Wednesday, July 27, 2011

August meeting

On August 13th, President Janice Brooks and Secretary Vonda Frampton of the El Paso Writers' League will present a variation of the successful June "Musical Chair Author" theme with writing prompts and genre themes geared to stimulate members to write for the annual contest.  Entries are due at the September 10th meeting.  The El Paso Writers' League meets monthly on the second Saturday from January - November from 2PM - 4PM at the Dorris Van Doren Library on Redd Road.  Come join the fun and get those creative juices flowing with other local writers.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our new logo

The extent of the talents possessed by our members continues to amaze. 

Thanks for all the logo entries from you very talented people, they were excellent and the vote showed it. I am happy to announce the popular winning entry. This is our new El Paso Writers' League Logo: 

Our winner was Mike Grunsten. Congratulations Mike! Your gift certificate will be presented at the August meeting.

Janice Brooks, President, EPWL
Author of "Illusions" & "A Price for Fame"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July meeting

July Meeting Topic — On July 9, 2011 William (Bill) Cummings, author of three stage plays, will be presenting a program on play writing, a new category in the El Paso Writers’ League annual contest. The League meets at the Dorris Van Doren library, 551 Redd Road, at 2:00 P.M. the second Saturday of each month. Visitors are welcome.

The President’s Corner, July 2011

We're in the homestretch for our annual contest.  Beginning in June with the Musical Chair Authors to show our members their creativity extends into all genre's, we will have William (Bill) Cummings give a program in July on play writing, a new category in our contest.  We will conclude in August with another workshop designed to excite and stretch your "muse".  I challenge every member to submit a contest entry in a category for which they have never before written.  My goal is to have one entry in every major category, so, for one day a week, I am setting aside writing on my current novel "Seasons" to write for the contest.  The feedback from professionals who judge our contest is priceless and helps me write better, even when I don't agree with every single point.  As the author, we are the final authority for what ends up in our piece, but, hey, the reader is the real boss!  Get out of the box we put ourselves in.  Join, re-join, and commit to El Paso Writers' League.  We're learning and having fun in the process.

Janice Brooks, Author of "Illusions" & "A Price for Fame"