The Writing Workshop Workshop originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, will be held this-coming Sunday, Oct. 21, instead. We’ll still hold it at Olives at the Ludlow Garage at 2 p.m. See you then!
Hi folks! It’s that time again. We’re meeting this-coming Sunday at 2 p.m. at Olives at the Ludlow Garage in the Clifton gaslight area for our monthly “Writing Workshop Workshop.” For the uninitiated, our gathering is where you can learn the gentle art of critiquing other people’s work and having your own work critiqued in return. Bring about seven minutes’ worth of material to read or just come to listen to everyone else, and bring $5 for the kitty. We usually end by 4:30 or 5 p.m. All genres welcome; just remember that you’re going to be reading it out loud in a public place. Continue Reading »
Last-minute notice! Operators are standing by! OK, no they’re not.
Today, August 5, at 2 p.m., we are holding our monthly Writing Workshop Workshop at Olive’s at the Ludlow Garage. If you’re interested in workshopping a sample of your writing, please come. If you’d like to hear some great writing, please come. If you’re thinking about writing, please come.
Bring seven minutes’ worth of material to read, $5 for the kitty and (most important) you.
If you listened to the Watergate mess, the phrase “expletive deleted” holds a certain connotation. When President Nixon finally released the tapes from his secretly recording all conversations in the Oval Office, we were shocked at the language he used. As a testimony to the more delicate ears of the 70s, the language he used was not allowed to be broadcast so whenever he swore, “expletive deleted” took the place of his cursing. Well, we should also delete our expletives in everyday writing. Yes, @#$%^&, I’m talking to you! Continue Reading »
Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m., at the Wild Fig Bookstore in Lexington, Kentucky, I’ll be reading from my unpublished novel. I’ve been working on it for about 20 years and it is just about done. If you come, you’ll be the first people outside my writing group to hear the tale. River City Talent Showcase is the story of Sandy McKinley who, after being laid off, moves to Ohio and joins an all-women’s singing group whose sole purpose is to make its members sing the same, look the same, dress the same, act the same and think the same. In the middle of all this sameness, Sandy struggles with who she is and what her priorities should be. While she’s figuring out who she is, her father (who has Alzheimer’s) is forgetting who she was. Continue Reading »
As often happens this time in July, I’m in Yellow Springs, Ohio, attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.
I’m about to reveal to you one of the worst-kept secrets: if you volunteer to work at a writers’ workshop you can often get in at a reduced price or for free. For me, working as a workfellow at Antioch is like getting to go on a writing retreat with some accomplished writers + getting a physical workout — all for just the cost of my hotel room!
The words are flying fast and furious this hot summer! I hope you’re part of the whirlwind.
I have two quick notes for you:
The next Writing Workshop Workshop is at Olive’s on Ludlow on Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m.
My reading at the Wild Fig was postponed until July 20 at 7 p.m. I hope you’ll join Tina Neyer and me for the debut readings from our books in progress! This will be the first time the general public hears from my novel.
See you soon, I hope!