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Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

 Due to PA Act 153 of 2014 and House bill 1276 of 2015 effective immediately all GLVWG 
events, activities and functions will only be open to persons 18 years of age or older.      

GLVWG Events

Upcoming Events

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library
     
    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    You must be 18 years of age or older 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:

    Melba Tolliver: You Write, Right?

    My premise is we humans are always writing.  When we think, speak, imagine and tell stories, even if silently in our own head, we are writing whether the product is letters, essays, articles, requests, TV/radio reports or just thoughts.

    The question is who are you that creates your writing? 

    Attendees are asked to list about a dozen qualities and characteristics that distinguish them.  They should also bring with them to the meeting a couple of samples of their own writings.

    I will share my own list and show examples of my letter, op-ed, TV and print journalism.

    One of the takeaways from this presentation is a shift in perception of what it is to be a writer.

    1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon workshop:

    Melba Tolliver: ...and then I was born

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-Member $15

    REGISTER HERE


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Palmer Library - See Contact Page for directions

    GLVWG

    Afternoon Workshop

    You must be 18 Years of age or older to attend this workshop

     ...and then I was born

    Melba Tolliver

    The world was already in play the day each of us was born.  What was happening anywhere on the planet the year, month, day, hour and place when you came on the scene?   Try this web site:  http://www.dmarie.com/timecap/ then type in you DOB and see what was happening in the world that day.  You may be surprised!

    Attendees are asked to bring materials related to their birth date, i.e. documents, photos, news headlines, magazine covers, movie promos….  Also samples of work by their favorite writers and samples of their own writing.

    I will show how I use this birth date information in my memoir-in-progress.  I will also show examples of how writers of memoir, journalism and fiction have woven world events into their work. 

    One of the takeaways from this workshop is to recognize some of the ways we provide context for the stories we tell, making them more textured, layered and richer.

     

    Melba Tolliver is a writer and former television news reporter and anchor. Her three decades long broadcast career included stints at WABC-TV Eyewitness News, WNBC-TV NewsCenter 4, News 12 Long Island, and The Food Channel. USA Today, The Akron Beacon Journal, Good Housekeeping, Black Sports, Networking magazine and other publications have featured her writing.  As writer-in-residence at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York and Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Tolliver has taught courses in women and media, and the media and news language.

    Her awards and honors include: John B. Russwurm award/the New York Urban League; Matrix Award in Broadcasting/New York Women in Communication;  Lifetime Achievement award/New York Association of Black Journalists; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters/Malloy College, Westbury, New York.

    Tolliver lives in Bangor, PA, and is currently at work on Accidental Anchorwoman: Choice, Chance and Change, a memoir.

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-Member $15


    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    You must be 18 years of age or older to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library


    You must be 18 years of age or older 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:

    Bernadette Sukley: THE FLASH: A Writer’s Best Friend

    What is Flash Literature? History and usage.  Flash literature is any work written and read in a flash. Typically 100 words or less, the purpose is to convey ideas, setting, plot, emotions and character as succinctly as possible. 

    • Examples of Flash Lit.  Fiction and Non-Fiction
    • Where do I publish Flash Lit? Literary outlets identified.
    • Why all writers need to do it. Flash Lit is almost its own genre but this type of succinct writing is a boon to your storytelling.
    • It forces you to compact an entire article/story/novel in 100 words or less.
    • Secret: You’ve probably already done it & not known it
    • How to write in a flash. Sometimes it’s not a matter of writing skill but word organization.
    • De-clutter writing—Learn how to tell a story with bare-knuckle words.

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    1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon workshop:

    Bernadette Sukley: Flash Fiction Workshop


    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-Member $15

    REGISTER HERE

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Palmer Library - See Contact Page for directions

    GLVWG

    Afternoon Workshop

    You must be 18 Years of age or older to attend this workshop

     Flash Fiction

    Bernadette Sukley

    Interactive workshop to teach a critical writing skill for all writers—no matter where they are in their journey.

    Participate in a hands-on, interactive Flash Writing workshop (bring laptops or pencil & paper)

    Participants will be writing, reading and critiquing each other’s work.

    Bring a writing prompt or two, an idea to start with.  Prompts will also be supplied.

    To show any writer (new or experienced) how to write Flash Lit.

     

    Bernadette Sukley has been researching, writing and editing for over twenty-five years. She’s published newsletter and magazine articles and has two novels and a nonfiction guide under her belt. She’s been chairing the Flash Literature Contest for the annual GLVWG Conference for almost ten years. 

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-Member $15


    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    You must be 18 years of age or older to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library


    You must be 18 years of age or older 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:

    tba

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    1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon workshop:

    tba

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-Member $15

    REGISTER HERE

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    You must be 18 years of age or older to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

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