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The Joys of Board Service

By Susan E. Lindsey “Joys of board service? Hmmm,” you think. “I’m a bit dubious myself.” I’ve served on the board of Women Who Write for almost five years and I swear it’s true. I was the director for two years and I have also served as the associate director of communication/public relations. I’ve made incredibly strong friendships with other ...

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Need “Good Ink” for Your Book?

Susan E. Lindsey is teaching “Good Ink: Using Media Relations to Promote Your Work,” at Shape & Flow Writing Studio in the Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville. This workshop, held on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m., is for writers who have already published a book or who are getting ready to publish soon. Most authors are on ...

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Puttering in Poetry? Play with a Pantoum

The pantoum is a form of Malaysian poetry with interwoven quatrains. The second and fourth lines of each stanza reappear as the first and third lines of the next stanza. A pantoum can contain any number of stanzas. The final line often repeats the first line. Though the words are the same, ideally the meaning of lines shifts slightly when ...

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Thankful Reflections

November is traditionally a month when many of us look back over the past year and give thanks for those people, events and activities that have had a positive effect on our lives. Sometimes we are even fortunate enough to have life-changing or life-affirming events. Gratitude can be expressed in many ways. This having been my first year as director ...

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Where Are Writers From?

Linda Satterlee-McFadin led a free-writing session at the WWW workshop. In a writing exercise based on George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From” poem, participants wrote about the people, places, and things that made them who they are. Here are some of their musings: I am from dust-covered bare feet and eating tomatoes plucked and salted, Back porch wringer washing clothes ...

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Attention, Published Writers

Seeking places to promote and sell your book? Frank Hall, organizer of the Madison Author Fair, is seeking 100 authors for the 2015 event, to be held April 4 in Madison, Indiana. Email Frank at Frank@thatbookplace.com and pass along the Facebook link to writers you know.

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Word Nerds Unite

  Weird Al Yankovic has penned an anthem for all of us who love words and hate word crimes—from misuse of “it’s” to substituting numbers for words in texting, and abysmal spelling. Check it out! (Caveat: don’t watch it if you are easily offended.)  

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Out of Estrogen

Those who attended the Women Who Write workshop last year will recall George Ella Lyon’s poem, “Where I’m From.” Check out the blog of WWW member Charlotte Whitty, Out of Estrogen, for her delightful New Orleans version of “Where I’m From.”

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How Many of Time’s List of Female Authors Have You Read?

  By Susan E. Lindsey Time magazine recently published a list of “female authors you should be reading.” The list includes: Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch), Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah), Eleanor Catton (The Rehearsal and The Luminaries), Edwidge Danticat (Breath, Eyes, Memory and The Dew Breaker), Emma Donoghue (Room and Frog Music), Louise Erdrich ...

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