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MEETING ON JULY 22, 2018 at 2:15 p.m.
"WORDS ARE EVENTS, THEY DO THINGS, CHANGE THINGS. THEY TRANSFORM BOTH SPEAKER AND HEARER; THEY FEED ENERGY BACK AND FORTH AND AMPLIFY IT. THEY FEED UNDERSTANDING OR EMOTION BACK AND FORTH AND AMPLIFY IT. Ursula Le Guin, Author *********** We hope to see you all Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library, downstairs in the Guanajuato Room. If you come to a meeting with material to read, please bring up to 1,500 words, double spaced (about 4-5 pages, and printing on both sides of paper is ok; this saves trees). Bring copies of your piece for other writers to note their feedback for you. Please RSVP. You'll be able to see on the site how many people are coming if you check the day before the meeting. Please bring an extra copy or two of your work to to pass out, as sometimes an extra person or two shows up without having RSVP'd. We meet twice a month. Please see meeting announcement on the Meet Up - Ashland Writer's Group page for the date. We're looking forward to hearing some of your work! See you! Patricia

Ashland public library

410 Siskiyou Blvd · Ashland, OR

Respond by: 7/22/2018

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    What we're about

    Who are you?

    The Ashland Writers' Group is for working writers who are serious about their professional development. It's a supportive space for constructive feedback that will help us deepen our relationship with our words and ourselves. Any aspect of the written word is welcome.

    How we do it

    Anyone with a written excerpt to present shall bring printed copies enough for those attending. Keep excerpts to 1500 words or less. You'll read your piece aloud. We'll review silently for two minutes, then spend up to 10 minutes on free comment.

    Common courtesy is to read, then listen. This work is about how you as an artist can move us from what you put on the page. Your reading is a forum to present your art and absorb the viewpoints of others. The pristine form of this exercise is to read only what you've put down. If we leave out the preamble, the woulda-coulda-shoulda, we get closer to the mindset of publishing, where only our best work is there to represent us.

    For 2017, we ask that all writers attend the basics of grammar and punctuation.

    We often go overtime, so it's not impolite to excuse yourself at 6 pm.

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