Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Advance Submission Program

Greetings, Fellow Writers,

Are you interested in becoming a more effective writer of creative prose?

If so, consider joining the members of  Whitesboro's Monday Writers Group. We meet on the 4th Monday of each month from 6-8 PM in the Dunham Public Library boardroom. As of June 2018, the group is in its 7th year.

Each month we feature two new writing themes or "prompts". Attendees are expected to write original prose (fiction or non fiction) of up to 500 words on their choice of prompt. We make copies to distribute to the other participants (*see note below) to read along as we read our own stories aloud. Constructive comments are offered to each writer immediately afterward.

We recommend using Ariel font 12-14  point and numbered lines for ease of reference. You may print on front and back of the sheet. A catchy, appropriate title is part of good writing!

Anyone who wishes to have their story published on our public blog may do so. See submission guidelines.

Currently we are offering an ADVANCE SUBMISSION PROGRAM.  Stores  for the Monday session are due to whitesborwriters@gmail.com on or before 6 PM of the Friday before the meeting. We will collect the submissions and then distribute them to all participants that evening. Participants are asked to print, read, analyze, and prepare constructive feedback on each story before the meeting. Our goal is to discuss ways each piece can be improved, point out sections that may be unclear to readers, and find something to praise in each story.

We hope to see you soon!


(* Note) If you are participating in the advance submissions program, you needn't make copies for the other participants. However, you may wish to print extras in case other writers are attending who are not participating in advance submissions.)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Local Writing Groups Schedule for 2018

Fellow Writers,

Starting February 2018, there will be a change in the Monthly Calendar of Writing Events. The change is this: no more monthly calendar. However, below is a list of regular monthly writing group sessions held at local libraries. Monthly writing prompts for Plotters Ink and the Monday Writers Group of Whitesboro may be viewed via a link on the sidebar to your right. For all others, please call the library at which the event is held.

Drop us a line if you know of other groups we can include.. Our email address is whitesborowriters@gmail.com.

Be sure to check out the Whitesboro library's events calendar for more events of all kinds.
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THE OLD FORGE LIBRARY has many events, workshops, and a poetry and art contest happening soon. For more information, Phone 315-369-6008
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THE REMSEN WRITERS GROUP

WINTER SCHEDULE: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12-2 PM 

--meets at the Didymus Thomas Library. Group members participate in area open mics, hold an annual evening of member’s readings, and publish short works monthly in the Rural Star. Any one interested in writing, young or old, is welcome to attend; however, the library is not handicap accessible. Facilitating the group is Sheila K. Harris, who can be reached at tellingtimes@roadrunner.com for more information. Phone 315-831-5651
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CANASTOTA LIBRARY MONDAY WRITERS GROUP

This group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month  at 6:30 PM in the Canastota library. Facilitated by Beth Totten. Phone 315-697-7030

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CANASTOTA LIBRARY TUESDAY WRITERS GROUP   

Meetings are held in the Canastota Library every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3-5 PM.
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PLOTTERS INK FICTION WRITING GROUP (Whitesboro)

Meetings are held in the Dunham Public Library every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1-3 PM. Participants are asked to limit story length to one page and to provide copies for others to read along with you, in order to provide feedback. Monthly writing prompts may be viewed via a link on the sidebar to your right. Phone 315-736-9734
Stories may be published on the Plotters Ink group blog if desired.  
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POETRY PLUS (Whitesboro)

Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month in the Dunham Public  Library, and is  facilitated by Lorraine Kreimeyer. Bring poems of your own or others you like, to read and enjoy. Phone 315-736-9734
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MONDAY WRITERS GROUP (Whitesboro) 

The Monday Writers Group – held in the Boardroom of the  Dunham Public Library  - is a group of amateur writers of all ages and skill levels. Writing assignments should be prose, either fiction or non-fiction, approximately 400-500 words or the side of one page.  Monthly writing prompts may be viewed via a link on the sidebar to your right. 
This event is open to adults. For more information, call 315-736-9734.
Stories may be published on our blog  http://dplmondaywriters.blogspot.com  if desired.
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 UTICA WRITERS CLUB 

Utica Writers Club monthly meets the 4th Wednesday from 6 - 8:45 PM in the Kirkland Library, Clinton, NY. The schedule sometimes changes. Contact the library to verify: Phone 315-853-2038

Meetings are conducted in "round table" style, in which member and visitor readings are presented to the group for constructive comments. All varieties of writing, regardless of genre, are discussed and encouraged by the Club.President Monica Reid facilitates the group. 
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BRIDGEPORT WRITERS GROUP

Meets in the Bridgeport Library on the 4th Monday evening each month. For details and times, phone 315-633-2253


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

January 2018 Calendar of Writing-Related Events

Hello, Fellow Writers!

Is there anyone out there who would like to take over producing the monthly calendar of writing events? If so, please contact CJ at whitesborowriters@gmail.com.

Below is a sampling of some of the writers groups and free events taking place in the area that you may wish to attend. Drop us a line if you know of others we can include, or any errata. whitesborowriters@gmail.com

Check back periodically because we update these posts as we become aware of other events.

And be sure to check out the library's events calendar for more events of all kinds.

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Thursday, January  4,  Noon to 2 PM


The Remsen Writers’ Group 

--meets at the Didymus Thomas Library. Group members participate in area open mics, hold an annual evening of member’s readings, and publish short works monthly in the Rural Star. Any one interested in writing, young or old, is welcome to attend; however, the library is not handicap accessible. Facilitating the group is Sheila K. Harris, who can be reached at tellingtimes@roadrunner.com for more information.

 This will be our ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY meeting. Please bring a snack that can be shared neatly and your own drink. This is a favorite occasion always looked forward to by our members. We reconnect in conversation over food as we anticipate our upcoming birthdays in the new year. You can also bring writing, ideas , and goals to share. 
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   Monday, January 8, 2018,  6:30-8PM

 Canastota Public Library Writers MONDAY Group  

--meets the second and fourth Monday at 6:30 PM in the Canastota library. Facilitated by Beth Totten.
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Tuesday, January 9, 3-5 PM 

CANASTOTA TUESDAY WRITERS GROUP  - 

meetings are held in the Canastota Library every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Thursday, January 11 - No Plotters Ink Meeting this month.

PLOTTERS INK FICTION WRITING GROUP will return in February. Please visit our blogazine in the meantime. 

 
-- We PUBLISH your ORIGINAL FICTION on our online blog-azine: PLOTTERS INK
( Publication is NOT  mandatory- submit your piece for publication, if desired. You may submit stories even if you do not attend meetings. Send submissions to whitesborowriters@gmail.com)
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Saturday, January 13, 10:30 AM - 


Poetry Plus 

Meets 2nd Saturday of each month in the Dunham Library Boardroom, facilitated by Lorraine Kreimeyer. Bring poems of your own or others you like, to read and enjoy.
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Monday, January 22,  6:00-8 pm 

MONDAY WRITERS GROUP (Whitesboro) 

-- WE PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL PROSE!*

The Monday Writers Group – held in the Boardroom of the Whitesboro Dunham Public Library  - is a group of amateur writers of all ages and skill levels. Writing assignments should be prose, either fiction or non-fiction, approximately 400-500 words or the side of one page. The writing prompts for this month are either AMBUSHED or UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
This event is open to adults. For more information, call 736-9734.

Please visit our online blog-azine:  http://dplmondaywriters.blogspot.com/ 
Publication is NOT  mandatory- submit your piece for publication, if desired. You may submit stories even if you do not attend meetings. Send submissions to whitesborowriters@gmail.com. 
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 Canastota Public Library Writers MONDAY Group  
Monday, January 22, 6-8 PM

--meets the second and fourth Monday at 6:30 PM in the Canastota library. Facilitated by Beth Totten.
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 Tuesday, January 23, 3-5 PM  (Call to verify)

CANASTOTA TUESDAY WRITERS GROUP  - meetings are held in the Canastota Library every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
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 UTICA WRITERS CLUB 

Wednesday, January 24 - 6-8:45 PM

Utica Writers Club monthly meeting at 6 PM in the Kirkland Library, Clinton, NY.

Meetings are conducted in "round table" style, in which member and visitor readings are presented to the group for constructive comments. All varieties of writing, regardless of genre, are discussed and encouraged by the Club.

President Monica Reid will facilitate the group.

(Contact information pending- call the Kirkland library at (315) 853-2038  for now.)