Friday, December 02, 2016

Village Writing School

POETRY THAT REDIRECTS ITSELF

Sunday, December 4
 
In this workshop, we will look at the nature of metaphor and how metaphor can be a tool for generating surprise in a reader.

We will also: 
  • look at ways to coax our poetry into taking surprising detours and discuss how those detours can shape a new understanding of ourselves.
  • read examples of successful poems that employ similar tactics. 
  • participate in writing exercises designed to generate new ideas.

The workshop leader is Rodney Wilhite whose poems have appeared in Pleiades, 14 HillsCartographer, The Idle Class, The Puritan, and Splash of Red. He teaches at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
 
This is the third of our free poetry series. Don’t miss it!

Become a Better Poet & A Better Poetry Reader

December 4   2 - 4 p.m.
Rogers Library
711 S. Dixieland Road


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Heroes Beneath the Wave

Mark R. Clary's USS Sunfish (SSN-649)story "Christmas I Remember Best: Ocean depths fail to dampen spirit of Christmas," in Heroes Beneath the Waves. And a Christmas poem, "Christmas Below the Sea," by the author as her husband tried to share his experience of Christmas on submarines.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

SUBMARINE STORIES

http://submarinestories.blogspot.com/

HEROES BENEATH THE WAVES: SUBMARINE STORIES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by Mary Nida Smith

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Palette Art League

Join the Palette Art League on December 15 and 16 , for a fun and exciting workshop at the P.A.L's Art Gallery.  Marlene Gremillion will be instructing "Photographing and Watercolor Painting  Shiny Objects ".
Find the details attached.  Pre-registration is encourage to reserve your seat. (space is limited).
For questions and registration contact Dana Johnson at 870-656-2057. 


All proceeds support the Palette Art League a 501-c3 non profit organization. 

THE VILLAGE WRITING SCHOOL

http://www.villagewritingschool.com/


Village Writing School

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good Morning

Good morning.
All is well this morning - I think?  Facebook is still not allowing to print normal. I guess they peeked and found out what age group I belonged to and thought I needed large print. I feel I have been placed in one of these age group boxes. I refuse to go without a fight, not in a mean way, but in a gentle way.

 This is were I need a lot of God's help to do something worthwhile/meaningful each day to keep focus on the prize. I know God has a wonderful plan for me and I must be ready, if it through my writing, painting, or photography I must continue; if its not -its not. In the meanwhile I have enjoyed myself while waiting to discover His plan.

When I drew the balancing act of the worms years ago, I should have used a clock instead of books. Well I can redraw it. 

I need a small water softener,can anybody give me any pointers what to purchase and where?
When I post on my blog  you can comment on my Facebook.
Have a great day and enjoy the changing of the clouds.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Missing Friends


Missing all my woodland garden and yard friends today.
Some were dearer than others - young and old: the chipmunks, squirrels, insects, bird families, turtles, deer (most of all Prissy and Babe), snakes, tree frogs (most of all Sass and his family), groundhogs, and a whole lot more. Each year was different; some sad and some funny. I learned how special animals can be. I am thankful for the 17 years we all were friends.

Today at the new place a titmice flew to a small make-shift birdbath I had created. I thought of the two springs their family had raised young ones in a bird house on the deck table. I learned much from them as I photographed every move and their cousins, the chickadees.

Be true to your friends and they'll be true to you.