Cancelled This Week: Writers Night Out                             Issue #34 March 4, 2014
The Village View
A Publication of The Village Writing School
The Flu has Laid us Low!
Since several of us are sick, we have decided to spare the rest of you and cancel all activities at the school this week.  
Our next gathering will be Writers' Night Out on March 13.
Don't Miss our Fun Night Out Together on SundayMARCH 16 when we go to Springdale to hear our own Linda Hebert read her story at Tales from the South's taping at the Art Center of the Ozarks. This will be a fun evening that includes local musicians playing southern blues/jazz and a "Southern Sunday Night Supper." All for a $25 ticket! Bring spouses and friends! We will carpool from our building, so you don't even have to find your way. 
But you do have to order your ticket. Click here.
DON'T WAIT! SEATING IS LIMITED and they have many members with season tickets. So we need to get ours ASAP.

Not only will we have fun and support Linda, but you can get a clue how Tales from the South works so that you can submit your own story. 
Feature Stories are Rolling Out!!
We kick off our series of features on local businesses with this week's story in the Citizen on Eureka Thyme by Village Writer Nancy Grosella.  
If you're dillydallying over your story, it's time to get a move on.
There are a couple of interesting businesses that have asked to be featured that do not have a writer. If you didn't get involved at the beginning but would like to jump in now, it's not too late. Alison still has handouts from Rebecca's workshop and will help you get started. Just email her for more info.
Although John and Nancy Grosella only moved to Holiday Island at the end of 2013, Nancy wasted no time in jumping in with both feet to our Village Writing Community. The Grosellas attend Writers' Night Out often, and we're always happy to see their sweet faces. Nancy has taken several workshops, attended the poetry roundelays, and plunged into Feature Writing. She says she has wanted to write a book for a long time but didn't know how to begin. Now she thinks she can begin. . .and finish!
The Grosellas are both artists in clay, and their work will be featured at Eureka Thyme on April 12.
If you missed our workshop, The Word and the Sentence, it's not too late!  It will be offered for the last time this year on Saturday, March 15.
  • Are you sure that your sentences, the important building blocks of story, are the BEST they can be? 
  • Do you tend to create sentences that all sound the same or follow the same pattern?
  • Do you know how to utilize figurative language to raise your story to another level of meaning and literary ambition?
The Word and the Sentence will have you creating colorful, varied, evocative sentences by the end of the day.

Register online at
Kate Lucariello, editor with Rust Publications, coached ten Village Writers on the tips and tricks of Feature Writing at last week's Writers' Night Out. Kate gave us some good insights into writing local pieces. Thanks Kate! 
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This Week in the Citizen

Alison's Column
"You Can't Keep a Good Poodle Down"

Village Writer
Shirley Lamberson
"Life and Unexpected Opportunities"
March 13 - Writers Night Out
March 15 - The Word and the Sentence
March 16 - Fayetteville Writing Circle
March 22 or May/June (TBA) - Self-Editing  
March 23 - Sunday Roundelay
April 4 - Writing Circles
April 5 - Writing Circles
April 6 - 
Fayetteville Writing Circle
April 13 - Sunday Roundelay 
April 19 - Subtext, High Events, Closings
April 20 - Fayetteville Writing Circle
April 25 - Writing Circles
April 26 - Writing Circles

April 27 - Sunday Roundelay

May or June - Self-Editing
May 3 - Pat Carr, Short Story
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