PROGRAMS

Women Who Write is pleased to offer programs throughout the year that help to nurture, encourage and educate our members while fostering a sense of community beyond the individual critique groups.  Every year we have a Winter Gathering to celebrate the season and each other while enjoying delicious cuisine.  At the launch of Goldfinch, our annual literary journal, we provide an opportunity for each selected author to read her published piece as well as an open mike for everyone who attends the event.  In addition, we offer programs in prose, poetry and screenwriting throughout the year by accomplished industry professionals.  

Please use the form at the bottom of this page to share your questions, comments and suggestions. 

 

Many of our events are now being conducted online, in response to the calls to maintain social distancing.  Anyone may create a free account at Zoom, install the app most appropriate for their operating system, and accept an invitation to join a meeting.  Free accounts can even host their own Zoom meetings, with some limitations.  Click the Zoom logo to create your account.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

What Writers Read 

Facilitated by Dana Faulkner-Punzo

Date:  Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Place:  Online via Zoom

Game Night: Finish the Story 

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Place:  Online via Zoom

Book Club: Deeply Home

by Maureen Lanagan Haggerty

Date:  Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time:  6:30 PM EDT

Place:  Online via Zoom

What Writers Read
Facilitated by President Dana Faulkner-Punzo
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where:  Online via ZOOM

WWW is more than just a group of writers, we are a community.  Most of us have been spending more hours at home over the past ten months than we could have imagined.  Since we haven't been able to get together for our Winter Gathering, Goldfinch Launch, conference, and critique groups, many of us have been reading.  A lot!  So please tell us what have you been reading during the pandemic?

 

​Write down the titles, authors, and why you liked the book. Then please join us for a special night of sharing our recommendations.  

 

President Dana Faulkner-Punzo will facilitate our online gathering of reading writers for a few hours of sharing.  After you jot down some of your literary recommendations from the past year, pour a hot cuppa or a tall cold one, pull up a chair, log in and hang out with some old friends and new acquaintances. 

Game Night:  Finish the Story
Saturday, March 27, 2021
7:00PM - 9:00 PM
on Zoom

Women Who Write members will meet online for a fabulous night of fun, creativity, and community.  

All who participate will be assigned to online "rooms" where each group will be given a writing assignment to write either the beginning, middle, or end of a story.  After a set time, each group reads their portion of the story.  

There is no charge to participate, and all the instructions and rules will be explained in the beginning. 

Book Club:  Deeply Home
by Maureen Lanagan Haggerty
Date:  Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 6:30 PM
Where:  Online via ZOOM

THUMBNAIL INTERVIEW by MARYANNE CAREY

1) What was the main reason/inspiration for writing Deeply Home?

After a number of my poems were accepted for publication in literary journals, my goal was to publish a collection of my poetry in a book format. The inspiration for Deeply Home grew out of heartfelt gratitude for my parents, siblings, and friends and the realization that their love and care created home.

2) Think back in time to the first piece you ever wrote? When was it? Did you share it with anyone? What was their reaction?

During high school, I began to write poems in rhyme. I soon became more interested in writing free verse in college. I submitted poems to the college newspaper and placed in several local contests. A creative writing elective taught by a poet-professor offered much encouragement.

 

3) What methods do you use to connect with your audience?

The most exciting way for me to connect with an audience is through a public reading. Having the opportunity to read and discuss one’s poems, answer questions, and listen to an individual share how a poem touched them is an amazing experience. Words matter!

 

4) What are you working on now and what made you choose to write about this?

During this challenging pandemic year, my recent poems have reflected on the importance of light and the presence of hope in our everyday lives. I enjoy reading poetry, studying the craft of writing, and learning about haiku.

 

5) Tell us a short bio of yourself; include any other work you have published or if this is your debut book tell us that!

My poetry has been published in Off the Coast, EXIT 13, Out & About, Full of Moonlight, A Splash of Water, Goldfinch Literary Magazine, Moving Forward, The Mendham Poets, If Only You Knew, and The Tower Poets. I'm a past president of Women Who Write, Inc., and a founding member of the Madison Poets’ Corner writing group. The theme of Irish country life has remained in my writing since I studied at University College Dublin. Family, friendship, and nature are the significant themes that appear in my poetry. In addition to writing, I am a counselor at the County College of Morris.

6) Where can your book be purchased?

The book, Deeply Home, can be ordered directly from Maureen. The cost is $7.50 plus $2.00 mailing. Maureen can be contacted by email: DeeplyHome@att.net.

7) Are you on any social media we could check out?

Not at this time.

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