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April 2014 - Happy Easter!
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FEATURED AUTHORS AND THEIR WORK
STORY OF THE MONTH
The Solid Roof by Inas Essa

FLASH FICTION
​The Soccer Ball by Fred Skolnik
A Shallow Grave by Fred Skolnik
​A Time to Fly by Ron Van Sweringen
It Was a Bright and Sunny Day by Lela Marie De La Garza
An Unusual Day by James G. Piatt
A Town Called New Hope by Ron Van Sweringen
The Salesman by Wayne Scheer
For Better or For Worse by Bettye H. Galloway
The Story of an Hour by Eric Sentell
Checkmate by Judy Fraher

MICRO FICTION
Small Balls by Buck Dopp

NON-FICTION
The Deer's Cry by Rhea Riddle
Seven Story Scavenger Hunt by Cristine Gagleone
Always Enough by Phyllis Berentsen

POEM OF THE MONTH 
(All poetry)
​The Tip Of My Tongue: Dissolving The Problem To Find… by Byron Benjamin Hoover

POETRY
(All poetry)​ 
​March Into April by Abigail Wyatt
Legacy Of Emily Dickinson by Susan Marie Davniero
Beauty Rooted In Love by Floriana Hall
April Snow by Patricia Crandall
The Syntax Poet by John Grey
Clutter by Debbie Hilbish
Happy Birthday Kiss by Susan Marie Davniero
Trash Out In April by JD DeHart
Shared Walls by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Interpretation by Rebecca Rose Taylor
Rainbow In April by Michael Lee Johnson
Fruitful Forgiveness by Shirley Securro
Kerouac’s Room by Roger Singer
Easter Bonnets Of Lace by Susan Marie Davniero
April May by Floriana Hall




GENERAL NEWS & INFO
Long Story Short School of Writing
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Sign up here:  Writing a Creative Memoir - Instructor: Roseanne Dowell - $90

Session 1 – What is a Memoir?
Objective – Characteristics and what makes up a memoir.

Session 2 – Who Am I? What to Include - Organizing Your Thoughts
Objective – How to begin, what to include, and putting your thoughts on paper

Session 3 –Characters - Adding characters
Objective –Thinking of real people as characters. Making characters dimensional. 

Session 4 –Descriptions - Using the senses. 
Objective – Learning to use the senses and finding the right words.

Session 5 – Action Speak Louder than Words 
Objective – Learning how to Show, not tell a story

Session 6 – Writing a Rough Draft
Objective – Putting your memories in chronological order. Adding flashbacks

Session 7 - Revising and Publishing
Objective –Revising, adding pictures, and publishing your memoirs. 
WINNERS OF THE WRITING CONTEST SPONSORED BY LINDA BARNETT-JOHNSON AND PATRICIA CRANDALL:

FIRST PLACE:
On Each And Every Wednesday by Anne Connors

SECOND PLACE:
The Last Big Wave by Mary Deal

THIRD PLACE:
The Child by Gloria Watts