Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photos from the October meeting

Our own Tina Dwyer took great photos at the October meeting, which served as our Border Tapestry Launch Party. Here is a sampling.

Icing on the cake: Sam's Club made this delicious photo cake
showing the cover of  the latest Border Tapestry.

Deen Underwood
Heidi Hunt
Robin Scofield
Ruth Wren
Vonda Frampton
Dick Schwein
Janice Brooks and Mike Grunsten

Sally Spener
Isaiah Barret and Bob Sanchez

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 2011 meeting minutes

October 8, 2011 EPWL Regular Minutes

President Janice Brooks opened the Border Tapestry Launch Party by explaining that members would read their 2010 annual contest-winning entries.

She announced the 2012 slate of officers. They are: President-Bob Sanchez; Vice President-Sally Spener; Secretary-Richard Schwein; Treasurer-Isaiah Barrett. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the November meeting before elections are held.

Janice introduced Bob Sanchez, co-editor of the Border Tapestry.

Bob introduced Tina Dwyer and Maritza Neely and acknowledged their photo and artwork contributions to the magazine before asking members to read

Cake and refreshments were served.

50/50: $20.00 was raised. Maritza had the winning ticket and won $10.00.

Submitted by EPWL 2011 Secretary, Vonda Frampton.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Slate of officers for 2012

At the October meeting, Janice Brooks announced the slate of officers for 2012:

President: Bob Sanchez
Vice-President: Sally Spener
Secretary: Dick Schwein
Treasurer: Isaiah Barrett

The election will be held at the November meeting. Other nominations will be allowed.

Installation of officers will take place at the December meeting.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 2011 meeting

The President’s Corner

EPWL Members Janice Brooks and Vonda Frampton manned a table at the El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta to publicize the league and our members' published works.  It was fun and a great community out-reach.

Driving home from San Antonio on Sunday, it looked like fall.  Unfortunately, what we saw in 90 degree weather was drought and its results.  As much as we humans think we have control over our lives, weather remains the boss.  Dead trees and bushes were sad to see, but even worse were the signs of fire along the roadways.  Personal responsibility has to come into play.  Cigarettes could go in ash trays and not out the window of a moving vehicle.  The trip was fun, family was a joy but the all-day trip home was more than tiring.
--Janice Brooks, 2011 EPWL President and author of Illusions & A Price for Fame

October Meeting

Our Saturday Launch Party for Border Tapestry is something to look forward to as the winning authors from our 2010 Annual Contest will read their 1st Place Prize Winning Entries.  Come join us at the Dorris Van Doren Library on Redd Road at our usual meeting time 2-4pm.  Refreshments too!  The 2012 Slate of Officers will be announced at the meeting.


The El Paso Writers’ League will have its annual awards banquet and holiday luncheon on Saturday, December 10 at the Holiday Inn Sunland Park.  The Holiday Inn was recently renovated and has offered us a spacious room decorated for the holidays.  We are looking forward to a wonderful event this year.
The Awards Banquet is one event no member should miss.  We will be handing out prizes to the winners of our 2011 writing contest, installing new officers, and sharing holiday cheer with our fellow writers.

Event Details:
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park Dr.
Payment and food order must be received by the El Paso Writers’ League by Nov.19.

 Menu Options:
Chicken Mesilla
Breast of Chicken, Topped with Green Chile & Monterrey Jack Cheese
Fresh Steamed Vegetables, Rice Pilaf
Sliced Roast Beef
Red Parsley Potatoes
Fresh Steamed Vegetables
Tilapia a la Veracruzana
Tilapia Fillet served with a signature sauce made
From fresh tomatoes, green olives, onions, capers & Jalapenos
Jasmine Rice & Steamed Vegetables
Pasta Primavera
Bow Tie Pasta, Fresh Zucchini, Broccoli, Cauliflower,
Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Basil and Garlic tossed in
Olive Oil, served with Toasted Garlic Bread

Payment will be accepted at El Paso Writers’ League meetings in October and November or mail your payment and food selection to our Banquet Chair:

Sally Spener
239 Rainbow Circle
El PasoTX 79912

Due to the need to place our order and payment in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event.


Don Moss won second place in the memoir category in the 2011 Southwest Writers Annual Contest.

Congratulations Don!

Monday, October 3, 2011

No October 2011 Board Meeting

Just for the record, the Board is not holding an October meeting, because the regular membership meeting will consist solely of Border Tapestry readings and will not include any business.