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Newsletter: 13/9/4: Write Group meeting 7 pm today

Hi everyone,

It’s that time again. A new school year, a new year of Write Group meetings. I really hope you all had a wonderful Summer and are eager to continue writing and meeting again.

The school year pounced on us way too fast. Our first Write Group meeting is actually today, Wednesday, September 4, at 7:00 pm. As usual, we are meeting in the Council Chamber of the Tofield Town Office (library building).

If you have not been to one of our meetings, but wanted to meet us and see what we do, choose to attend this year. Tonight is a great day to begin.

We meet for two hours once a month to share what we write; to encourage and support each other; to discuss contests, conferences and writing; and receive homework … huh, huh, huh. Each month we will have a prompt to inspire our writing juices. This year we will likely take turns coming up with the prompt.

This month’s prompt is deceptively simple. It is inspired by a poem and can be written as fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Prompt 1 is Why a writer? I look forward to your responses come our second meeting on October 2.

In addition, the Don’t Hibernate Fair is on Thursday, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Tofield Town Hall (where Friday markets and dinners, and vaccinations are served). We will be manning a table at the Fair as usual, hoping to attract more writers, poets and novelists, and let them know that we have a writing club here.

Finally, we have an online presence, which you can access through our Google+ homepage. New contests and events (mostly for September and October) are listed in our wiki. But don’t just count on our wiki and my newsletters. Come out to one of our meetings and enjoy what we all love: writing and camaraderie.

I will write a more formal welcome after the Don’t Hibernate Fair. While you eagerly wait, I look forward to meeting you tonight in the Tofield Town Office and perhaps tomorrow night in the Tofield Town Hall.

I hope you all had a great Labour Day long weekend and a great first day of school (for the teachers and students among us) and opening day of Tour of Alberta.

See you tonight. Keep writing,
Shawn

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