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Capon Springs Nonfiction Writers’ Retreat
September 7–10, 2015
Capon Springs, West Virginia

 Join us for a retreat in a fantastic mountain setting, where you’ll receive expert instruction from two award-winning writers: Ann Hagedorn and Wendy Hart Beckman. Learn the strategies and tactics of being a successful nonfiction author. Experience a one-on-one manuscript critique. And enjoy personal time for writing while exploring the exquisite, inspiring surroundings! The retreat fee of $450 includes all workshop instruction, lodging, meals, gratuities, and taxes. Continue Reading »

We had a great May meeting at Allyn’s Cafe on May 17! We’ve been delighted to welcome new members to the last several meetings. A rowdy group sat a little too close to us, but they were riding the high after participating in a local fundraiser, so we can forgive their boisterousness. ;-)

Our June meeting will be Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. (Don’t worry: Father’s Day is the following weekend.)

If you’re not ready to read your own material, feel free to just sit in and get your feet wet.

Hey folks! The monthly Writing Workshop Workshop for April will be on Sunday, the 19th, at 2 p.m. As always, we will meet at Allyn’s Café in Cincinnati’s beautiful Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood.

Here’s why we had to move the date: on April 12, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will be holding the Ohioana Library Association reception to recognize Hamilton County authors. Both Richard O. Jones and I will be participating. The event, held from 1:30 to about 4 in the main branch of the library, will include both presentations (including one to Kevin Grace, Head Archivist at the University of Cincinnati) and opportunities to talk with local authors and buy their books. Follow the link to learn more.

I hope to see you on the 12th and/or 19th!

If you’re looking for a friendly environment with good food in which to share your writing for some gentle, constructive criticism, the Writing Workshop Workshop is for you! We meet at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at Allyn’s Cafe in historic Columbia-Tusculum. Bring seven minutes’ worth of reading to share, $5 for the kitty — or more if you plan to eat or drink. We meet in the secret back room. I hope to see you there!

Hey everybody! The holidays and church obligations have sprung up on some of us, so we’re going to have to cancel tomorrow’s (Dec. 7th) Writing Workshop Workshop at Allyn’s Cafe. Our next meeting will be January 11 at Allyn’s.

Looking for a present for someone who loves Cincinnati? How about someone who used to live here but moved away? Or someone who’s new to town? Look no more! I bet you can’t guess what my answer is! Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati!

A holiday gift idea for lovers of Cincinnati!

A holiday gift idea for lovers of Cincinnati!

I accept cash, checks, money orders, PayPal, and Intuit payments. Just tell me the name of your recipient, his or her address, and include payment. Deadline for Hanukkah is December 12; for Christmas it’s December 20. (Please specify Hanukkah, Christmas, or “other” wrapping paper.) The cost of $30 covers one book, personalization, wrapping and shipping. (Local orders cost less.)

Hey everyone! If you’re looking for a group of people with whom to share your writing, meet us at Allyn’s Café on Columbia Parkway at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 12. We’re a great group of people who give constructive, gentle criticism. If you want to read your material, bring seven minutes’ worth to read, $5 for the kitty (more if you want to eat). The meeting is usually over by 4:30ish.

I hope we see you there! We’ll be in the back room.

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