Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 2011 Inkslinger (excerpts)

The President’s Corner
Get your creative juices flowing at the June Meeting.  Too often we live in our comfort zone and never stray from the same genre only to find our Muse is missing.  This will be a unique approach to stimulate you into writing something different.  From poetry to mystery and romance to history, let's try our hand at broadening the brain.  Last year a ten-minute write triggered my foray into sci-fi.  It was a blast and even my son met my try with enthusiastic support.  What a thrill and we hope you will be thrilled as well when you play a new game we call "Musical Chair Authors".  There will be writing and sharing, so bring paper and pen and 'reading glasses'!

June Meeting Topic — The June 11, 2011 meeting is entitled “Musical Chair Authors” and will be a workshop highlighting the various genres and skill of attending embers.contest winners.

Logo Contest

It was suggested during our May meeting that the design of a logo for the League should be open to all. The board has elected to do just that and will be accepting your entries for the July meeting. Send your entries as picture files to Mike Grunsten ( on the Wednesday before the July meeting. The entries will be printed out for a vote by the membership and the board will select a final design from the top three entries. The designer of that entry will be awarded a $25 Barnes and Noble gift certificate.

Introducing Two of This Year’s Contest Judges

Chris Eboch
Children’s Poetry
Children/YA Fiction

Chris Eboch's novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, an ancient Egyptian mystery; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series. Read samples at Chris teaches through the Institute of Children's Literature and is the New Mexico
Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Chris also writes for adults as Kris Bock. Rattled launches her new romantic suspense series featuring treasure hunting adventures in New Mexico. Read the first three chapters at

Steven D. Rogers
Short Story/Fiction

Stephen D. Rogers is a multi-published writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Over six hundred of his stories and poems have been selected to appear in more than two hundred publications, earning among other honors two "Best of Soft SF" winners, a Derringer (and six additional nominations), two "Notable Online Stories" from storySouth's Million Writers Award, honorable mention in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror," mention in "The Best American Mystery Stories," and numerous Readers' Choice awards. Stephen is a proud member of the Horror Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Short Short Mystery Fiction Society. Other memberships include Mensa, the National SCRABBLE® Association, and the Monday Murder Club. A participant in the Fairfield University Writer's Institute of 1989, the Bread Loaf conference of 1994, and Robert McKee's STORY seminar, Stephen is the director of the non-profit literacy organization Literature Is For Everybody, Incorporated and the head writer at Crime Scene.


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