THANKS to J. Patrick Lewis for providing the challenge of One-Worders. It was another entertaining exercise that stimulated a variety of genuinely witty offerings. It isn’t over. I hope to see other One-Worders posted in the days to come so if you’re attacked by a real gagger, by all means rush over and share it with us! For now I’m moving on to other matters but all you have to do is scroll down to the date, September 17, and post.
If you like to enter contests, Springfield (Missouri) Writers’ Guild is having one. Here’s the lowdown from Lee Ann Russell.
The Springfield Writers’ Guild is sponsoring a poetry contest. Entry deadline is September 30. E-mail Lee Ann Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidelines. (Put “contest” as the subject.)
Prizes range from $10 to $100 in eleven categories. Fees $2.00 and $3.00. Award ceremony October 27 at the Springfield Guild meeting. The nice thing is that you don’t have to be present to win.
On another front, if you live within driving distance (or just feel like flying), this reminder is for you. Writers Hall of Fame is now taking reservations for it’s upcoming writers workshop scheduled for October 13. Here’s the link to that. http://www.writershalloffame.org/index.html . When you get there, click on Download File, which is highlighted in blue on the left side below the announcement. I hope some of you can take advantage of this opportunity to share a day with others who are interested in the glorious sport of writing!