Planning for November

lakinFor those who were at Amanda McTigue’s workshop today, what did you think? Terrific, wasn’t it?  Now, we’re setting up for the next event on Nov. 8:  Sizzling Scenes with C. S. Lakin.  Should be another terrific program.  Check out our “Next Program and Events Calendar” page and plan to come.  Don’t forget:  you can also “buy now” with PayPal and make your registration a snap.

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We’re on social media!

facebook_logoWe’ve just set up a Facebook page and a Twitter feed for those who prefer to get their information from social media.  Here are the connections.  Follow us!


Twitter:  @cwcmtd

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October workshop

AmandaMcTigue8x10We’re fortunate to have Amanda McTigue joining us on Oct. 11 to conduct a workshop on the subject of “voice” in our writing.  Visit our “Next Program” page to learn more about it.  This month, as a new feature, you will also be able to register online via PayPal in advance of the workshop.

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Planning for fall 2014

Even as we end our 2013-2014 season with a fabulous program by Mary Mackey, our Board is planning our next season.  We have a planning meeting in July, but we have bridget_watson_paynealready lined up the first program of the new season.  On Sept. 13, Bridget Watson Payne, editor at Chronicle Books, will speak to us on “The Power of Words and Images.”  See details on our “Next Program and Events Calendar” page, where you can also see the dates of our summer events.  Check it out and have a wonderful summer.


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Distinguished Service Award 2014

distinguished_service_award_2014Christa Fairfield and Jill Hedgecock, amazing leaders of our Young Writers Conference, are the joint recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.  Taking over from Liz Pentacoff-Koehler, whom no one thought could be replaced, they have forged ahead with great success.  The photo shows them receiving their award from Al Garrotto at the June 2014 meeting.  Elisabeth Tuck is in the background.

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June program–grand finale for our 2013-2014 season

MaryMackeyMary Mackey will round out our season by presenting on “How to Travel Like a Writer.”  Timely, in light of our summer hiatus, she will discuss what it means to travel like a writer and how your unique perspective from your travels is critical to your writing.  For details, see our “Next Program and Events Calendar” page.  See you on Sat., June 14.

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Kudos to Melanie Denman

Melanie has received a 2014 bronze IPPY for Regional Southern Fiction from Independent Publisher Book Awards for her novel, Visiting the Sins.  Congratulations, Melanie.


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