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Writers Forum 7/10/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Writing

Program Topic:

Key Discussion Points:

a) 2nd Annual Castine Storytelling Festival www.wilsonmuseum.org (calendar of events)

b) Baseball – Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox,

c) Philosophy

d) Senior College system in Maine

Guests:

A) Bill Wiley, wwiley1018@earthlink.net, niubilly.wordpress.com, www.bandgeeksonline.com

B) Bob Pring, rkppwh@yahoo.com

C) Johanna Sweet, johanna.s.sweet@gmail.com

Writers Forum 6/12/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Writing

Program Topic:

Key Discussion Points:

a) charitable anthology Bleed published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. All proceeds are donated to the fight against children’s cancer.

b) Horror genre – rats, bugs, worms

c) 5th Annual Maine Postmark Poetry Contest sponsored by the 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, www.belfastpoetry.com

Guests:

A) Glenn Rolfe, glenntheory.wix.com/glennrolfehorror

B) April Hawks, www.princessvespa3.com

C) Peter Dudar, PeterDudar@aol.com

Writers Forum 5/8/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic:

Key Discussion Points:
a) the essay form
b) submitting to literary magazines
c) the Iota Conference www.cclc.me/page/911-1163/iota

Guest:
Penny Guisinger, Iota Conference for Short Prose, penny@thecclc.org, pennyguisinger.com/

Writers Forum 4/10/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: National Poetry Month

Key Discussion Points:

· Celebrating the month of April as National Poetry Month

· Events in Rockland at the Rockland Library

· MWPA Black Fly Retreat in May

· Writing poetry – Carol’s 365 poetry project

· Celebrating Spring with poetry

· Belfast Poetry Festival, www.BelfastPoetry.com

Guests:

Elizabeth Garber, past Poet Laureate of Belfast, www.ElizabethGarberPoetry.com

Carol Willette Bachofner, Poet Laureate of Rockland, www.CarolBachofner.com

Writers Forum 2/13/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Two fiction writers

Key Discussion Points:
· Writing a series of books as opposed to a single stand alone novel.
· The unique impressions each readers bring s to their reading of a book.
· What makes a book a page turner.

Guests:
Katherine Silva, www.voxthebook.com
Alison Dibble, writing as A.D. Morel, www.writermanna.com

Writers Forum 1/9/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: the writing life

Key Discussion Points:
a) fictionalizing a real life event
b) creating a memoir from a poem
c) writing to examine or recover from a situation

Guests:

A) Meg Wilson www.megwilsonauthor.com

B) Katherine Mayfield www.TheBoxofDaughter.com and www.katherine-mayfield.com

Writers Forum 11/14/13

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Writing

Key Discussion Points:
a)Power of place in writing
b)Michael Macklin Poetry Prize
c)Historical research in Maine

Guests:
Amy Wight Chapman, memoir in progress, AmyC@megalink.net
Susan Wuorinen, Hold on There, Sadie Coggins, SusaWuorinen@gmail.com
Michelle Leavitt, Back East, MLeavitt@Unity.edu

Writers Forum 10/10/13

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Writing

Program Topic:

Key Discussion Points:
a) Reading poetry
b) Belfast Poetry Festival, www.belfastpoetry.com
c) Belfast Poet Laureate

Guests:

A) Scott Fuller,fullerotis@aol.com

B) Ellen Sander, laureate@belfastpoetry.com