Newsletter June, 2016 D. Bradley~ Hard to believe that as this month comes to a close half of our year will have passed. Our dedicated writers’ continue to attend and we continue to hope for an increase in attendees. That does not stop us from having a productive and entertaining meeting. Hopefully, next month we will have more join us around our library table. Continue reading
Monday, June 13th, between 12 and 2, stop in at the library for a calming hand treatment and make a donation to the library in appreciation
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INDIAN LAKE WRITERS’ GROUP
Newsletter D. Bradley, May, 2016
A beautiful spring day, despite the black flies, brought out our core group members today. Never fear, we had a wonderful and actually beneficial time together. Continue reading
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Although Spring was late in arriving this year, it most certainly was in the minds of our members. How wonderful to see so many show up and what outstanding writing we shared during our meeting. Continue reading
We never know what awaits us when attending a Writers’ Group meeting. This March meeting would only be our second meeting of the year since we skipped February. Bob and I had been away for five weeks and only recently returned from our travels so we looked forward to our gathering, but wondered what would await us. I believe that this was the first time ever that our contributing writers were only men. We did sit around a table of eight people, although two attended more as an audience than as writers. Jill had no new writing to share, but, she did bring along her album of pictures with accompanying descriptive writing of her Appalachian journey. She has been putting in a lot of time organizing and writing about her unique travels in 2015. We are all rooting for her to get her final piece published.
We enjoyed three stories written by the three men who attended the meeting. In The Diner, we heard much about the Empire Diner in Manhattan, and all the accompanying life’s events surrounding that period of time in New York City.Also, in Spring in the Air, we traveled back in time and stood on a train platform with numerous other men.All were dressed alike and heading into the city to spend a long day on the job. Our one protagonist yearned to be different. Similarly, in Trapped, we met a fictional man, his wife and children living the good life, although the monthly bills soaked up everything which this successful couple provided. The man, John, found himself yearning for the “one more thing” and realizing that he would probably not achieve the freedom in his life for which he truly yearned.
Next meeting: Wednesday, April 13, 1:30 in the library Assignment: “I Remember That!”
Hope to see many of you next month! D. Bradley
The Greater Capital Region CA$H program to prepare taxes for free has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.