September 18, 2023

Apparently, Fall is the time for book festivals and events. Here are a just few of the ones happening in Connecticut. The list is followed by a class for those interested in publishing a book, and some contests, places to submit, and more. The Connecticut Book Festival will be taking place in West Hartford on…

June 25, 2023

Here’s the rest of this month’s information, including Connecticut write-ins, a couple of conferences and some free help for writers. The Fairfield County Writers’ Group runs regular in-person write-ins for writers at various locations around Fairfield County. The meetings provide a great opportunity to sit with other writers and write. There’s time to network afterward,…

November 21, 2022

Hi again – here’s the second set of updates for November – The Westport Writers Workshop is hosting a Holiday Fundraiser to support their Outreach & Scholarship Programs, which provide free or sponsored workshops to underserved communities (veterans, literacy programs, etc.). Join them in person at the workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 7-9pm. Click…

September 26, 2022

Well, folks, Local Author Day at the Woodbury Library on Saturday was a lot of fun! I met some lovely authors and delightful readers and attended some excellent panels for writers. If next Saturday’s Connecticut Book Festival is half as delightful, I’ll be happy. The 2022 Gotham Writers Conference will be happening on Zoom this year, October 14-16….

July 24, 2022

Here’s more info on writing conferences and contests, plus an interesting definition of erotic romance vs erotica – useful if you’re going to include sex scenes in your fiction. It’s notoriously difficult to write well, but if you’re going to do it, you may as well be informed. 🙂 Erica Verillo publishes a monthly list…

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…

March 23, 2020

I don’t often have time to write additional posts between Rendezvous updates.  And I know that some writers are finding it hard to write right now, even though they have the ‘leisure’ to do so. These are strange times, so I began to think about how life would be in the writing/publishing world after this…

March 19, 2020

We had out first Virtual Writers’ Rendezvous via Zoom yesterday, and I’m so glad we did. Thirteen of us managed to sign in, and it was a wonderful way to connect. And, as you can see, I look much younger on Zoom. (Just kidding – that’s not me…) The reason the Rendezvous exists is as…

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