. The symposium runs February 21-23 here in San Diego. Tickets are inexpensive ($10-$15 each), and Judith and I have very much enjoyed the symposium for years. Elaine accompanied us in 2016, and we all had a lovely time. 

So we hope to see you this Tuesday evening! Take care and keep writing! 


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Next Meeting: November 8!


The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC) will be meeting next on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00-8:30 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.

Please bring 8-10 copies of either a poem of 1-2 pages of prose to share. Authors read their word aloud and then receive encouragement and constructive criticism both in discussion and in written form. But if you don't have anything new to share this week, please come to offer suggestions to other writers as they share their work.


Please come join us--and bring a friend! Everyone interested in learning more about writing is welcome to attend!


We may also set up a Saturday write-in for mid-month as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) if enough people are interested. 

Happy Writing!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Next Meeting: October 11!


In addition to meeting this Tuesday, October 11 in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library at 7:00-8:30 PM as usual, we have an important event later this month. 

On Thursday, October 20, from 6:00-8:00 PM, Judith will be featured at an Author Talk at the Alpine Library to celebrate the release of Sky Mesa Journal. In addition to talking about how she came to write this book which she started 25 years ago, Judith will also be selling and signing copies as well. 

So if at all possible, let's all attend to give Judith a full house and support her in the publication of her book! 

Currently her book is available through the publisher Wipf and Stock as well as on Amazon

I'll bring copies of the flyer to our October meeting, or you may e-mail me for a copy. 

"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." ~Madeleine L'Engle

Happy writing, everyone!!




Saturday, August 20, 2016

Next Meeting: September 13!!



The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC) will be meeting next on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00-8:30 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.

Please bring 8-10 copies of either a poem of 1-2 pages of prose to share. Authors read their word aloud and then receive encouragement and constructive criticism both in discussion and in written form. But if you don't have anything new to share this week, please come to offer suggestions to other writers as they share their work.


Please come join us--and bring a friend! Everyone interested in learning more about writing is welcome to attend!


We hope to see you on September 13!!



Writing with you,