Minutes from Writer’s Guild March meeting
March 10, 2015 – 6 pm- Arts Center
Attendees: Phillip Carango, Lee Wyndham, Roy Richardson, Charlotte Ehney, Amaryllis Turman, Connie Edwards, Fred Bassett
Congrats to Fred! Two of his poems were chosen for inclusion in POEM Literary Magazine. Only the best poems from thousands of national and international submissions are selected for publication in POEM. Published and distributed by HLA twice each year to members and major libraries, this literary journal is recognized as one of the finest poetry magazines in the United States. To have a chance to be included in future publications, check out the submission guidelines here http://hlahsv.org/POEM
Connie Edwards was the main feature at the McKissick Club. She was well received and looks forward to reading more of her poems to this group in the future.
Well done Fred and Connie!
Fred is working on the second edition of his book The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror.
Lee introduced a form of poetry to the group that was new to her. It is called terzanelle. This a 19-line Italian form poem. For more information about this form of poetry and to see examples, check out http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/terzanelle-poetic-form
The group would like to plan an event in April for National Poetry Month. If you have twitter, you can follow other poetry events happening nationwide @POETSorg.
The group discussed publishing an anthology of local writers using Createspace. If you have any suggestions as to what the guidelines should be, send them to amaryllisturman [at] gmail [dot] com.