Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October WordWeaver Meeting Minutes & News

Tuesday, October 19th, WordWeavers held their monthly meeting. Rita Durrett, Denise Jarmole, Barbara Shoff, and Jennifer McMurrain were all in attendance. We have met our quota for being an OWFI affiliate. Yay! It isn’t too late to become a member, we accept memberships all year. WordWeavers’ due is 10 dollars and if you'd like to join OWFI through WordWeavers you can for 15 dollars. Joining OWFI without an affiliated group will cost you 25 dollars.

Most of the meeting we discussed vanity press publishing and whether the cost is worth seeing your book published. General conciseness was it is not, and most of the time you’re left with a ton of unsold books hanging out in the trunk of your car.

Denise and Jennifer discussed their upcoming writer’s workshop with William Bernhardt and what they expect to get out of it.

We also discussed Jennifer McMurrain’s short story Fortress. If you have critiques for her you can send them to

Local author, Victoria Burks, has self-published a book called Legacy of Love. Denise read it and said it was better than the Mary Higgins Clark book she’s reading. If it’s in your budget, try to support Ms. Burks. You can e-mail her at for more information.

Barbara Shoff and Rita Durrett will be spending out their work for critique in November. Barbara will be sending out her short story, The Tat, and Rita will be sending out the first chapter to one of her books. Please take time to read the selections for discussion/critique at our next meeting.

A little food for thought for the next meeting, fund raising. Everybody is watching their pennies right now, so if we could come up with some fund raising to help pay for the hotel at OWFI I think more people would be able to go. Just a thought, would love to hear your ideas at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be Nov. 16th at 7pm at the library. If you are unable to attend the meeting, feel free to send your critiques back to the person via e-mail.

Remember the deadlines for OWFI contest and The Bartlesville Creative Writing Contest are February 1st, ARE YOU WRITING?