September 17, 2021

The year seems to be flying by, and the list of writing events, classes, and conferences doesn’t seem to be slowing. Among them are the weekly Monday morning write-ins I run for the Pequot Library, and the WritersMic evening coming up on Tuesday evening, September 21. Check the events page on this blog for details….

August 23, 2021

I love the fact that there are so many opportunities for writers, which is why I try to include as much as I can in these posts. Here’s the second part of the August update. Feel free to add any information of your own in the comments. The Westport Library continues to offer its popular…

August 19, 2021

Our August meeting was full of interesting people and useful ideas, as usual. We even had one attendee from Bangla Desh! The joy of Zoom is that it allows people to join us from anywhere. We covered a number of topics, and some of the events I mentioned have short deadlines, so read on for…

July 21, 2021

What a great group we had today! We were able to help an author new to self-publishing with ideas for making things go more smoothly, inspire those who were feeling stuck to get writing again, and generally encourage each other. Here’s a summary of what we discussed. Meet sister writing duo Liv Constantine this Thursday,…

July 12, 2021

Zoom has brought home to me that none of us is an island, and we are an international community of writers. Among my new Zoom friends of 2020, I count Canadian Suzanne Craig-Whytock, author of  Smile, The Dome. Her next novel The Seventh Devil, and short story collection Feasting Upon the Bones, are due to be published…

June 21, 2021

In addition to the events and resources I mentioned last week, members of the Writers Rendezvous had a number of useful things to share. Janet Luongo (Rebellion 1967) mentioned The Bay Area Book Festival, based in San Francisco, whose last featured event is an interesting talk on memoir on June 24, from 7-8pm. Entitled What…

June 17, 2021

We had another great meeting on Wednesday, where we discussed, for the first time in ages, some live events for writers. There are still plenty of virtual events, and I suspect many will remain so, because they enable people to access events far from where they live, without the time and expense involved in travel….