Rhode Island Writers: 4th Annual Anthology


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As you may already know, I am part of a local group of writers who gather weekly to share their writing. The writers in our group come from amazingly diverse backgrounds but we come together to share in a community of writing, listening, learning and seeking to understand each other and our world a little better.

It is in this spirit I share our latest offering made possible by our leader Linda Langlois who spends the many hours required editing and finalizing details to make our work available to others. The fact is many of the writers in our group are published in various newspapers, periodicals, and books. But, the beauty of the group is we all come for the love of writing. Period. So anyone who has the slightest inkling in that direction is welcome. As a matter of fact,  you might not even realize you love writing until you get around a group of crazy, word-loving wild-eyed writerly folk.

So here we are at the end of another year of writing adventures…with this offering available-  I have heard many of the stories shared in this book, and I assure you if you enjoy short stories, poetry, and a well-turned word, I encourage you to treat yourself to this anthology! I promise you will not be disappointed.

The poems listed below are my contributions included in this anthology and they are not published anywhere else; however, I have read a few of them at local poetry events. Although I like to let poetry be open to interpretation of the reader the poems shared for this anthology are – as always – a glimpse into the heart and soul of the one who writes. These poems were written and/or worked on over the last two years. Especially significant to me and for our times are The Wisdom of Trees and Winged Community which both have been shared for local events. If you would like to hear me read any of the poems listed, let me know in the comments and I will consider sharing a video.

 

Today While Getting Coffee

Drivers Permit

The Wisdom of Trees

Winged Community

The Driver and The Deer

Somewhere Between Neck Pain and Dementia

 

You can read a few of my favorite writers  from the group in the following posts:

You Have a Girl (Guest Post by Linda Langlois)

Nike (A Special Guest Post by Marjorie Vorhaben)

Beginning of the End (Guest Post by Jack Barry)

The Journal (Guest Post by Bethany Taylor)

 

The 4th Annual Anthology by The Neighborhood Guild Creative Writers is available on Amazon NOW in Kindle and paperback. To get the book on Amazon CLICK HERE.

 

 

Mark Your Planner for 21 Days of Journaling in July

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Hello, from the Rhode Island coast, journaling friends! I am announcing, a bit early, the next journaling endeavor here at Enthusiastically, Dawn. I wanted to be sure as you get busy with Springtime activities and fun, you had ample notice to mark your calendars, planners and smartphones for the next journaling journey…

 

 

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Random Journal Day #50 with Featured Journal Keeper Barbara London

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Pictured: The room we gather together weekly at the Neighborhood Guild, one quiet morning, before the readings begin.

    I picked up the phone to make the call shortly before Christmas about a year and a half ago. I left a message and waited to hear back from the Instructor who I would come to know as Linda eventually. It seemed like forever before I received the call back, and I wondered why should I bother? I was happily blogging away on my blog, contributing monthly along with a team of writers to a site dedicated to my genre, enjoying online writing communities AND contentedly discontent with my writing. My muse was getting a bit stir crazy, but other than that writing life seemed good.

Finally the return call came, although it was almost a whole month later and I had forgotten I had even desired to stretch myself out of my little writing cave. My muse and I looked at each other quizzically, meh…would we, should we, venture out of our comfort zone?

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Well here we are for another Random Journal Day and it is a very special CELEBRATORY event this month since the first Friday of July 2014 happens to be the 4th of July! So, dig into your old journal bins or choose one of the journal prompts from 21 Days of Journaling and share your post with us anytime this week and through next weekend depending on your party schedule. How about sharing and old fourth of July post from 10 years ago? Or maybe last year, the wonderful thing when we look back at those pages is seeing all the the little things we often forget. Be sure and check out our little Summer Giveaway via Rafflecopter as well.

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