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…

July 21, 2022

This week’s Writers Rendezvous was our first real attempt at a hybrid meeting – both in person and on Zoom – since the pandemic began, courtesy of the Westport Library. Nine of us came in person (including some newcomers) and four showed up on Zoom! It was great to see people I’d never met IRL…

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…

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….

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….

February 18, 2021

The Writers Rendezvous this month welcomed several new members, and ran into extra time because we had so much to talk about. I’m going to start this update with events and contests that have upcoming deadlines, and leave the more general information for part two of the post. First, the Bridgeport History Center at the…

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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