Village Writers Enjoy White County Conference
On September 3 Myra Rustin and Madelyn Young traveled to Searcy,Arkansas,to attend the 21st White County Creative Writers’ Conference at Harding University. Three featured speakers gave excellent presentations, and Myra and Madelyn enjoyed their day with 60 to 70 other writer friends from across the state.
Although unable to attend, Village Writer Jerry Davis won two contest awards: an Honorable Mention in Contest 7 "Good as Gold" Award and third place in Contest 6, "Whodunnit" Award. Congratulations, Jerry!
Our Village Writers’ Club also sponsored a contest calling for a humorous short story about a misunderstanding, 1500 words maximum. The top winners were present at the conference, and Madelyn was happy to congratulate them and take their photo:
1st place:”It’s the Thought that Counts,” by Peggy Sanders ($25)
2nd place: “A Perfect Fit,” by Layne Fleming ($15)
3rd place: “Drinking with Episcopalians,” by Fay Guinn ($10)
1st HM: “Mix-up,” by Gary Breezeel
2nd HM: “An Ozark Bride,” by Sara Gipson
BOOK FAIR FOR ALL LOCAL AUTHORS!
Garland County Library will host a local author book fair Saturday, October 8th from 1-4 p.m. Writers are invited to reserve a table to sell books and promote their works. Tables are free, so please join us.
To reserve a table or for more information contact
Garland County Library
Registration for Hemingway-Pfeiffer Fall Writers' Retreat Now Open
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Fall Retreat will be held from November 7th through the 11th, and as usual it should be another great event! Andrea Hollander will serve as our mentor.
VWC has a few scholarship opportunities. Contact Mary Lou Moran if you or anyone you know is interested.
NEW PAGES ADDED TO WEBSITE
Photo Shots will be devoted to displaying photos of club events and awards.
To find Photo Shots, go to the top right-hand corner on any page and hover over More. From the drop-down menu, select Photo Shots.
Recent photos of Madelyn Young's workshop have been posted. More to come as the year progresses.
The SAMPLER: Each month selections written by club members will be showcased.