Our 1st Vice-President, Carolyn Williamson, gave brief synopses of the recent additions to our library. If you’re interested in checking out a book, locate the card (alphabetized by author), fill it out, and file the card in back behind the Zs. You may keep the book for three weeks, after that it’ll cost you.
Harry Hall (also a member of World Champions Edge which focuses on coaching public speakers) will be the race announcer next week, Aug 24th for the Daylight to Darkness 5 Mile run in Dallas.
Harry is having a book signing on Sept 17th in Irving at Crystals Pizza! He’ll have drawings and prizes, and also copies of his book Help! People are Staring at Me.
Kyle White brought in a copy of the Sept/Oct issue of the Writers Journal. His article Blog Your Way to a Non-Fiction Book Deal is blurbed on the front! The issue hits the stands August 23rd. www.writersjournal.com
Our Treasurer, Paul Lamarre, announced the 2011 Glenn Bavousett award was granted to Harry Hall. His expenses to the Mayborn conference were reimbursed. Harry applied in advance, attended the conference and shared his experience with the Workshop. Congratulations Harry!
Rosemary Clement-Moore's next book signing for Texas Gothic is August 6th at the Hurst Barnes & Noble from 2pm to 4pm.
Del Cain has a poem featured in The Enigmatist Poetry Journal. He brought in his contributor’s copy.
Pam Skjolsvik is being honored this Saturday at The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The conference is being held at the Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center in Grapevine. She won a writing competition in the Ten Spurs Literary Journal.
George Goldthwaite requests workshop members to review his book, From Youth To Vengeance available on www.Amazon.com.
The carpooling board is up and running. Check it out if interested.
Candace Havens' She Who Dares, Wins drops on April 1st. Be sure to check out her website for more info.
She has a book signing on April 16th at 2 pm at Barnes and Noble in Lewisville.
Do you know how to use Google? Would you like to help the Workshop? Good. We knew you would. The Workshop now has a grant committee looking for three or four volunteers to help research grants we can apply for. This is a research position, not a grant writing position.
Contact Kate Cornell or Donna Lasko if you are interested.
We have four rooms in our new building that need names. We are leaving it up to the members to generate possibilities. Harken, creative writers! Give us some ideas.
Send Kate Cornell or Donna Lasko your brilliance.
I'm still taking blog ideas. I've got some good'ins which will be discussed (fleetingly) during next week's announcements.
You can always comment on this post, send a message to us on Twitter, or hit our Facebook fan page.
It was a change of the guard at the January 5 meeting of the Workshop (well, almost, two members of the former Board ran for re-election) as a new Board of Directors was seated. They are:
Donna Lasko, President
Carolyn Williamson, 1st Vice President
Kate Cornell, 2nd Vice President
Paul Lamarre, Treasurer
Kyle White, Secretary
Ron Soule, Director
David Whiteman, Director
Former President Stephen Manning presented outgoing President Russell Connor with a plaque to commemorate his two years of service. Russell gave gift cards to the 2010 Board in recognition of their service; and to Harry Hall for opening the building each week, Eric Dixon for consistently volunteering to monitor a read-and-critique session, and to Chris Moore for serving on the 2009 Board.
In other news, Kate Cornell advised that she now handles the social networking for DFWWW. People can stay current about Workshop events on Twitter, or our Facebook fan page. Rosemary Clement Moore announced the release of her Young Adult novel The Splendor Falls on January 11 in paperback. Larry Enmon cautioned that only five spots remain for agent assistant volunteers. Interested members should see him to sign up now. Jeff Posey warned that the 2011 DFW Writers' Conference is fast approaching and people should register today before it's too late. Finally, please keep member Michelle O'neal in your thoughts as she fights a life threatening medical condition.
It seemed as if the news and announcements would never end. Candace Havens delivered her newest book, Turn and Dare, to Harlequin. A. Lee Martinez' newest novel, Catching the Moon, was accepted by Orbit. Delacorte accepted Rosemary Clement-Moore's newest work, Texas Gothic, and the book is already available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
Del Cain reported a successful event at the Saginaw Public Library last week. Russell Connor and A. Lee Martinez appeared, along with Rosemary Clement-Moore who was the keynote speaker. This weekend, Rosemary will appear at Readers & 'ritas in Allen, with Candace Havens as the Master of Ceremonies. Also this Saturday, A. Lee Martinez has a book signing at 2 p.m. at the Borders in Burleson.
Finally, President Russell Connor thanked a wide variety of volunteers who unselfishly give of their time each week. Harry Hall who arrives early to set up the building and to make coffee; Eric Dixon who never fails to monitor one of the read-and-critique rooms; former President Stephen Manning who assists the Board in making the hard decisions; and Jeff Posey, Jason Myers and Michelle O'Neal who work on the annual writers' conference.
Thank you everyone who contributes in some way. As a non-profit, all volunteer organization it takes all of us to keep DFWWW functioning.
In a busy news night, A. Lee Martinez was interviewed by The Dead Robot Society Podcast about his series of fantasy novels. Richard Young's book-length manuscript, American Health Scare, is a top 20 finalist in a contest sponsored by The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Harry Hall's short non-fiction narrative, "Michael Hylands Marathon Victory over Cystic Fibrosis" is also a finalist in the same contest, but in a different category. Books in Motion purchased George Goldwaithe's newest novel, Bugles and Bagpipes. Also, George attended the Western Writers' of America Convention where three different agents requested manuscript submissions. Rosemary Clement-Moore stated that the hardcover edition of her newest book, The Splendor Falls, has gone into its second printing. Additionally, Rosemary will speak on Thursday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at the Haslet Public Library.
Finally, Russell Conner reminded members that next week, Wednesday, July 7, is the final vote on the proposed amendments to the Workshop Bylaws.