January Meeting Minutes 2021

Hello Everyone,

Today we held our January meeting.


Sharon, Mike, Dawn, Jan, Ryan, Mary, Marlys, Erin.


We have been receiving submissions. Please get them sent in. The deadline is March 1. We are accepting slightly longer stories this year.


     We recently finished Richard Sederstrom’s seventh poetry book titled Icarus Rising.

     We will soon be starting on Mike’s next book of short stories, Cabin Fever.


     There are more some good virtual workshops available. Sharon took one with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg recently called Write in the New Year. This was a two hour Zoom class.

     Marlys is taking an 8 week course with Candace Simar called Pen to Paper.

     Mary has signed up for A Year of Writing called Discovering Your Authentic Self through dailyom.com.

     Here are some websites to check for writing classes or writing contests:







     Also, for some local events, check out www.wadenacountyhistory.org/.


     Mike reported that PRLAAC has been having Zoom meetings. They are making plans for art events for 2021.

     Something to check out from Ryan: Brian Sanderson Podcast and YouTube: Writing Excuses | Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.


BYU Brandon Sanderson lectures


     We took turns reading things we are working on and others critiqued. It was so good to see each other again in person!

     It is so easy to get sad and discouraged in this crazy world of ours with the pandemic and people out of work and now the problems at the capitol.

     It is easy to think that everything is going wrong and there is nothing we can do about it. We are just so happy that we can get together like this and talk writing and grammar and punctuation. We really enjoy each other’s company. We might be at separate tables and we have to talk and laugh through our masks, but we are happy to be able to do it! We hope others are able to find ways to stay safe but still have meaningful connections with friends.

Hope to see you all next time!