A Community of Writers                                              Issue #32  February 18, 2014
The Village View
A Publication of The Village Writing School

Are you sure that your sentences, the important building blocks of story, are the BEST they can be? 

Do you tend to create sentences that all sound the same or follow the same pattern?

Do you know how to utilize figurative language to raise your story to another level of meaning and literary ambition?
Our workshop, The Word and the Sentence, will have you creating colorful, varied, evocative sentences by the end of the day.
THIS Saturday, 9-4, at our building. Register online at ASAP.
March 1

Subtext, High Events, & Closings
Fayetteville Writers:  Seated left to right- Dana Reynolds, Laurie Marshall, Kate Lacy. Standing L to R- Nancy Hartney, Brenda Baskin, Laurie Reichart, Derek Grimes. Not shown- Sara Chance.
WELCOME Fayetteville Writers!!

The new Village Writing School writers' circle met on Sunday at the Fayetteville library. Seven talented writers turned out, and two more joined later.

We were so happy to reunite with Derek, who used to live at HI and now works in IT at U of A. 
This circle will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1 pm.
Pass the word to any NWA writers that you know.
Are You a Boat Floater?
Alison Taylor-Brown
For much of my life, I read articles or heard talks about building "community," or a "culture of community," and I would think, what a bunch of b.s.  Whether it was my neighborhood, my church, or some social or civic group I was "trying out," I always felt marginalized and not a real part of it.  READ MORE

What the Team Has Meant to Me
Alice French

I grew up in orchestras and in plays. As a young person, I was always a part of a team. We created things together. Teamwork is an essential part of my happiness.  READ MORE

Writers Night Out

Thursdays 5 - 7 pm

No speaker this time. It will be all about US. We'll chat about what we're writing, what we're learning, what we like, and what we'd like to change. Bring something you've written to read aloud, if you want. SOUP and homemade bread from Cravings.
This Week's Items in Our Virtual Thrift Shop

A Clive Cussler fan has donated the complete set of hardback novels written by Cussler before he began co-writing and using ghost writers. 25 novels in all, with dust jackets. And we'll throw in eight paperback Cussler and friend. Highest bid starting at $45.  

Two Norman Rockwell prints, matted and ready to frame. Colors are good--the faded side is Alison's photography.
Both for $5.
Support your writing school and save money, too!
Email Alison to make your purchase.
Have items to donate? Send a pic to Alison.
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Calendar is updated weekly.

This Week in the Citizen

Alison's Column

Village Writer
Tandy Belt
"Lost Trace, Arkansas"
Feb 22 or March 15 - The Word and the Sentence
March 1 or April 19 - Subtext, High Events, Closings
March 2 - Fayetteville Writing Circle
March 7 - Writing Circles
March 8 - Writing Circles

March 15 - The Word and the Sentence
March 16 - Fayetteville Writing Circle
March 22 or May/June (TBA) - Self-Editing  
March 23 - Sunday Roundelay
April 4 - Writing Circles
April 5 - Writing Circles
April 6 - 
Fayetteville Writing Circle
April 13 - Sunday Roundelay 
April 19 - Subtext, High Events, Closings
April 20 - Fayetteville Writing Circle
April 25 - Writing Circles
April 26 - Writing Circles

April 27 - Sunday Roundelay

May or June - Self-Editing
May 3 - Pat Carr, Short Story
For more information or to register for any workshop, contact Alison at or 479 292-3665.
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