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Letter from the Director — January 2020

Hello WWW member!

2020 is a time of change for the Women Who Write community. First, we are moving our meeting night and place from the first Thursday at Highland-Shelby LFPL Branch, to first Tuesdays at the South Central LFPL branch. The second change is leadership. Diane has served WWW beautifully for her two-year term and will now enjoy simply being a member who writes. I am honored to be the new director. I have not been a consistent participants at meetings, though I’ve been a member through Jessica, Selene and Diane directors. I’ll count on the past directors, the current board and members to guide me! Here are the officers:

  • Director – Kimberly Crum
  • Assistant Director – Terri Lindsey
  • Treasurer – Mel Dixon
  • Secretary – Alisa Childress
  • Public Relations Manager- Pam Lafollete
  • Membership Manager—[Your name goes here!]

The board currently has one spot open—membership manager.  If you want to be more involved in making WWW work for its members, this is a good place to begin!  Please e-mail or call me with questions (kimberly.g.crum@gmail.com) at 502-417-3424.

I suspect the change in meeting night and place will be a hardship for some. But I urge you to attend if the night works for you.The South Central Regional Library at 7300 Jefferson Blvd.  is worth the trip— an architect designed contemporary building, its surrounding windows bringing the outside in and the inside out. We will be in the Program room, which seats 50 and has a television monitor and other equipment we can use.

Hope to see you at our first meeting on Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30 PM.  google map directions here

A bit about me: I am the past president of Louisville Literary Arts (5 years) and have operated the Shape & Flow writing studio for seven years at Mellwood Arts Center. I write, teach and edit creative nonfiction. And I am the co-editor of an anthology The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation.  I love writers and writing and writing groups! The writing life is solitary occupation,  sometimes disheartening.  I need/we need a support group!

I’d like to begin our January 7 meeting with a lively brainstorm.So think about four questions:

  1. How would you like this membership organization to serve you?
  2. How would you like to serve WWW?
  3. What activities would you like us to offer?
  4. What writing-related topics are you curious to learn about

My special interest is education—learning from each other and building strength-based peer critique skills. For these reasons, I will each month provide a link to an essay about the writing craft.  Reading these is optional of course! But I thought it might help you play with or revise a work-in-progress that you want to share with the group. For this month, the essay is “Sacred Carnality” by Mary Karr, which is useful for all genres

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/sacred-carnality

And of course, we’ll schedule time to peer critique 4-6 prose and poetry pieces!

Hope to see you all Tuesday, January 7 to celebrate 2020 with our words!

Blessings,

Kim

Kimberly Garts Crum
Writer and Writing Instructor
safws.com
502-417-3424

 

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