Star Line Books
Thursday, March 30
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Discussion of Anne Lamott’s Book Bird by Bird
I left the first meeting exhilarated and wanting the discussion to continue. We read brief excerpts from three books specifically written for writers and set our next meeting date. We will discuss Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, which is sure to delight all participants. I will tell you more about that later, but first an update on my other projects.
The Local Authors event on January 31 went very well and can boast an overflow crowd for the venue. My poetry posters (ASKA broadsides) are selling well at Star Line Books, as are my Haiku Post Cards and my special Valentine’s Day post card. All of these products combine my photography with my poetry, as does my new book, We are Water. I have reviewed the proof copy of this book and expect to be able to debut it this month. It features poems and a color photographs on facing pages.
At the first meeting, on February 2, we read a few excerpts from Bird by Bird, as well as Annie Dillard’s book The Writing Life, and the Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser, former Poet Laureate of the United States. Bird by Bird held the greatest interest for those attending, and we will hold a more complete discussion at the March 30 meeting. Star Line Books will have copies available during March, and we encourage those participating to read the book and come prepared to share favorite quotations from the text. This group is not intended to compete with any existing writer’s group, program, or workshop. It is an opening for writers to learn about those groups, and other resources, as well as discuss books about the craft of writing.
Attendees are also welcome to bring titles of suggested books for future meetings. At this time, I plan to organize meetings on the fifth Thursday of the month, which means that there will be four meetings per year, but this can be changed if the participants decide to hold meetings more frequently.
I have also repurposed my existing Facebook group, Feed Your Brain, by posting links to resources such as upcoming conferences and workshops. This is an open group, which anyone can join and anyone can post in the group. Postings not pertinent to the topic of writer’s resources will be deleted.