December 26, 2022

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, since I’m sure you’re still recovering from the recent festivities, and gearing up for New Year’s. Member Alison McBain (The New Empire) regularly compiles a list of poetry-reading events and places to submit your poetry. If you’re a poet, you need to subscribe to her newsletter,…

November 17, 2022

Thanks to everyone who was at Wednesday’s Writers Rendezvous, for your input and helpful suggestions for other writers. There are a number of events happening tonight, so I’ll start with them. Gwen Hernandez, author of Scrivener for Dummies and host of many online Scrivener workshops, is running some new ones in November/December. One of the…

August 18, 2022

Our second hybrid meeting introduced us to some new members, which produced some interesting topics of conversation. The attack on author Salman Rushdie was one such. In response to the attack, PEN America, the New York Public Library, and Penguin Random House are organizing a demonstration on the steps of the NYPL to support free…

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…

April 26, 2021

Hello again! There are plenty of things going on for writers right now. One of them is that WordPress did something to my site, and spoiled the look of it. 😕 I’ll get it fixed, but didn’t want to delay this post. So, apologies if it looks odd. The content should be fine 🙂 The…

April 22, 2021

I love seeing my writing friends at the Writers’ Rendezvous meeting. Yesterday’s was no exception. It’s good to hear how people are doing, whether they’ve started writing again, sent out their first or hundredth submission, or are looking for suggestions for solving a writing or publishing problem. I always feel energized afterward. Here are some…

March 10, 2021

Internationally published poet and short fiction writer Edward Ahern has an output I have long given up trying to emulate. When he arrives at the Writers Rendezvous and I ask him what he’s done in the previous month, I know he’ll have not only written but submitted (and had accepted) a huge number of pieces….

January 21, 2021

Since yesterday was Inauguration Day, we had a smaller number of writers than usual, but that included some new members, which gave us a chance to get to know each other. I’m still loving the way Zoom meetings can expand my horizons, so I can meet people who would be unlikely to show up in…

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