The Writers in the Grove weekly meeting will resume on Monday, June 4th.
Recent letters to pen pals gives us these excerpts from the 3rd Grade of Gaston Grade School.
I enjoyed your letter. I’m lucky that my house is not a monster because it would eat my mom and dad and that would be scary.
And we are teaching Razer my dog not to bite.
What do you want for Christmas. I want a desk that is a bed and a deskbed. That is what it is called. I also want a spiny chair. I want that because I could do my homework on my desk and I can plug my computer in and do schoolwork at my desk.
F. 3rd Grade
There was a very interesting word that caught the attention of many people in the class recently, can you decipher the word?
Unknown. 3rd Grade
(The interesting spelling is the word “questions”!
Due to the the Martin Luther King Holiday, the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center will be closed. Writers in the Grove will be meeting at the home of Paula and Parks Adams in Forest Grove. Please contact us if you need the address.
Also, volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming 2018 Authors Conference on January 27, 2018. We need a kitchen czar to manage the kitchen, food, and setup during the event. We need a couple people to help collect the food from the donors as well, so transportation is important. Volunteers will likely miss some or all of the event, so we are also looking for friends and family to pitch in to help make this a success. I’ve volunteered my husband. Got another family member to spare? 😀
The prompt today refers to the Thanksgiving Weekend:
If last Friday was black, what color was last Thursday?
This year, we have two Mondays, the days of our regular meetings, falling on holiday dates when the Forest Grove Community and Senior Center is closed. We’re offering two alternatives for the two Mondays.
Monday, December 26, 2016, will be at the home of Paula and Parks Adams in Forest Grove at the regular time of 9AM.
Monday, January 2, 2017, will be at the home of Diana and Elliot Lubarsky in Hillsboro, Oregon, at the regular time.
Bring pen and paper and be ready for some fun prompts!
We will be meeting at the home of Diana Lubarsky in Hillsboro, Oregon, Monday morning. Please use our contact form for the address. See you there!
The Forest Grove Senior and Community Center is closed this Monday for the Fourth of July Independence Day holiday. We will be meeting at the home of Anne and Ralph Cuellar in Forest Grove, Oregon, at the normal 9AM. Please bring folding chairs and a potluck meal for lunch, if you are able to stay.
If you do not have the address, please contact MJ Nordgren or use our contact form.
Thanks to them for their generosity to open their home to us.
It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center will be closed. We will be heading to the farm on Monday!
Susan Schmidlin has invited us out to Schmidlin Farm, a black Angus ranch near Vernonia. Bring pens and paper, laptops, whatever, and join us for this fun morning, and possibly the day.
There will be carpool available at the Center, leaving by 8:20AM on Monday. The rest of us will meet at Schmidlin Farm by 9AM.
Please bring a potluck meal to share with everyone as we will have lunch following the morning workshop. Please label the food as to vegetarian, meat, dairy, or gluten.
The Schmidlin’s have invited us to tour the ranch and get some close up time with the cattle. Those willing to pull weeds, bring appropriate attire and kneeling pads and join us in her huge garden. She brings in fruits and vegetables all summer long to our writing group, and this is one of the ways we can pay back.
See you, Monday, at the farm!
The Forest Grove Senior and Community Center will be closed on January 18 for Martin Luther King Day. Paula and Parks Adams have again offered their home in downtown Forest Grove for the 9AM meeting.
While they traditionally serve snacks and have food for lunch afterwards, please bring a small potluck or snack to add to the mix.
We usually do something special on these workshop events, including multiple prompts, so expect to really sharpen up your creative writing skills in January!
If you require the address and directions, please use our contact form.
The following is by Liz Winston, a guest to Writers in the Grove Monday workshop. She wrote the following and shared it with us with permission to publish based upon the 4th of July prompt. Liz is a singer specializing in jazz and gospel in Seattle and also works retail during the day.
Full of fun,
food, and faith.
A time to celebrate and
Be thankful for a chance to
Choose to make a positive
Difference in life.
Whether I face emotional,
Physical or mentally challenged,
Being thankful for past
And present progress
Things that have molded me into
The person you see today.
For another year to
Celebrate life whether
I feel ready or not.
Boom, bang, pop, sizzle,
Oooh, awwww, wow, oooh
As the lights are bright in
the sky tonight.