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ArkansasGives APRIL 7
ArkansasGives is a fundraising event to benefit non-profit organizations. 
The Village Writing School is participating for the first time.
W H Y   G I V E   T O   U S
In the past two years, we have provided writing resources to an average of more than one hundred NWA residents EVERY MONTH. We have brought in dozens of published writers to lead workshops.
Your donation will help provide exceptional workshop leaders, experienced writing mentors, and community-building experiences for all beginning and experienced writers in the area who wish to improve their craft and be a part of the northwest Arkansas writing community.
H O W   I T   W O R K S
1. Spread the word to all our friends, relatives, and favorite businesses.
2. Ask them to go to ON APRIL 7 to donate to the Village Writing School to help us serve more writers in northwest Arkansas.
3. Your donation on that day counts toward bonus dollars and prize money for the 
Village Writing School

W H E N   Thursday - APRIL 7
Start now sending this link to everyone you know who might support you and other writers. (They don't have to reside in Arkansas.)
Pledge to donate on April 7. 
Gary Guinn
Plotting and Planning
March 26 - 1:00 pm to 4 pm

Dr. Gary Guinn teaches you to find the opening and plot points for your rough draft so you start off on the right foot.

Jones Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's
                  1200 W. Walnut St., Rogers
Cost:         $25


All Writers' Reception

Come Grow Your Tribe

All area writers are invited to a wine and cheese reception to meet and network. We will share social media links and discuss other ways we can support one another. 

Location: Jones Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's 
                 1200 W. Walnut St., Rogers

April 3 - 2:00 pm to whenever
No Admission All writers & aspiring writers welcome.

Lunch with Sanderia Faye
Mourners Bench: A Novel

LUNCH - We want to thank you for your $50 donation to the Village Writing School on April 7 by inviting you to lunch with award-winning Dallas author Sanderia Faye on May 14.

Support the school & talk writing and books with an amazing author. 
W I N     W I N


Social Media Exchange

You want to grow your followers? So do other writers. Our Social Media Exchange can help. If we all support each other, we all benefit.

Like/Follow these links to support writers
and get ideas for your own platform. 

It takes about
30 seconds per writer.

Pamela Foster: FB; Blog; Google +
Marian Szczepanski: FB; Website; Twitter
Timothy Koch: FB; Website & Blog; Goodreads
Sanderia Faye: Website; Twitter

In case you missed last week: 
Steven G. Mann: FBAmazon 
Linda Summersea: FB; Blog; Twitter; Newsletter 
Rita Herrmann: FB; Website & Blog; Twitter;
Jo Lightfoot: Website & Blog; Twitter


The VWS does not endorse content. Authors' opinions are their own.

Gail Larimer

Knock! Knock! Who’s There? 
It’s me.”

Does that answer surprise you? Coming from a devoted grammarian, shouldn’t the answer always be “It’s I”? Well, actually no—at least not according to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Since we were in elementary school, countless schoolmarms have emphasized that a predicate nominative must be expressed in the nominative case. The
pronoun I is in the nominative case and the pronoun me is objective; therefore, the two are not interchangeable. That was the way it was!

But no longer is that the way it is! CMS, the acknowledged authority on American grammar (and the book that sets the guidelines for professional editors), recognizes that language is constantly changing and common usage eventually will override inflexible rules of grammar.

In response to contemporary usage, CMS currently holds that
BOTH “It is I” and “It is me” are acceptable. The book’s editors point out that “It is me” now is considered to be idiomatic and the more “relaxed” choice of words. They even go so far as to state that “It is I” is “strictly grammatical” and even can be considered “stuffy.” So you, as the writer, are free to take your pick. Just be sure not to take things too far.

The above applies when you are using the first person pronouns I and me.
But in no way does such unsettling license extend into the realm of third person pronouns. Correct usage still requires “It is he” (not him) and ”It is she” (not her). Go figure!

See CMS: Glossary of Problematic Words and Phrases, Paragraph 5.220: it is I; it is me.
Eureka Springs  Fayetteville  Rogers/Bentonville  Maumelle/Little Rock   
MARCH 24 Thursday - 5 pm - 7 pm
Writer's Night Out
Eureka Springs

MARCH 26 Saturday - 1 pm - 4 pm
Plotting and Planning with Gary Guinn

APRIL 3 Sunday - Starting at 2 pm
All Writers' Reception
APRIL 5 Tuesday - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers' Night Out with Meg Dendler

APRIL 7 Thursday - 8 am - 8 pm
Arkansas Gives
Starbucks on Walnut, Rogers

APRIL 9 Saturday - 1 pm - 4 pm
Memoir or Novel? with Pat Carr
APRIL 19 Thursday - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers' Night Out with Brenda Turner
APRIL 23 Saturday - 9 am - 4 pm
Self-Editing with Alison Taylor-Brown
Register for any of our upcoming workshops

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a vibrant literary community and to provide resources
for ALL writers who seek to improve their craft.

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