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April 25, 2022

It’s National Poetry Month, and on Sunday, April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, The Poet’s Salon organized a celebration at the Fairfield Library. In addition to members Alison McBain and Ed Ahern, who organized the event, panelists included Laurel K. Peterson, William P. Hayden, and Janet Krauss. The open mic was excellent, as was the wonderful Jonathan…

April 21, 2022

First of all, I want to congratulate my friends and the many members of the Writers Rendezvous who placed in the Connecticut Press Club Awards, who announced the winners this month. Among them were: Carol Leonetti Dannhauser, Nancy McMillan, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Elizabeth Keyser, Megan Smith-Harris, Veronique Klemow, Barbara Anne King, Mitzy Sky, Marlou Newkirk and…

April 1, 2022

Maggie Smith’s debut novel, Truth and Other Lies was published on March 8 and concerns three women trying to find their way amid major life changes. They’re of different ages with different backgrounds and secrets that may hold them back. Their stories are artfully woven together and challenge the reader to decide what’s allowable when…

March 24, 2022

My friend Jill Hannah Anderson‘s latest novel, A Life Unraveled, was published this week, and I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy. This book is a combination of women’s fiction and mystery, and kept me guessing. The mystery hinges around the violent attack perpetrated on Lily (the main character) for no apparent reason….

March 18, 2022

We had a great get-together on Wednesday, and members raised several topics of interest to writers at all stages of their career. Here are some of the highlights. Carol Dannhauser, founder of the Fairfield County Writers Studio, runs ongoing classes in writing to prompts and creative writing. New online classes are starting soon with Victoria…

March 16, 2022

Randye Kaye’s latest book is called Happier Made Simple: Choose Your Words. Change Your Life, and it’s as good as its word. She describes it as being for those of us who are too antsy to meditate, dropped out of yoga, and failed Daily-Gratitude-Lists 101.  I loved this very user-friendly book about making one’s life…

March 4, 2022

Sarahlyn Bruck is the author of the award-winning Daytime Drama (2021), about a daytime soap opera star whose life threatens to fall apart when the network cancels her show. This second novel was described by Kirkus Reviews as “a fun, frothy tale that will leave readers excited for a sequel.” Sounds like a perfect read when you…

February 21, 2022

Today’s post contains a conference and a slew of writing contests that will help you get some international recognition. Many of them are for flash and micro fiction (100 words, sometimes called drabbles). And there’s a First Sentence contest – one way to get your elevator pitch… And then there’s the huge New York conference…

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