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Meeting This Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is Thursday, November 9, 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will jump into National Novel Writing Month. We’ll have great discussion and how to’s about novel writing, some brainstorming help if you’re stuck, and some time to get some more words in.

If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.
Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-Open Mic pieces should only be NaNoWriMo excerpts for November.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, November 8.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

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Meeting Next Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 19, 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will finish our discussion of the Snowflake Method and discuss how NaNoWriMo will work.
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.
Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, October 18.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Literature Chat
Do you want to share a book you’ve read or an author you love with the club? Maybe you read about a writing technique or idea that you’d like to share.
Literature Chat Requirements:
-You must be present to discuss your slide and have a mic to be able to speak to the group.
-You must create a powerpoint slide about what you’d like to share.
-You must email your slide by Wednesday, October 18.
-Your powerpoint should be limited to one slide.
-Topics must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Topics will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Virge Literary Magazine – Accepting Submissions

Virge Literary Magazine Now Accepting Submissions for Fall Edition
All current FLVS students are eligible to submit work to be considered for the Fall 2017 issue of Virge (which will be published in December).

The theme is “ReImagine.”

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 13.

CLICK HERE for more information.

If you have any questions, please email literarymagazine@flvs.net.

Meeting Next Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is Thursday, September 28, 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will finish our discussion of Flash Fiction.
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.
Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.
Virge Literary Magazine Now Accepting Submissions for Fall Edition
All current FLVS students are eligible to submit work to be considered for the Fall 2017 issue of Virge (which will be published in December).

The theme is “ReImagine.”

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 13.

CLICK HERE for more information.

If you have any questions, please email literarymagazine@flvs.net.

 

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, September 27.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Literature Chat
Do you want to share a book you’ve read or an author you love with the club? Maybe you read about a writing technique or idea that you’d like to share.
Literature Chat Requirements:
-You must be present to discuss your slide and have a mic to be able to speak to the group.
-You must create a powerpoint slide about what you’d like to share.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, September 27.
-Your powerpoint should be limited to one slide.
-Topics must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Topics will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.
 

Scribbler Stars!

We’ve got 35 members who already have participation points and are tied up, however SIX members have not wasted any time and surged ahead.

Abigail
Emilee
Eshanie
Grace
Keegan
Sarah

 

Way to go everyone!

Meeting ReCap

Basic Club Info:

  • Meetings are usually the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8pm EST.
  • To remain a member of the club, you must attend 1 meeting per month OR post 1 comment on the blog.
  • All activities, exercises, and events are optional. The only requirement is participation.
  • Want to post your writing on the blog or twitter? Submit your work!

 

What’s Next:

Editorial Board Applications

  • If you were a member last year, you are eligible to apply to be on our Editorial Board.
  • Editorial Board members help make decisions about the club and contribute to the blog.
  • Fill out the Application by September 22 to apply.

September Focus – Flash Fiction

  • Watch the recording to learn more about Flash Fiction.
  • Exercise: Write a story 500 words or less. Choose one of the prompts below or choose your own topic.
    • Prompt #1: {Male protagonist}, proceeding about his business and caught in a crowd, is confronted by a strange person, {female protagonist}, who thrusts a mysterious object, {X}, into his hand and, without a word, vanishes.
    • Prompt #2: {Female protagonist} has taken up her quarters in a vacant house
    • Prompt #3: {Male protagonist} believes himself guilty of a crime which he cannot remember having committed.
  • Email me your piece to post it on the blog, include it in Open Mic, or receive feedback.
  • Pieces due by September 27.

Participation Points

  • Members will be awarded points throughout the year based on different options for participating.
  • At the end of the year, the member with the most points will win a prize!
  • Current Participation Opportunities
    • Meeting = 10 points
    • Blog Comment = 5 points
    • Blog Submission = 10 points

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 28, 7-8pm EST – off our normal schedule due to in-service
  • October 5, 7-8pm EST
  • October 19, 7-8pm EST

 

Note: FLVS will be closed through at least Monday, September 11. There may be some delay in responding to messages until we are back up and running from the storm.

First Meeting of the Year!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our first meeting of the year is this Thursday, September 7, from 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will discuss an overview of the club and what this year has in store for us, applications for our Editorial Board, and get started on some writing exercises.
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the meeting.

Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to writing with you this year!

Coming Up – First Meeting Of the Year!

Our first meeting of the year is coming up on September 7th.
We’ll get started on some writing exercises and talk about the upcoming year.

See you soon!

Club Applications Now Online!

I hope you had a great summer and are ready to start scribbling!

Club Applications are now open and we are ready to get this new year started. Remember that returning members need to submit a new application each year to remain in the club.

CLICK HERE to apply for the 2017-2018 Creative Writing Club.
September Meetings: September 7 & 28 at 7pm EST

Participation Requirement: You must come to at least one meeting OR post two comments on the blog each month to remain a member of the club.

I hope to see you again and that you will have time for the club this year, but understand if you’ve got a lot going on.

 

Scribbler’s Out For Summer!

Have a great summer! The blog will be on break until our return in August. Thank you and enjoy!