Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Next Writers' Workshop Meeting: May 13!!

The next meeting of the Mountain Empire Creative Art Council's Writers' Workshop is Tuesday, May 13 in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library at 7:00 PM. 

Please bring 6-8 copies of your work to share--a poem, a few pages of fiction or nonfiction, song lyrics, etc. We'll read our work aloud while the group makes notes, and then we'll discuss what we think is effective and where improvements may be considered. 

We're an encouraging group, with several of our number published, including Maureen Brown's The Exile of Cain, Judith Dupree's living with what remains, and Teresa Travis's Fourteen Flamingos and Smedley

New writers or just people interested in learning more about the art and craft of writing are welcome to attend; we would love to get to know you!! 

NOTE: Writer's Digest magazine has listed three writing contests with June deadlines. Click here for more information: WD Writing Contests. 

So we hope to see you on the second Tuesday in May when we meet again to share our writings and encourage one another in pursuing the art of written word. 

"Writers ought to write and I take up my pen in the hope that it may loosen my spirit."  ~E.M. Forster


Monday, April 7, 2014

Next Writers' Workshop Meeting: April 8!

The Writers' Workshop branch of the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC) will be meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Pine Valley Library.

Bring 6-8 copies of a couple of pages of your work to be read and discussed by the group, and friends interested in the art and craft of writing are always invited to attend.

Don't forget the East County Magazine Writing Contest which closes April 30! Here's the link for more information: East County Magazine 1st Annual Writing Contest.

We hope to see you on Tuesday evening!!

"The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that's on a good day." 
~Robert DeNiro, introducing the screenwriting nominations at the 2014 Academy Awards