3/5/22 WWG meeting recap, + info for April meeting!

Group Updates:

  • A group of six met at the library on a rainy Saturday morning in March. Whether we felt lamb or lion vibes, we’re not sure, but we all agree it’s nice that the air doesn’t hurt our faces anymore!
  • We welcomed new member Joel to the group! Joel is interested in all things communication, and is devoted to enhancing his storytelling craft, both speaking and with the written word. We’re happy to have you join us, Joel!
  • We read our pieces inspired by the March prompt: Write about something you used to do when you were young, that you won’t ever do again.
  • Some discussion highlights from our gathering:
    • Everything has a story! And our job as writers is to pay attention, so we can help tell those stories.
    • Finding a balance in your details is good when working on a factual piece that has a lot of historical aspects to it. Using a personal perspective (how did being in a place make you feel?) and/or sensory details (sight, smell, taste, sound, touch) can pull the reader into the place, and allow them to experience the history from a grounded and personal perspective.
    • People-centered perspectives can add so much to a piece! Humor, humanism, relatability, etc.

Announcements:

  • Call for blog posts authored by WWG members!
    • WWG is looking to showcase blog posts from members about life, experiences as writers, writing tips and tricks, the sky is the limit!
    • We want to feature WWG members, so we can continue to learn from each other and develop our craft, even outside of our monthly meetings.
    • If you’re interested, connect with Jen at WWG’s email to start that process.
    • Editing help is available too!
  • WWG Anthology “Meet the Authors” page is live on our website!
    • As we continue to sell copies of our WWG anthology, View from the Shore, it was thought that a digital version of our “Meet the Authors” page would help connect readers to our authors, and vice versa!
    • Find the page here.
    • If you are a WWG member who contributed to the anthology, and you have not yet submitted a photo or headshot for the web page, connect with Jen as soon as possible!
  • ACCC event coming up in April: Celebration of Poetry
    • April 7, 2022, 6:30pm, at the Chaska Community Center. UPDATE: Date and time have changed to Monday, April 11, 6:30 PM at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, 145 Engler Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318
    • See our calendar on the WWG Events page for the full event description!

Next Saturday Meeting:

Saturday, April 2nd, 10:30am. Waconia Library (Magazine Corner).

Prompt for April 2nd: 

If you could do anything today (within your current financial situation/living circumstances) without fear, what would you do?

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