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…

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…

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…

September 17, 2020

Thank you to the members who persevered to get into the meeting when I had a Zoom fail this month. On the plus side, we were a select group, which gave us a chance to talk things over. Feeling overwhelmed by the current situation seemed to be a theme, so it was nice to have…

August 20, 2020

Thanks to everyone who came to the Zoom meetings of our WritersMic and Writers’ Rendezvous this week. I was delighted to welcome some out-of-state members too. It’s one of the reasons I like Zoom and hope we’ll keep using it. Congratulations to member Libby Waterford, on the publication of her second novel in a series…

July 16, 2020

I’ve always thought that living here in Connecticut, we’re blessed with almost unlimited resources for writers. Nowadays, with so many meetings and events held on Zoom and similar platforms, distance is no bar to attending whatever you want. I’ve been making the most of this, joining write-in meetings with writers in California, Texas, The Carolinas,…

June 21, 2020

I’m always happy when members of the WritersMic and the Rendezvous are published for the first time. Tom Cowen came to read at last month’s WritersMic, and his moving article has just been published in The Good Men Project. It shines a different light on Father’s Day. Read it here. Back to writer events coming…

May 21, 2020

We had another great Zoom meeting yesterday. I love seeing new people, as well as the usual suspects. This is a strange time for us all, but I see many positives coming out of it – in particular the creative ways in which writing and publishing are being supported. Check below for excellent online events…