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May 5th Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

Next Meeting—Tuesday, May 5—virtually—through the Zoom video conferencing platform 6:30 to 8 PM. We will follow our usual meeting format, beginning with new business and including up to five peer commentaries. Submit your poem, memoir or fiction to kimberly.g.crum@gmail. com by midnight Monday, May 4. Writing buddies, consider sending a word document you’ve created or revised while working with your buddy. Submission guideline—Limit to three double-spaced pages. Each writer ...

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Member Newsletter — May 2020

  Dear Women Writing the World! In the past months, we’ve learned new ways to live in the world, adopted new vocabularies and habits. We shelter-in-place and social distance. We stay two meters apart, which we now know as six feet. We shop for groceries wearing masks and (often) gloves, trying to be polite when the clerk tells us we ...

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Links We Love

Here’s some of the links we have loved from past months:   Author Mentor Match – an organization that pairs un-agented, aspiring writers with mentors to guide them through the publishing process. Specializes in young adult, middle grade and “select adult genres.” Austin Kleon  describes himself as “a writer who draws, who makes art with words and books with pictures.” Kleon is ...

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April 7th Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

Thank you for the support and encouragement you offer to women writers, and your enthusiasm for our writing community. Because of you, the leadership team decided the pandemic should not stop us from meeting, learning, listening, sharing. So, we will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 PM—virtually—through the Zoom.us video conferencing platform. Here is your official invitation with the ...

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Member Newsletter — April 2020

“I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.” ~Dr. Seuss~ Thank you for the support and encouragement you offer to women writers, and your enthusiasm for our writing community. ...

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April is Writing Buddy Month!

    April is Writing Buddy Month!   If you missed out on getting a writing buddy at our March meeting, it’s not too late! You can register now and get a writing buddy by our next meeting on April 7th. Every day, three times a week, or even once a week – you and your Buddy determine the level ...

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Member Newsletter — March 2020

“Writing is really a way of thinking — not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” ~Toni Morrison~ Member Events— Tuesday, March 3 is our monthly member meeting 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Danny Mac’s Pizza cafe in the courtyard at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, 40206. —Sign up for ...

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The Problem of Happiness.

by Kimberly Crum   True stories by ordinary people are commonly referred to as the “nobody memoir.” We lack the plot line of celebrity. No rags turned to riches. No lonely child turned superstar. We are still working on the arcs of our plots. Neither famous nor infamous, the typical nobody memoirist describes the most intense incidents of a lifetime. ...

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March Meeting at Danny Mac’s Pizza – March 3, 2020

  Each quarter, our Tuesday meetings will adopt a casual, free-wheeling vibe in Louisville and Southern Indiana restaurants. Our first meet-up is at Danny Mac’s Pizza cafe at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville— Tuesday, March 3, beginning 6:30 PM. We’ll have a guest speaker, mingle, order food and beverages (optional), and engage in small group critiques.

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Letter from the Director — February 2020

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day. . . And out of that love, remake a world.” ~Ray Bradbury~   January 29, 2020 To the Women ...

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