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We enjoyed meeting you at Books in Bloom and hope to see you again soon. Visit our website at for more info about specific workshops. If we have your name incorrect, please let us know.
This Thursday
Rebecca Returns! This Thursday May 22 is the 2nd in the 3-session series on Memoir.
If you would like to take this series but didn't sign up before, we're starting a list for another series beginning later in the summer.
Rebecca's presentation begins at 3 pm, for those already enrolled in this series.

Dinner will be at 5 pm.  Everyone not taking the Memoir class should come at 5 p.m. for our usual Writers' Night Out gathering.

We will have a sandwich board with Linda's homemade whole wheat cranberry bread and smoked turkey. Bring chips, cookies, and sandwich fixings.  NEW VISITORS WELCOME!!

Discussion  Alison will present some guidelines on the critiquing process and how we can best help one another during the weekly discussions of our work. 
May 31  
Learn How To Do Cool Writing Stuff for Free!

Kelly Madigan has a reputation. A reputation for knowing how to find wonderful writing experiences without paying for them.
Kelly is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. She has been awarded residencies at JentelBrush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has won contests and received grants, and now she will share her knowledge with you.

Kelly's workshop from 2-4 pm on May 31 is entitled:
It’s Not Who You Know: Tips for Publishing and Winning Prizes. 

She'll give you lots of advice on how you can access some of these wonderful opportunities. You'll be glad that you know her!
May 31
Share Your Wisdom in a Self-Help or How-To Book
It's called Prescriptive Nonfiction, and it is the best-selling category of books because it includes not only how to do something mechanical or artistic, but how to improve yourself or how to find enlightenment or how to thrive in life.
Kelly Madigan, author of Getting Sober: A Practical Guide to Making it Through the First 30 Days, published by McGraw-Hill, will teach you how to turn your hard-won wisdom into articles, essays, and books. 10 - noon on May 31.  $20

Kelly Madigan is an accomplished poet and essayist whose work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies such as Best New Poets 2007, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, Calyx, Natural Bridge and elsewhere. (For a comprehensive list of her publications, go to the Nebraska Center for Writers.)
PLANTING DAY:  Village Writers Get It Done
Our streetside beds BLOOMED last Thursday as the women rolled up their sleeves. The guys arrived in time for the sandwiches.


Addendum:  Ken mulched on Monday, so he's raised the bar on male participation.
Thanks to all the Village Writers who helped out at our tent at Books in Bloom, (including Greg and Ken who really were there but managed to avoid the photo).



It's not too early to register for this writing adventure.
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Every Thursday Evening   5 - 7
First Thursday at CARIBE
All Other Thursdays at the Village Writing School

May 22 - 2nd of Memoir Series with Rebecca Mahoney

May 22 - Writers' Night Out

May 25 - 
Roundelay: Poetry/Flash Fiction

May 29 - Writers' Night Out

May 31 - Writing a Self-Help How-To Book
May 31 - Tips for Publishing & Winning Prizes

June 22 - Tales of the South Oral Storytelling Workshop with Paula Morell

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