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…

December 17, 2020

In spite of a gray day during which many people were out running holiday errands before the predicted foot of snow began to fall, nine people showed up for the Writers’ Rendezvous. This gave us a chance to discuss some ideas in more depth than we usually have time for. We covered flash fiction, whether…

November 19, 2020

We had a great meeting yesterday, with contributions from everyone who attended. People are getting things done in the writing sphere. Maybe not quite as much as they’d like to, but making progress all the same. Kudos to them all for persevering when there’s so much else to think about. On Thursday evening, November 19,…

December 20, 2017

He had another good meeting, with friends old and new, thanks to our hosts, the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio in Westport. Those who weren’t there missed home-baked cookies provided by Kristin Ball. Thanks, Kristin! I’m starting with the closest deadline this month, and moving on to some of the plethora of writing activities we’re lucky…

September 23, 2016

We had our usual great meeting. I’m always amazed at how, in spite of being unscripted, we learn new things, meet new friends and feel good after. If you think you might want to start your own, let me know and I’ll be happy to give you some pointers. On Saturday, October 8, from 10-12.30pm,…

August 18, 2016

Welcome to the August update from the Westport Writers’ Rendezvous. First up, here’s news from the Westport Library and the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio. The FCWS is working with the Westport Library to create a new program called Westport Writes, designed to guide writers through all stages of writing and publishing. They’ll be offering talks,…

February 20, 2016

Another great meeting last Wednesday of the Westport Writers Rendezvous – thanks, everyone! We covered quite a bit of ground, and here are the highlights: First, I had to congratulate our own Alex McNab, whose query letter was one of the three selected to be passed on to Sourcebooks and Penguin. The contest was organized…

November 30, 2015

It was great seeing both old and new faces last Wednesday at our November Westport Writers’ Rendezvous. We had a record number of attendees (22), and plenty to talk about, with good ideas coming from all directions. Here are some of them: For those of you wrestling with disorganized longer projects, these are the online…