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Become a Real Person to Agents and Editors
"It's not what book I want to see come across my desk," Daniela Rapp, Senior Acquisitions Editor for St. Martin's Press, said in a speech she gave at the Ozark Creative Writers' Conference in 2012. "It's not what book, it's WHO." Ms. Rapp went on to explain that editors are looking for a person who is ready to be published, a person who is marketable, a person with a platform.

Imagine your query letter including a link to the uTube clip of your reading one of your great stories to a live audience on a syndicated radio program. Suddenly, you become a real person and not just a query letter. Suddenly, your potential as a published writer giving readings and speeches becomes obvious. Suddenly, you are seen as a serious writer who knows how to get his story out to the world.

Having your story selected for Tales from the South will give you that link. And it's fun! Hear some live stories here. 

Learn to craft the story Tales is seeking. Become the person the editors are seeking.

Don't let the train leave without you. Seats are going fast! 

June 22
1-4 pm in the train car at
st & Poplar in historic Rogers.
This Thursday,  Writers' Night Out   will feature a taco bar. Bring your own work to read, a book review, or something else you want to share.

Join us as we forge the most awesome writing community EVER.  

Village Writers~~Stronger and Better Together
Levi Rex, age almost 11, is a frequent visitor to the Village Writing School. Levi helps out around here, and he may sit in on some workshops. What a cool name for an author!
Make the tale live for us in all its many bearings, O Muse.  -- Homer
Thurs Night Music
Dr. Fred Mayer introduced us to Saradevi, his prized Viola d'Amore, and Kate Lucariello joined him on violin, with a program of Baroque music. 

Full House
The concert was quite a change for our Thursday evenings. And, the soup was good, too!

Welcome Newcomers
Phyllis Popplewell and Verne Rudebusch Eureka Springs visited Thursday night. We welcome you and hope you'll come back frequently.

Building Update

Window boxes and shutters went up this week, thanks to Mike Gibson and his crew.

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Every Thursday Evening--5 - 7--at the Village Writing School

 June 15 - Fayetteville Writing Circle

June 19 - Writers' Night Out

June 22 - Tales of the South Oral Storytelling Workshop with Paula Morell
June 26 - Writers' Night Out

June 26 - Memoir Workshop with Rebecca Mahoney

July 12 - Infinite Choices: Character Driven-Stories*

Aug 9 - Framing Love Scenes & Other Major Scenes*

Sept 20 - Vision & Voice*

Oct 4 - Marian Szczepanski
  • Point of View & Narrative Distance (a.m.)
  • My Book's Journey Before & After Publication (p.m.)
Nov 1 - Catherine Ann JonesHeal Yourself Through Writing

*Pat Carr, Program Coordinator

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