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Letter from the Director — May 2017

Dear WWW Members,
Ziigwan. (It is spring.) May is Zaagibagaa-giizis, the budding moon, in Ojibwe.

Spring Writes
Work on your writing project with other WWW members on Friday, May 12, 9:30 to noon at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10200 Shelbyville Rd., 40223. Our hostess will be WWW member Susan Bauer. If you would like to serve as a hostess, let us know. We will announce it at the monthly meet and publicize it in the newsletter.

New Member Luncheon
The New Member Luncheon is being changed to a New Member Brunch and moved from Sat. May 13 to Sat., August 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held at Joan Dubay’s house, 1636 Tyler Parkway, Louisville, 40204. We hope to see all WWW members in attendance to honor our new members. And thankfully, we have plenty of them!

WWW June Meeting
Start June off right! Attend the monthly meeting at the Jefferson County Free Public Library, 1250 Bardstown Road, on Thurs., June 1, at 6:30 p.m.

WWW Member Success
WWW member Ann DAngelo’s book, Dark Highway, was listed as a must read by the Courier-Journal. The book is also a finalist for the Foreword Indies award.

Write-A-Thon
Devote a day to writing for a good cause at Louisville’s first Write-A-Thon on May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See http://louisvillestoryprogram.org/projects/louisville-story-programs-first-annual-write-a-thon

Spalding Workshop
Award-winning Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson will lead a workshop for creative writers with Spalding University’s low-residency MFA in writing program. The workshop lasts May 28, through June 1, during the program’s spring residency. Contact Karen Mann at mfa@spalding.edu or 502-873-4399.

Save the September Date
WWW will hold an interactive workshop, Mon., Sept. 11, with Sue Kelly Ballard. She is a Boone family descendant and wrote the historical fiction Rebecca Boone’s Story.

October Retreat
The board is applying to have our fall retreat at the Hopscotch House in October. As soon as we have a date, we will let you know!

May Readers
Our visitors were Sherry Emery and Marty Hoover from New Albany, Ind. and former journalist Jessica Stevens from Louisville. We had three May readers. A cool granny and memories of a good grandfather charmed us.
Kim Snead – I’m the Coolest Grandma
Diane Cruze – My Grandpa’s Hands
Selene Phillips – 29 Below

After viewing Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and listening to Don McLean’s Starry Starry Night as inspiration, we wrote about art, artists, the creative process, or whatever moved us.

Happy spring!

Selene Phillips
Director, Women Who Write

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