The Write Stuff
The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild
June 5, 2012
Volume 3 Issue 1
From the President:
At our final meeting of the 2011-2012 season, MWG members voted in new officers for the 2012-2013 leadership positions. I’m humbled to have been re-elected as president. Angela Quarles accepted the nomination for vice president, Lisa Denham is our new treasurer and Stephanie Lawton rejoins us as secretary this time around. Though we aren’t having typical monthly meetings for the next 3 months, the officers are hard at work planning the events for next year. Try to meet up with other members and writers from across the area at one of our Drink-n-Scrawl events this summer.
And remember to take the time to enjoy books “just for fun.”
-Carrie Cox, 2012-2013 MWG president
“Drink-n-Scrawl” on Saturday, June 16. We’ll meet from 2-4 p.m. at The Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. Several writing groups from across the bay plan on joining us, and it’s open for all to attend. Everyone is responsible for their own food/drinks.
The other Drink-n-Scrawl dates are July 21 and August 18. Same time, same place.
No monthly meetings at the library or Open Mic Nights until September.
- Dee Jordan published “Love Stinks” in an anthology called A Gallery of Voices 2011, “I’m glad to Get Up” (photo) Shangri La Press (as a featured artist) and “Katrina” as a featured author in an anthology A Gallery of Voices 2012.
- Check out Mavis Jarrell’s “Southern Legitimacy Statement” and poems under M.M. Jarrell with The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature’s online issue for June/July at http://www.deadmule.com. They are listed under the poems link.
- New member Laura Reese published Dancing Naked in Dixie under the pen name Lauren Clark via Monterey Press in May 2012.
- Stephanie Lawton will be at the First Friday Author Round-up from 6-8 p.m. July 6 at Page and Palette in Fairhope to promote the June 7 release of her first novel, Want.
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