Brenna Smith is teaching the “Small Talk” Workshop on Saturday Oct 15th from 9am to 12pm at the Writers Garret in Dallas. http://www.writersgarret.org/calendar.shtml
The board needs a volunteer to be the Election Coordinator. Duties will include ballot counting and coordinating the 2012 Board Election.
Our annual Halloween Read is October 26th. We will also have a Potluck that night, so bring your favorite dish to share. Feel free to come in costume.
Reminder: Annual Dues are due October 1st
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!
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.