As part of our commitment to our partnership with the Orangeville Public Library, Marilyn Kleiber will be holding three full day creative writing workshops free to the public. These workshops take place from 10am-3pm on 3 Saturdays. They are September 22nd - Creating Great Characters; October 27th - Save $ By Editing Like a Pro; and November 24th - How to Self Publish. We hope and expect group members will attend one or more of these workshops.
Upon reviewing the workshop dates Patricia realized that the third workshop is scheduled on the date we were to have our Christmas Luncheon. Alternative ideas were brought up at the last meeting. Patricia followed up with Nancy and the library. A decision has been made that as a finale to the workshop series, a Christmas Social will be held following the November 24th workshop. Members of the Headwaters Writers' Guild will bring refreshments (cookies, cupcakes, fruit tray, etc.). Attendees of the workshop are invited to join the social. As members of the Headwaters Writers' Guild are expected to attend these workshops, if they are UNABLE to attend but can attend the after-social, they can do so. Any member of HWG must bring some sort of food or non-alcoholic beverage item to share. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the course of the day during the workshops. The workshops end at 3pm, the library closes at 5pm. This Christmas Social will be included in the library's advertising of the workshops. Please note that this is replacing our previous Christmas Luncheon format.
1. We are all strangers, somewhere...
2. The tavern was a place she would never have gone into, but she needed to use the washroom...
3. She awakened to the sound of a child crying, and remembering the day she lost Tommy, she hastily dressed, grabbed a flashlight and headed into the woods...
4. She tried to subdue the panic she was feeling as she stepped on to the ___________
5. The world of the cancer patient was going to be a new journey for her.
6. Her dreams of teaching hadn't included Bobby Fairchild and his brat pack.
7. When the doorbell rang at 2am that morning she was confronted by two officers who wanted to know the whereabouts of her son....
8. The package that had been stuffed in her mailbox contained an antique locket, and a note saying "If you are Ellen Jamison, meet me in the tea room at the Shelton Arms hotel at three this afternoon".
9. They just wanted to scare the kid a bit, they hadn't meant to hurt him.
10. "Mr. Cranford", said the social worker, "this young woman claims to be your daughter."
11. Diving into the psychological life and motivations of the characters in the play proved to be just the challenge she dreamed of.
12. At the age of three, their son Carter began to speak of another life he had lived in the country of __________ during a time of some war, and he said his name was ___________.
13. She fainted during the heat wave and when she awoke she was in a strange building...
14. Write of a time in your life when you found yourself in a very unfamiliar situation or place, and how it shaped your life at the time.
Sunday, August 12th, 1:30pm
Clare is scheduled to lead.