UPCOMING EVENT MARCH 14, 2020: LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR

The Forest Grove City Library is hosting the 1st Local Author Fair. Authors from the local community will be here to discuss their work and sell their books. Short readings and refreshments will also be provided.

  • Saturday March 14, 2020,  1:00 – 4:00PM
  • Forest Grove City Libary:  2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Several members from Writers in the Grove will be participating!

See the city Calendar Event page for a full list of participants and additional information.

 

Upcoming Events

The following events are coming up for Writers in the Grove members and the general public.

FEBRUARY 17, 2020: MONDAY MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE UCC CHURCH IN FOREST GROVE

February 17, 2020 – Due to the The Senior Center being closed for President’s Day, the Monday morning meeting of Writers in the Grove will be held at the United Church of Christ (UCC), starting at the regular 9am time.

The church is located at 2032 College Way in Forest Grove (corner of College Way and 21st Ave).

We very much appreciate the generosity of the church in letting the group meet there.

AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW

The following was submitted by Writers in the Grove member, Patti Bond.

At The End Of The Rainbow

Happiness is something to strive for
When bad things happen and
Thinking there is always a pot
Of gold at the end of the
Rainbow, which comes

From within, when dreams and
Goals merge in our lives
When we least expect,

This happens to those, who wait
And are waiting to be seen
By others, for this emotion
is for all of us to have.

 

PROMPT: (1)THE SHERIFF (2)NATIONAL HUGGING DAY (3)I WAS WRONG…

January 20, 2020

There were two options for the prompt at today’s meeting.

  • Prompt#1:  “The Sheriff”, by Adam Sirovatka. It was just published on the FiftyWordStories.com website.

The Sheriff

Prague, 1941.

The boy finished reading his favourite book. It was a western novel with a sheriff and bandits, and he loved everything about it.

He looked at his coat with a yellow star on it. “Now I’m the sheriff!” he thought proudly. “Tomorrow, I’ll show it to my classmates.”

 

  • Prompt#2:  “National Hugging Day” or “I was wrong…”

 

JANUARY 20, 2020: MONDAY MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE UCC CHURCH IN FOREST GROVE

January 20, 2020 – Due to the The Senior Center being closed for Martin Luther King Day, the Monday morning meeting of Writers in the Grove will be held at the United Church of Christ (UCC), starting at the regular 9am time.

The church is located at 2032 College Way in Forest Grove (corner of College Way and 21st Ave).

We very much appreciate the generosity of the church in letting the group meet there.

PROMPT: (1) EXCERPT FROM “THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI” (2)SUNRISE/SUNSET

January 13, 2020

There were two options for the prompt at today’s meeting.

  • Prompt #1: Excerpt from the book The Golem And The Jinni, by Helene Wecker.
    Consider the attention to detail in the description of this scene.

The rain transformed the city. It washed the filth from the sidewalks and reflected the gas lamps in puddles of clear water. It drummed on the taut awnings, and cascaded from gutters and and overhangs into the near-empty streets. Midnight had long since come and gone, and even those with nowhere to go had taken shelter, in basement dives and the dark corners of tenement hallways.

  • Prompt #2:  Sunrise / Sunset