WRITERS’ GROUP NEWSLETTER
D. Bradley March, 2013
On the first day of spring we notice piles of snow, and wind, and
winter. It was mentioned that last year on this very day we had 81 degrees. The
one thing we must accept in life seems to be change and our weather
provides all of the change we can absorb. But, signs of spring surround us. We hear calls of the geese as they return, and the days are lengthening. Blue skies and warm weather will arrive. Life is stirring and when the snow finally melts green buds will be opening and all kinds of life will emerge, singing, buzzing,
calling, and crawling.Over more than ten years that our Writers’ Group has been active we have seen many writers come and go. Our group expands and contracts and continues to remain healthy and open to one and all. We are always pleased to add new members. This month we welcomed a new member into our fold
Over more than ten years that our Writers’ Group has been active we have seen many writers come and go. Our group expands and contracts and continues to remain healthy and open to one and all. We are always pleased to add new members. This month we welcomed a new member into our foldAll writing is appreciated. We usually offer an assignment as a prompt, although this is only for those who benefit from an idea which will stimulate their personal thoughts. It is always amazing how a one word prompt can encourage such an enormous variety of written ideas, whether prose or poetry. In this month’s meeting we heard a memoir based on gardening, a coming of age moment in the life of a seventeen year old, and two members are extending their pieces to several chapters. Both of these writers are writing extended pieces based on early memories and steeped in the details of places that they have known so well. We also had a political parody, and finally an account of a personal experience with a bobcat. You must admit that much territory was covered during this meeting.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 17 1:30 in the library
Assignment: Ocean Beach experiences (optional)
Look forward to seeing new faces in April!