Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Meeting Re-cap

I want to thank everyone who attended last night's meeting featuring guest poet/publisher Alicia Zavala Galvan. While the group was small, approximately 15 members in attendance, everyone received an informative presentation regarding the basics of writing and what a publisher looks for and things that should be considered when publishing a book.

Some good questions and answers followed the discussion, followed by informal one-on-ones between the Ms. Galvan and various members.

Our next General Meeting is schedule for Monday, April 9 and it's our quarterly "Cinco Minutos with You" literary extravaganza. This is where we allow our members to read up to 5 minutes of their work in progress so that they can gauge how their written word sounds spoken out loud to an audience. This also allows the reader the opportunity to see if the story or poem being read is having the desired effect: laughter, tears, compassion, etc.

There are still a couple of spots available if anyone is interested in reading--just let me know!