Take a short break from writing to laugh at these punny jokes!
A Writer’s Workshop given by Terri McCord
August 27, 2016
The Arts Center of Greenwood, Conference Room,
120 Main Street, Greenwood SC
End of the Line description:
Where do thoughts end? How do you create emphasis? How do you best use enjambment?
From short essay, to prose poetry, to lyric or narrative poetry, practice the art of creating lines and/or sentences that grab the attention of the reader and force new levels of understanding.
About the Presenter:
Terri McCord has won awards from Hub City, Emrys, Poetry Society of South Carolina, South Carolina Poetry Initiative, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
Publications include Potomac Review, Seneca Review, Connecticut Review, Cimarron Review, and the recent anthology Found Anew (University of South Carolina Press).
To register please send a check postmarked by August 22, 2016 to: Greenwood Writer’s Guild, 210 Wingert Road, Greenwood, SC 29649. Cost is $15. Seating is limited.
For more information, please send a private Facebook message to Charlotte Koon Ehney or call 864-223- 1317.
Minutes from Writer’s Guild July meeting
July 12 2016 – 6 pm- Arts Center
Attendees: Jorge Castillo, Charles Walker, Connie Terpack, Mary Woodiwiss, Phillip Carango, Charlotte Ehney, Gwen Murtha, Amaryllis Turman
The Poetry workshop is confirmed for Aug 27 10am-12noon with Terri McCord. The cost is $15 and it is open to public
Charlotte gave an update concerning the Leath writing workshops. Everything is in progress and participants are getting background checks.
Regarding Isreal Allen’s book signing at Main and Maxwell- it went well. He did a reading as well.
Charlotte is going to follow up with owner of Main and Maxwell to see about having a book signings there.
Connie is going to check if The Book Store in Laurens is a possible venue for book signings.
Based on last month’s prompt Breath of Inspiration:
—Jorge C read a poem A Breath of Inspiration
—Charlotte E read a poem Writer’s Block
Connie T is finishing up her latest article for the Greenwood magazine.
Charles W shared a chapter from his current work in progress.
How can we breathe inspiration when
the act of breathing is involuntary and
inspiration is given by the gods to us, to make it alive.
Inspiration can come at any instant and if we are
ready for it, we can create some of the most
beautiful pieces of art, be it poetry, prose, paintings
or any other artistic manifestation.
Like the breath which God used to give us life,
inspiration will give life to our thoughts, in
the form that we decide to express it.
So a breath of inspiration came to us
as life was given to us, without asking,
without expecting, not even wanting,
it is a free gift that should be honored by
turning it into something that others can
admire and delight on it, not for our Glory
but for the sheer pleasure of giving life to that
breath of Inspiration. As yours, as your life and
so alien that you may not recognize it, by
looking from afar.
When you have writer’s block or are having trouble describing your characters, here is an ’emotion wheel’ to help you get into your characters’ headspaces.
My muse –
she must be on vacation
‘cause I can’t find her anywhere.
So I stare at blank pages,
not a breath of inspiration
to be found.
quivers in my hand
longing to record
but it’s just not to be.
No, my muse
has abandoned me.
Impatiently, I wait
yearning for her return
to once more inspire me.
When you get to an intersection
what way will you follow, the easy one,
the short one, the one to the left or
to the right, the familiar or the
unknown one, there is a choice to make
and you have to do it.
This is not only for the road, where you
always can turn back and retrace
your way, this is for your life. When it is
acceptable to compromise and take the
convenient choice, or cheat by going
around instead of how it needed to be done.
What are you willing to sacrifice
just to get where you want. How many
will be left behind just to get you there.
Remember life is a road of character
a road of principles of discipline.
How you sail through life will define
how you arrive at the port of destination.
Be sure you take the right way.