January 13, 2022

Sonya Huber is an award-winning, writer – she writes essays and memoir. Her book Pain Woman Takes Your Keys won two awards, and her latest, Supremely Tiny Acts, is likely to garner more. It’s a book-length memoir essay whose framework takes place over an anxiety-inducing day, but covers a lifetime of other memories, expertly interwoven…

December 20, 2021

Although the year is slowing down, there are still plenty of opportunities for writers. Here are a few to see you through the rest of 2021, and into the New Year. SUBMISSIONS Connecticut publisher Woodhall Press is accepting book submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction until January 1, 2022. Here are the specifics. Scribes MICRO…

December 16, 2021

We tried out our first-ever hybrid Rendezvous this week, with a few brave people turning out in person, and the rest on Zoom. Because I don’t have all the equipment I need to run this perfectly, it was something of an experiment, but those who came in person got the cookies (the delicious chocolate chip…

December 9, 2021

Rendezvous member Alison McBain wrote this post about the value of finding a writing group and how to go about finding one. I know this is something people ask me about all the time, so I hope this will give you some ideas for how to go about it. Writers’ groups can be a touchy…

November 22, 2021

I’m keeping this post short, since Thanksgiving is on our doorstep, and I know you have things to do. Including, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, managing to add words to your novel over the holidays. One thing every writer needs is a place to write. And one close to me is the Fairfield County Story Lab,…

November 19, 2021

We had another wonderful Rendezvous on Wednesday, with a number of questions raised, and hopefully answered, about critique groups, self-publishing, and more. And I was able to tell people about several upcoming writing events that are worth a writer’s time – some free and some relatively inexpensive. Check them out below. Have you been wanting…

October 24, 2021

I attended the Connecticut Literary Festival on Saturday, and met the professor from Southern Connecticut State University who’s in charge of their MFA program.  He told me that according to Connecticut state statute, senior citizens (62 and over) can take college classes and earn a degree tuition-free.  I mention this because it’s a way to…

October 21, 2021

I always enjoy hosting the Writers Rendezvous, particularly when members have good news to report. This month, member MarLou Newkirk was able to announce that her book of poetry, This and That and an Ice Cream Sundae: Reflections in poems from life at 86  is finally out and available for purchase. Such an amazing and…