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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 14!



The writers of the Mountain Empire area of San Diego County will be meeting the second Tuesday of November, the 14th, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library

Bring 6-8 copies of a poem or no more than 1500 words of prose to be shared and receive feedback from the group. 


But if you don't have writings to share, come to offer your two cents to our writing friends. We all desire feedback on our work, and your ideas may be just the thing! 


This month is also National Novel Writing Month! For more information, see NaNoWriMo.org! Plus, the Alpine Library is holding Write-Ins on Friday November 17, Saturday, November 18, and Saturday, November 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM. 
Hope to see you all on Tuesday, November 14th! 


Writing with you, 






“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.”  
—E.B. White

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 10th



The writers of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC), will be meeting this Tuesday evening, October 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. 



Plus, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up next month. Who wants to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days? Yes, insanity reigns during NaNoWriMo, but so does productivity. ;)

We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!! 

Writing with you,




"Very few writers know what they are doing until they've done it." 
~Anne Lamott

Friday, September 8, 2017

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 12!



We'll be meeting next on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.


Bring 6-8 copies of a poem or less than 1500 words of prose to share with the group. 

If you don't have anything to share, come anyway and offer suggestions to your fellow writers. 

Hope to see you all there! 

Writing with you,




"Writing is the painting of the voice." ~Voltaire

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Next Meeting: June 13!



The writers of the Mountain Empire area of San Diego County will be meeting the second Tuesday of June, the 13th, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library

Bring 6-8 copies of a poem or no more than 1500 words of prose to be shared and receive feedback from the group. 


But if you don't have writings to share, come to offer your two cents to our writing friends. We all desire feedback on our work, and your ideas may be just the thing! 


Hope to see you all on Tuesday, June 13th! 


Writing with you, 






“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.”  
—Stephen King 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Next Meeting: May 9th!



We'll be meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.

Bring 6-8 copies of a poem or less than 1500 words of prose to share with the group. If you don't have anything to share, come anyway and offer suggestions to your fellow writers. 

Hope to see you all there! 

~Susanne :)

"Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations." ~Ray Bradbury

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!