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Via Zoom! Regular Meeting Plus - Phil Giunta: I’ll Take Writes of Passage for 2,500, Alex!

  • 27 Jun 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Via Zoom - link will be sent

Regular Meeting


Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program: Phil Giunta

I’ll Take Writes of Passage for 2,500, Alex!

Rites of Passage abound in every culture on Earth. Some are celebrated with grand ceremonies, while others are deeply personal and private. During the first part of our session, we’ll touch on different themes for this diverse topic in an effort to inspire those who might be searching for story ideas. From there, we’ll discuss strategies for trimming and tightening your story to bring it in under the 2,500-word limit.

Phil Giunta enjoys crafting powerful fiction that changes lives and inspires readers. His novels include the paranormal mysteries Testing the Prisoner, By Your Side, and Like Mother, Like Daughters. His short stories appear in such anthologies as A Plague of Shadows, Beach Nights, Beach Pulp, the ReDeus mythology series, and the Middle of Eternity speculative fiction series, which he created and edited for Firebringer Press. As a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Phil also penned stories and essays for Write Here, Write Now, The Write Connections, and Rewriting the Past, three of the group’s annual anthologies.

Phil is currently working on the second draft of a science fiction novel while plotting his triumphant escape from the pressures of corporate America where he has been imprisoned for over twenty-five years. Visit Phil’s website at:

Find him on Facebook: @writerphilgiunta and Twitter: @philgiunta71.


Anthology Submission Critique Session

With the deadline for the 2021 GLVWG anthology coming up, it's time to start critiquing those short stories, essays, and poems! Phil Giunta will moderate a critique session to help you sharpen your prose, clarify the plot or flow of your writing, and give you general feedback. Come with something to share with the group (it doesn't have to be a finished work, but number of pages critiqued may be limited based on group size) and with a willingness to give your own feedback to fellow writers.

Since we'll be meeting via Zoom, participants should, if possible, share their screens so that others can read their stories along with them.

Also, we might run past the scheduled end time. If possible, please stay until the session is over so that there are enough people still there to provide adequate feedback to individuals reading their work toward the end of the session.

You Must Register to Attend the Afternoon Workshop

Date: Afternoon Program, June 27, 2020
Time: 12:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom meeting link and password will be sent when you register.

Member Free

Non-member: $15


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