Monday, August 10, 2009

Monthly Meeting This Tuesday!

Please join the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council's Monthly Writers' Workshop this Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.

MECAC Director Judith Dupree will be sharing a scene from her play-in-progress, and other writers will also share their work. Bring along a short work of your own for feedback or come to offer ideas and comments as we seek to inspire each other and hone our craft of wordsmithing.

Beginning writers and those interested in learning more about the art and craft of writing are very welcome to join us, and we also gladly welcome more seasoned writers.

We'll also discuss publishing opportunities plus upcoming writing events in the San Diego area, so don't miss out on this month's MECAC Writers' Workshop!

We hope to see you there!

Writers Day(s) at Sacred Rocks Reserve

Sacred Rocks Reserve in Boulevard is hosting a Writers Day(s) Weekend Friday through Sunday, September 25-27, 2009; MECAC's Director Judith Deem Dupree will be one of the facilitators. Information about the Writers Day event can be accessed on their website here: Sacred Rocks Reserve Writers Day Weekend.

The cost is $49 for the writing component for the weekend, and arrangements can be made for staying on the grounds and for meals for extra cost (see above link), or writers can drive out each day and provide for their own meals.

Sacred Rocks Reserve is a gorgeous venue with a labyrinth, 400-500 year-old oaks, and stunning rock formations. It's the perfect place to inspire poetry, short stories, essays, journal entries, even to work on a novel.

Even if you are unable to attend this Writers Day, Sacred Rocks is a wonderful place to write. Attend your own retreat for an afternoon or for a week -- whatever you need to help you finish writing that book!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Publishing Opportunity

I ran across this opportunity to publish (unpaid as yet) on the blog of San Diego Writers Online. Tyger Birch is requesting submissions of short stories, poems and articles about the art and business of writing for his new project Inquepad Magazine.

So check it out and see what you can send Tyger for his new 'zine:


Submitting for new project is a great way to start getting your name "out there," so send Tyger your best stuff!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


A few days ago the new ReadWritePoem site was formed -- an incredible resource for anyone who loves to read or write poetry.

Here's the link to the new site: ReadWritePoem

On the new site are poetry groups (including critique groups!), friends, forums, a weekly poetry writing prompt, articles by successful (as in published!) poets, and so much more.

So come check it out, and if you do, "friend" me!