KWG member Dave Gourdoux wrote the introduction to Undertow, the first collection of writing by members of the Guild. To read it, click here:
The get-together celebrating the publication of the first collection of writing by the members of the KWG has been changed – it will now begin at 7:00 on Wednesday, September 27th, at Kenosha Fusion. (If you’re not familiar with this true community treasure, visit their web site here: http://www.kenoshafusion.com/ ). The bar will be open, there will be readings from contributors, and there will be copies of this wonderfully diverse collection, as well as other books written by KWG members, available for purchase.
Come and join the party!
When: Wednesday, September 27th
Where: Kenosha Fusion (5014 Seventh Avenue)
Kenosha Public Library, North-side Branch (1500 27th Avenue)
What: A celebration of the launch of Undertow, the first ever collection of writing from members of the Kenosha Writers’ Guild. Open to the public! Copies of Undertow will be available for purchase, and you’ll also get a chance to meet the authors of this wildly diverse collection.
Save the date! Watch this space for more details!
Why do you write and for whom? What gets your creative juices flowing? Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a writing ritual? Write everyday? Wait for inspiration?
What role does setting play in your work? How do you create real and unique characters?
Outlines…deadlines…where do you draw the line?
Join us for an interactive workshop focusing on the writing process.
Share what works for you and learn what works for others.
Meet in room 196 of the Straz Bldg. April 13th. 6:30 P.M.
This month’s second Thursday meeting will feature Chris Deguire conducting a scene-writing workshop. Chris will use techniques that he applies as a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College in Chicago. Whether you are blocked or having trouble moving your story form point A to B or you just want to learn something from a talented and experienced professional, Thursday’s meeting promises to have something for you!
Please note that our assigned meeting room has changed for the Carthage College 2016 fall semester. Effective Thursday, September Eighth, meetings will be held in room 196 of the Straz building.
Any questions, please email Chris. Thanx.
If you’ve attended at least one open meeting of the KWG, you’re welcome to submit to our in-depth critique to be held Thursday evening January 14th.
Work may be fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, play, or poetry. Fiction may be a short story or novel excerpt. If it is a novel excerpt please provide a brief synopsis of what the readers need to know.
All submissions should be emailed to Dave Gourdoux email@example.com by midnight Sunday, January 10th.
Submissions MUST follow these guidelines-
– It must be in a Word document and sent as an attachment. They should be in Courier 12 point font, double spaced, 3700 words maximum, and the pages must be numbered. Include your name and title at the top of the manuscript.
– If the piece is longer than 3700 words, it should be excerpted, with any information the reader needs to know added to the manuscript. This information will not count towards the overall word count, but keep it brief.
– Please include what form the piece is – short story, novel excerpt, personal essay, etc.
– If you have a short story or novel excerpt that exceeds the word count, you MUST excerpt it.
– Work not meeting these guidelines may be returned and you may be asked to re-format it accordingly.
– Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as they don’t exceed 3700 words total.
All readers will have the pieces read before the meeting. At the meeting each writer will read about a page and then everyone will have a chance to comment on the piece. Readers will comment first, then the writer.
You may attend the meeting as a writer, reader, or just an observer. If you are submitting a piece, you are automatically a reader. Please RSVP to Dave at – firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Sunday, January 10th, even if you just want to read, you must e-mail Dave so you can get the manuscripts. Reading guidelines will follow with the manuscripts on Monday, January 11th.”