Writers in the Grove is pleased to host the WINTERSONG 2020 public reading event at the Forest Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10:30 AM to about noon.
This event is open to all ages. It is free to enter and to attend.
The location is:
Forest Grove United Methodist Church
1726 Cedar Street
Forest Grove, Oregon.
Submission Guidelines and Entry Form is located here: (more…)
The following events are coming up for Writers in the Grove members and the general public.
November 18, 2019
Picture in your mind a photograph of one of your parents or a close relative that you learned something from. Picture them before you were born.
November 11, 2019 – Due to the The Senior Center being closed for Veterans Day, the Monday morning meeting of Writers in the Grove will be held at the Forest Grove United Methodist Church in the library room, starting at the regular 9am time.
The church is located at 1726 Cedar St. in Forest Grove (corner of 17th and Cedar).
We very much appreciate the generosity of the church in letting the group meet there.
November 4, 2019
Today’s prompt is exploring the question of how to express a strong feeling in writing.
Write something that gets a strong feeling across. Consider using colors or sounds to express a strong feeling, whether it be happy or sad.
October 28, 2019
There were two prompt options in today’s group meeting.
- Halloween Memory (real or fantasy)
- Autumn Leaves
There were 3 writing prompt options in today’s group meeting.
- Squirrel in a crosswalk
- Women hold up half the sky
- Gold, Orange, Yellow, Brown, Green
The following was submitted by Writers in the Grove member, Mary Jane Nordgren.
It was in response to the prompt, A Four Letter Word Containing “R” AND “S”.
air transparent, air translucent
but aspects of air we cannot know
cannot see except by inference
when raven swoops over granite peak
into the valley, dipping and lifting
shifting only a feather or two to propel
guiding him on invisible currents
searching twittering gold aspens
finally alighting near the top
of green sugar pine
he rests a moment
launches with two pumps of spread black wings
dives, swoops low
lifts again, talons empty
spirals high, and higher
circling with only a tilt or so
as, knowing the air like the back of his claw
October 14, 2019
Prompt for weekly group meeting:
A four letter word containing “R” and “S”. You supply the two missing vowels.
Oct 7, 2019
The prompt is write about some kind of pet you may have desired as a child but never got. It could be a real or imaginary one.