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    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 31 Aug 2022
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    Announcing the 2023 GLVWG Anthology


    Theme: Writing Across America


    Maximum Lengths:

    Fiction: 2,500 Words   ~   Essays: 500 Words   ~   Poetry: 65 Lines; 70 Characters
    You can enter in more than one category, but only one entry per category.

    Submission Dates:

    Opens: September 1, 2022    ~   Closes: September 30, 2022 (Midnight)
    No late submissions accepted.

    Requirements:

    Original Material Only.
    No previously published work.

    Electronic Submission Only (.doc or .docx format);
    New Times Roman, 12 point, double spaced.

    Family Friendly: No explicit violence, gore, sex, or erotica.
    Use discretion on strong language.

    Fees:

    $10 Fee to offset cost of editors.
    This fee will be waived if you participate in critique groups
    or Writer’s Café for feedback on your entire work.

    Sign Up Now!

    To help us plan,
    please indicate your intention to submit an entry by clicking
    here to Sign-Up

    Need more Info? Details HERE

    Here is a summary of the process and timeline for the Anthology:


    • 25 May 2022
    • 6:50 PM - 9:15 PM
    • Zoom With Us in the Cloud!
    • 16
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    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

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

    Remember:

    Put Something on Paper

    THEN:

    Come to the Writers Cafe and get instant feedback about your work. All levels are represented from new writers to seasoned professionals.

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500-700 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.

    500-700 words is 2+ pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    We will be limited to 20 readers, in 2 breakout rooms.  Room assignment will be more-or-less ranmdom.  You can still join the meeting, but only the first 20 to register will be able to read their work. There will be a waitlist, so have something available to read in case someone doesn't show up.

    Readings will be 11 minutes.

    700 words takes about 5 minutes to read, so be wise how you use your 10 (more or less)minutes.

    Total registration will be limited to 25, because more than that would be impossible to manage.

    We will be using Zoom, and you will get an invitation via email when you register, and again the day of the Cafe.

    • Zoom is pretty easy to use, though it does have a lot of features.
    • (No, we don't care if you wear an old sweatshirt!)
    • There are many Zoom tutorials on YouTube, so you should be able to find one that works for you.
    • At the Cafe you will be expected to handle your own session.
    • Be sure to enable your video, anyone joining without video will be kicked off.
    • Meeting will start at 6:50. Be prompt!
    • For security reasons meeting will be LOCKED at 7:10!

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   


    Writers Cafe meets in The Cloud via Zoom!


    • 28 May 2022
    • 8:50 AM - 12:05 PM
    • Palmer Library and via Zoom

    Regular Meeting -at the

    Palmer Library and

    via Zoom - Zoomlink below.

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


    9:00 - 10:00 Board Meeting

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


    Coffee, Tea and Goodies!

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:

    Bart Palamaro, The Hero's Journey:  Why do I need it. How do I use it?


    So what is The Hero's Journey(THJ)? It is everywhere.

    Novel, movie or Flash Fiction, The Hero's Journey is the structure of all storytelling.  You may use it, or parts of it,without knowing it.

    After a brief intro to THJ, we will use a graphic 'skeleton' to understand and apply the structure of THJ. i.e: Who inhabits the story line, what happens when (and why), and how to use it to better write (and understand) your own stories.

    This skeleton will give you a structure and a timeline to build your story on.  Understand this and you will also know how to write the Dreaded Outline, and avoid the Muddle in the Middle. 

    Last, we will dissect an unlikely example from pop culture.

    THJ is the bones. The flesh is up to you.

    With Q&A, valuable insights and a touch of humor.

    Yup, all in one hour.

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    1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon workshop:

    Bart Palamaro, The Hero's Journey- Does Your Story Fit? For this workshop bring a story, finished or not, or a story idea you would like to write, but don't quite know how to make it work.

    A story, at it's most basic, is a person with a goal who meets obstacles, opposition and 'help' in achieving the goal.

    In this session we will use a graphic of THJ do a quick recap of a well known, popular story as the 'hero' travels through the stages from ordinary life, through enticements and fears, goals and challenges, setbacks and obstacles, meeting enemies and allies, triumph and defeat, rising from the ashes, the ultimate victory and new life.

    In the workshop part you will get the chance to apply THJ to your work. A WIP, a story where you're stuck, or a finished novel.

    With Q&A, valuable insights and a touch of humor.

    Yup, all in one and-a-half hours.

    You must register to attend this AFTERNOON workshop. REGISTER HERE


    GLVWG Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Board and Regular Meeting Plus Bart Palamaro The Hero's Journey What? Why? How?
    Time: May 28, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82220466852?pwd=aDdQaUt3TWlkNGRJUFhkZHluWU10UT09

    Meeting ID: 822 2046 6852
    Passcode: 659536



    • 28 May 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Live at Palmer Library and Virtual via Zoom meeting
    • 2
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    GLVWG

    1:30 Afternoon Workshop

    Live at Palmer Library AND Virtual via Zoom.

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

    Bart Palamaro, The Hero's Journey- Make Your Story Work! For this workshop bring a story, finished or not, or a story idea you would like to write, but don't quite know how to make it work.

    A story, at it's most basic, is a person with a goal who meets obstacles, opposition and 'help' in achieving the goal.

    In this session we will use a graphic skeleton of THJ do a quick recap of a well known, popular story as the 'hero' travels through the stages from ordinary life, through enticements and fears, goals and challenges, setbacks and obstacles, meeting enemies and allies, triumph and defeat, rising from the ashes, the ultimate victory and new life.

    In the workshop part, you will get the chance to apply THJ to your own work. A WIP, a story where you're stuck, a finished novel, or even flash fiction.


    You must register to attend this AFTERNOON workshop.  Register HERE - Zoomlink will be sent.

    Members Free. Non-members, $15 via Paypal.



    Date: Afternoon Program, May 28,

    The Hero's Journey WORKSHOP

    Time: 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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

    Member Free

    Non-member: $15


    REGISTER HERE FOR The Hero's Journey WORKSHOP


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