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Letter from the Director — March 2017

Dear WWW Members,

March is Onaabani-giizis or the snow crusted moon. Ojibwe is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. There are over 40 ways to describe snow. In Louisville, hopefully snow will not keep you from attending the upcoming great WWW events. Hope to see you at the WWW meeting on Thurs., March 2, the Winter Write on Fri., Mar. 10, and our Spring Rejuvenation for Writers Conference on Sat., April 1.

 

 

WWW March Meeting

Come to the monthly meeting at the Jefferson County Free Public Library, 1250 Bardstown Road, on Thurs., March 2 at 6:30.

 

 

The Kentucky Women’s Book Festival

WWW is a sponsor of the 11th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival on Sat., Mar. 4. Local authors from a variety of genres, including adult fiction, poetry, cookbooks, and novels, will be on hand. Featured authors or presenters include Kim Michele Richardson, Tajuana “TJ” Butler, Kathleen Driskell, Ronnie Lundy, Nana Lampton, Pat Town, Gwenda Bond, Marie Bradby, Annette Cable, and Susan Reigler. Contact Peggy Grimes mfgrimes02@gmail.com or https://louisville.edu/womenscenter/our-programs/kwbf.

 

 

Winter Writes

We wrote and watched birds at February’s second Winter Write. Debbie Chartoff was a great hostess! Email Joan Dubay, at jdubay@gmail.com, to reserve a spot for a Winter Write on Fri., Mar. 10, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Winter Writes are member-only events. Join fellow WWW members to work on one of your writing projects for a spell.

 

 

Spring Rejuvenation for Writers

The Sixth Annual WWW Writer’s Conference: Spring Rejuvenation for Writers, will be held on Sat., April 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, which is located on 44-acres at 3000 Technology Avenue, New Albany, IN 47150. The interactive conference will provide a quiet place for inspiration. Bring your project, laptop, and notes. You will have opportunities to talk with other writers. Adult men and women are encouraged to participate.

The $40 fee for WWW members and $45 for non-members includes two structured workshops, lunch, a nature tour, and Wi-Fi. Space is limited to the first 50. The facility has a 1¼-mile walking trail, four ponds, and native plantings. Nancy Gall-Clayton will explain dialogue, and Deirdre Scaggs will explain how to write about family recipes. See the WWW website for details. To volunteer to help with the conference, please contact Terri Lindsey at terri.lindsey@jefferson.kyschools.us. See the WWW website for optional advanced workshop assignments. http://womenwhowrite.com.

Workshop 1: Let’s Talk: Writing Dialogue Across Genres. Dialogue is essential to fiction and memoir writing. Good dialogue moves plots forward. Explore techniques for writing dialogue, no matter your genre. Nancy Gall-Clayton tells stories with dialogue for plays, fiction, and non-fiction. The Looking for Lilith Theatre Company commissioned her to write a play inspired by a female Civil War physician. Gall-Clayton belongs to the Cherokee Roundtable, Dramatists Guild, and International Centre for Women Playwrights.

Workshop 2: From the Historic Kitchen to Yours: Crafting a Personal Narrative from Family Recipes. Sharing meals creates memories, carries tradition, and demonstrates customs. Explore what recipes reveal about your family. Learn techniques for researching recipes. Participants will do cookbook research and write about a family recipe. Archivist, gardener, and photographer Deirdre A. Scaggs is the associate dean of the Special Collections Research Center and director of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University. She authored The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook and Women in Lexington. Her grandmother cooked without recipes in Kentucky. Scaggs learned the importance of shared meals, canning vegetables, and bacon grease. She lives in Lexington with her son Dean.

 

 

February Workshop

WWW member Bonnie Jean Feldkamp unlocked our memories for writing. Her workshop Emotional Honesty: How to Write Personal Experiences When Some of the Details Are Fuzzy prepared us to write about personal experiences. Thanks Bonnie!

 

 

Opportunities

Lucas Aykroyd is launching a $1,000 scholarship for women pursuing degrees in journalism, creative writing, or literature in the U.S. and Canada. Aykroyd is an award-winning travel and sports writer based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Geographic Traveler. Deadline is April 30.

http://www.lucasaykroyd.com/scholarships

What should you write about? See a free e-book sampler of previous winning stories at: www.tales2inspire.com/contest. Scroll down for submission details, guidelines, and the “What’s In It For You” rewards. Lois W. Stern, Creator of Tales2Inspire ‘Authors Helping Authors’ Project/Contest

 

 

Warren Publishing Call for Submissions

Warren Publishing is accepting submissions for fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, historical fiction, YA, art and coffee table books, and children’s books. There’s no need for an invitation or agent representation, although they ask that all manuscripts are edited and polished. Warren is a hybrid publishing company in Charlotte, N.C. For nearly 30 years, Warren incorporates a five-step publishing process to take authors from visualization through worldwide online and retail placement. Our process is proven by our award-winning titles, quick turnarounds, and the accolades of others. Our work has won awards, including the Garland P. Stout Publishing Award for Excellence in Publishing. See the submissions tab at www.warrenpublishing.net, or call 980-265-2336. Please note that Warren is a family-friendly publisher and will not accept erotica or “non-PG” submissions. Warren Publishing, 3440 Toringdon Way, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28277, 980-265-2336, warrenpublish@gmail.com, Warrenpublishing.net

 

Selene Phillips
Director, Women Who Write

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