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Letter from the Director – November 2016




Dear Writers,

November and Thanksgiving is a good time for reflection. For some, it provides quiet, a lull before the stormy season of consumerism and celebration. Here’s what’s going on in the world of WWW.

Guest Speaker November 3

UofL library professor Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., will speak on copyright law and licensing at the next WWW meeting. Don’t be late! He will start at 6:30 p.m. We will hold a short meeting and have readings after Buttler’s talk.

Writer’s Block Festival

We would love to show you off. If you have a book or publication to display at the Writer’s Block Festival, please bring it to the Nov. 3, WWW meeting. Joan and Selene will promote WWW at the Writer’s Block Festival on Sat., Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Avenue, Louisville. Another option would be to bring your book(s) to sell at our table. You must be present to sell and handle all monetary transaction. See the workshops and keynote speakers at!workshops/c3cm

Call Kim Crum for more information at 502-417-3424.

Kentucky Book Fair

WWW member Ann DAngelo will be at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort on Sat., Nov. 5. Ann will have a table and at 10:00 a.m. be on a panel about the Taylor-Denhardt tragedy in the Green River Room at the Civic Center.

December Meeting

Start December off right with WWW at Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville. Instead of meeting at the library, on Dec. 1, we’ll gather at 6:00 p.m., welcome at 6:25 p.m., and listen to readings of six minutes or less from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Four more readers need to call Kim Crum at 502-417-3424. We now have enough readers for the WWW Bard’s Town event on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 p.m. Thank you readers!

Future Meetings

Library renovation plans have changed. For now, meetings are scheduled at our regular location until April 2017.

WWW Directory

We are preparing a WWW member directory for January 2017, that will include your name, address, phone number, and email. To be included, members must have their dues paid. If you do not want your information to be included, please email Joan Dubay at .

Critique Sheet and New Member Packets

If you are a new member and have not received a new member packet, ask for one at a meeting. A 2017 calendar and an updated critique sheet are available, which we encourage you to read.

Fall Retreat

We ate, coaxed a turtle off the road, saw deer, found a waterfall, read, wrote, and walked the labyrinth at the Hopscotch House. Carolyn Humphrey and Laura Johnsrude organized wonderful meals. Thanks for a job well done!


During a special Oct. 22, WWW meeting, members unanimously voted to update the bylaws. The major change is below.

Every year, during the December meeting, there will be an election of incoming officers who will assume full accountability for their elected positions on January 1. In even years, members will vote on the director, secretary, and treasurer positions. In odd years, members will vote on the associate director and the public relations positions. This will allow for board continuity. The newly elected officers will assume their duties on January 1. Decisions will be determined by a simple majority vote of those members who are present. The board will appoint a nominating committee for future board positions and committees.

Code of Ethics

Cheri Powell, Laura Johnsrude, and Charlotte Roth agreed to work on a committee for a WWW Code of Ethics. Thank you!

Holiday Party

Ho! Ho! Ho! Holly and merriment on Sat., Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m., at Selene’s house, 5730 Moser Knob Road, Floyds Knobs, Ind. Please bring a dish to share and a used book, perhaps wrapped in old newspapers, for a gift exchange game.

WWW Members’ Successes!

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp’s article for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists takes a look at why word counts matter when blogging.

Selene Phillips’ research (“Indians on Our Warpath’: World War II Images of American Indians in Life Magazine, 1937 – 1949,” from American Indians and the Mass Media, ed. Meta G Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012, 34) was cited in Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native American in the Pictorial Press by John M. Coward, p. 4.

The Speed Family Heritage Recipes cookbook, written and published by WWW members, is raising money for the Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville. It commemorates the 200th birthday of the Speed family home, which was visited by Abraham Lincoln. The book relays plantation history and modern ways to create the dishes. Proceeds go to Farmington and is available at Farmington, local gift shops, bookstores,, or

Email publications, awards, events, and successes to .


Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you.


Selene Phillips
Director, Women Who Write


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