Lots of activity for anyone interested:
– I received word that submissions for the 2018 Tamale Hut Café’ Presents Short Story Contest are now open! They are looking for stories of 3000 words or under in any genre, and it doesn’t matter if it’s been published as long as it’s your original work. There are cash prizes, and if chosen, you must be able to attend the THC Reading Series night on November 17. Deadline for submissions is July 31st, and all the details I have are on our web site at https://thcwritersgroup.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/details-of-the-tamale-hut-cafe-2018-short-story-contest/
– Lisa sent word of a free Massive Open Online Course from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. The course starts July 15. Details of the MOOC program is at https://iwp.uiowa.edu/iwp-courses/distance-learning-courses/moocs
– And just a reminder, at our last meeting, we decided that for October’s THC Reading Series, we’ll present Autumn/October/Halloween stories that somehow incorporate a sense of smell.
The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, July 14th, at the Tamale Hut Café, starting at 2PM. If you can attend, we’d love to see you there. If you would like to submit a piece for critique during the meeting please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with an idea of the level of feedback you are looking for, and I will distribute it to the group. If you have something you would like feedback on but you can’t attend the meeting, I’d be glad to forward it to the group as well. We can discuss it at the meeting and get some comments back to you via e-mail.
The THC Reading Series is taking its summer break in July, but I hope to see you all on the 14th for the Writers Group.
For those of you attending, you should have already received the following pieces:
Christian – Story of the Slit Mouth Woman.Poem.docx
Sturdevant_The Life Table.docx
Cary – Flash fiction – Jimmy.docx, Flash fiction – Sticky Raspberry Yogurt.docx, Mike and Wendy.docx
Sean – MOST MORNINGS.rtf
Lisa – Michael.docx
Kathy – One Mother’s Magic-Every Mother’s Wish.docx