Jessie will prepare an appetizing menu fromAustralia where they enjoy summer during our winter.
Writers' Night Out The program - a special wild surprise!
See you at 5 pm.
From the Director . . .
The New(Writer) You
As baby boomers redefine what it means to be a "senior," there is a lot of discussion about "redefining" your life, the "next phase," etc. This is not only a question for newly retired people. The fact is, anyone can "redefine" his life at any point.
There is, however, a metamorphosis that occurs as we transition from old ways of thinking about our purpose, goals, etc., to new ways. This transition period is as individual as the people going through it. It may be long or short, easy or more difficult.
My own transition period began when I reached my mid-fifties and realized that if I were ever going to become a writer, my lifelong dream, I'd better get started. I discovered that there were all sorts of "life" tweaks that had to be performed at every level, from my relationships with family and friends, to my relationship with material things, to my understanding of myself.
For decades I had accepted the responsibility for everyone's happiness. I felt that whether or not they had a good holiday was proportional to how well I cleaned, decorated, shopped and cooked. Whatever I did was never enough, and I never felt satisfied. At last, I realized two things: 1) my own lack of self-worth was driving me—not my family's true needs, and 2) the reason that lack existed was that I was not pursuing my own dreams.
Identifying those dreams and making a plan to achieve them is what this Saturday's workshop is all about. To help you begin or complete your metamorphosis to an authentic creative life that satisfies your deepest artistic calling. Quk Tips
Pub Ops On Writing
Arts & Letters
Three prizes of $1000 each and publication in Arts & Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Deadline is March 31.
David grew up to be a senior firefighter for the US Forest Service. But, in elementary school, he carried a notebook to interview his classmates. An avid journaler since college, David plans to restructure his journals as a firefighter and a spiritual seeker into a memoir. David attends our workshops and is a regular at Writers' Night Out , describing himself as "a monstrous fan of this extraordinary VWS community."
Around Our Villages
A packed house in Rogers as Kenzie explains the subtleties of subtext.
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