Jim, below please find the announcement for the 1st meeting of the resurrected writers' group. All ye humans, great & small, You're invited--1 & all! Summer is but 8 days away in making its yearly debut. Making its semi-debut also on that same date is the Friends of Bookshare Explorations in Creative writing group. We will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. pacific, 12 pm eastern, in the friends of bookshare classroom. For the 1st 4 lessons, we will be studying the topic of "writing what you know". The material can be found at: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2799 The introduction to the course is as follows: This unit includes reading and writing activities that are geared to developing the use of memory, observation and the senses. The aim is to develop your perceptual abilities, honing your capacity to see detail in the world. You will be encouraged to start seeing the familiar in a new way and to make good use of your own personal history. We strongly encourage all those who wish to participate to read the first lesson of this course prior to the group meeting & be prepared to discuss it. The curriculum after that is subject to decision by the group. Suggestions that have been given thus far have been: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2748 http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Online_Creative_Writing_Courses_Offered_Free_by_Top_Universities_and_Educational_Websites.html http://www.lifewrite.com/html/class.htm http://www.thecraftywriter.com/2007/09/24/introduction-to-creative-writing-course-2/ Again, those who wish to participate are asked to look over these materials prior to that time so that the group can make choices as to how to proceed. Any suggestions as to other materials for the group's consideration would be greatly appreciated as well. So, to summarize: Who? The Friends of Bookshare Explorations in Creative Writing Club what: a group designed to encourage its members by means of instruction & *constructive* critique to become better writers Where: Friends of Bookshare Classroom When: 9:00 a.m., Pacific, 12 pm Eastern, June 21, 2008 Why: Because we can! How: Web Conferencing Plugin, & Pat Price's generosity. Please note: this group will meet the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Saturday of each month, deferring to the Fantasy Book Club which meets on the 2nd Saturday at the same time. Please also note that this group is facilitated, not led, which means that all members' participation is necessary in order for the group to be successful. If you have such, bring writing samples which demonstrate how you've used your personal experiences in your writing. Keep these to about 1000 words, please. & remember--Change the world--1 deed at a time. -- Jackie McBride Please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> & Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to bookshare-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the Subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.