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Sep 24, 2016

Today’s prompt comes from Abigail Thomas’ delightful book, Thinking About Memoir. Those who have read A Three Dog Life will recognize Thomas' familiar charm as she weaves writing prompts through her personal narrative. For example:

Sep 15, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Sep 14, 2016

When John Bichelmeyer passed away in 2004, his daughter Mary Lucas started writing down the lessons she had learned from her father. Originally intended as a way to share her father’s advice with family and friends, interest was so great that Lucas sought out a publisher. She took some time to tell us a little bit about her journey to “accidental author.”

Local Writers
Sep 10, 2016

Normally, each Saturday we post a prompt to get you writing. Today, we’re taking a different tack and posting a prompt to get you thinking. Whether you are a veteran of National Novel Writing Month, or are just now learning about that crazy-intense group of writers, it’s a great time to start thinking about, and maybe even preparing for, the long month of November.

Sep 8, 2016

CW Cooke is a comic book writer living in the Kansas City area who has been working in comics since 2007. He has been published by Action Lab, Big Dog Ink, Viper, Bluewater, Arcana, and Devil’s Due Entertainment with his creator-owned series Solitary.

Sep 5, 2016

Alan Proctor is a poetry editor for Kansas City Voices and a former humor columnist, tree surgeon, fundraiser, and college administrator. He serves on the board of The Writers Place based in Kansas City.

Sep 3, 2016

School Library Journal calls Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within part writing guide, part Zen philosophy, and part personal diary. It is composed of 65 short "chapters" with titles like "Obsessions," "Listening," and "Use Loneliness," each a meditation on how to tap into who you are and how to tell your stories.

Sep 1, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Aug 31, 2016

Arlin Buyert is a local poet who was born and raised on an Iowa farm near Sioux Center where he graduated from high school. Arlin was formally educated at Macalester College and The University of Minnesota and worked as an admissions officer at Macalester before entering the Navy in 1966. Arlin was a Naval aviator, corporate executive, cattle rancher and is now retired and lives in Leawood, Kansas with his wife Kristen Kvam.