Darren Cormier is Guest Thurs                              Issue #27  January 14, 2014
The Village View
A Publication of The Village Writing School
Writers' Night Out to Feature Two Speakers
This Thursday, the Village Writing School welcomes Jonathan Penton, founder of the multimedia print anthology Unlikely Stories and the online literary journal  He is also managing editor for Fulcrum, and founded Acadiana Wordlab, a literary drafting workshop in Lafayette, LA.
The evening will also feature Darren Cormier, a Bostan-based writer and editor with Pearson Press. Darren writes and publishes flash and microfiction.  

Veggie chili will be available for $3 or bring a snack.  The informal evening begins at 5 pm at 177 Huntsville Road. (See for exact map.)  Anyone interested in writing is invited to come discuss poetry, short fiction, and publishing with our guests.
Twitterstories Author to Return This Week

Darren Cormier will be visiting from Wednesday to Sunday of this week. Some of us attended Darren's reading last year of his book of twitterstories entitled "A Little Soul."
Darren has an MFA in fiction, graduating in Alison's class at Southern New Hampshire University. He works for Pearson Press, the world's leading education publisher. Pearson's curriculum materials and multimedia learning tools educate millions of people worldwide, from pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification. Pearson owned Penguin until last summer, when they merged it with Random House.

Darren is looking forward to meeting more Village Writers and visiting with them about their work.
All Workshops are FREE for High School Students in 2014.

First workshop of the new year is January 18.
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Mark Your Calendar

The Five Core Curriculum Workshops will be taught, one per month, on the third Saturday of each month, starting January 18.

They will also be taught in a quick blitz on the following Saturdays:  Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 22, March 1, March 22. The material will be the same on either date, and all Core workshops will last from 9-4.

Each workshop is $45 (or $200  for five) for the first time you take it and $10 each to revie
w it.  

***See full 2014 Village Writing School Calendar below. Full description of each workshop on our website.
New Village Project

Step # 1 -Rebecca Mahoney is going to teach a workshop from New Hampshire via Skype on how to write a feature article. The ability to write a feature article will help us get more publications under our belts.

Step #2 - Village Writers will choose a local business* to write about in a feature article.

Step #3 - Alison will work with us to polish and publish our stories. We will submit them to at least five publications.

This all starts the afternoon of Feb. 6. Read more details in this week's Citizen. We'll talk about it Thursday night. It's a true VILLAGE project!

*Guidelines for business selection will be provided.
Secret Note from Editor Alice
(Shhh. Alison doesn't know I'm putting this in.)
A couple of Village Writers have generously brought in some additional supplies for all to use. If you'd like to join this "trend," here are some of the consumables we all use when we drop by the school:

Paper towels, toilet tissue, facial tissue, coffee sugars and creamers, napkins, good printer paper, pens & pencils, cleaning supplies . . . You get the idea. Look around and see what's needed. Or, pay attention to what you personally use, and think about a donation. Once or twice a year. That's all.
2 0 1 4     C A L E N D A R
Jan 14
Jan 18

Feb 1 or 15
Feb 6 
Feb 8  
Feb 15
Feb 22 or Mar 15

March 1 or April 19
March 8
March 15
March 22 or May/June (TBA)

April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26

May or June
Writers' Night Out
The First Page & Character 9-4

Dialogue & Setting 9-4
Feature Writing - Rebecca Mahoney 3-5 ($20)
Writing Circles
Dialogue and Setting  9-4
The Word and the Sentence
Subtext, High Events, Closings
Writing Circles
The Word and the Sentence

Writing Circles

Subtext, High Events, Closings
Writing Circles

For more information or to register for any workshop, contact Alison at or 479 292-3665.
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Editor: Alice French
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