May 2017 - The International Women's Writing Guild
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May 2017 edition of Your Latest Page: News from IWWG



Your Latest Page: 

News from The Guild

May 2017

 In this issue:

  • Writing Tips, Interviews, & Articles at “Our Voices” Blog
  • Counting Down to the Summer Conference!
  • Scholarship Fund for Women of All Ages to Attend the Summer Conference
  • Follow the Flow! Monthly Writing Exercise

Your Latest Page News

OUR VOICES Blog: Writing Tips, Interviews, Articles

Good news didn’t seem real until you’d told at least a dozen friends.
~Chuck Palahniuk, Beautiful You

Our blog is back in the business of spreading the good news about writing and writers. After reading a post, please tell a dozen or a dazillion of your peeps on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the “Share” buttons above the post!

A Quartet of Tips to Enrich Your Writer by Marj Hahne

Tips for Writing Memoir by Maureen Murdock

“I Want Every Writer to Be Great”: An Interview with IWWG Instructor Pat Carr by Dixie L. King

Why Read Poetry If You Don’t Want to Write It? by Marj Hahne

Her Heart Beats Poetry: An Interview with IWWG Instructor Myra Shapiro by Kristin Rath

Striking Gold: On Meeting, Reading, and Interviewing IWWG Luminary Susan Tiberghien by Kelly DuMar

45 Days to the 40th Annual Summer Conference! 

We’d LOVE to have you join us as we celebrate The Guild’s 40 years of serving the writer in the woman and the woman in the writer!

We’ll be gathering July 7‒14, 2017, at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA, and we have registration options for any day(s) or a long weekend, or if you’re a commuter.

To read all about it and consider your registration options, click here.   

EVERY DAY features:

  • 30+ workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, playwriting, songwriting, screenwriting, multimedia, mind/body/spirit, social justice, and publishing
  • 3 critique groups: fiction, nonfiction, poetry
  • sustainably delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday include evening open readings by attendees.

Monday includes an evening art studio and “Writing for Racial Healing” salon.

Sunday and Thursday include a post-dinner book fair.

Check out the workshop descriptions and presenter bios HERE and the preliminary workshop schedule HERE

Support Women Writers of All Ages

You may not know that every year your generosity allows The Guild to pay the full or partial Summer Conference registration fee for a handful of attendees in need. THANK YOU. This year, your donations will be supporting three women and two girls to attend our 40th Annual Summer Conference. If you wish to contribute to our commitment to assist even more women writers this way, please read about our Scholarship Fund and donate HERE.

Follow the Flow! : Our Monthly Writing Exercise

Every Your Latest Page features a line from a published text, the following of which―heart to mind to pen―will bear witness to the world and, in so doing, re-create it.

From “Mother’s Day” by David Young:

“I see her doing something simple…”

(Remember to credit David Young with an epigraph.)

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