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Wednesday, January 15

WFoD Fifth Wednesday Wildcard Session (rescheduled to Third Wednesday to accommodate the holidays)

In your writing these days, do you find yourself trying not to offend, or trigger? Ask yourself “Why?”

Avoiding offense? Not triggering anyone? What’s “correct,” (politically or otherwise)? What’s OK/Not OK?

We’re seeing a rise in concern among writers and publishers over work getting – if not “banned” – then proscribed, or warned against. Just the other day someone posted about some yokel lawmaker proposing legislation against the use of “bitch” to mean anything other than a female pooch, apparently.

So – censorship. Among the chestnuts and standbys for writers (and artists of any stripe, really) to whinge and philosophize about, censorship (“the C word”) is always good for some blather.

So therefore – at the suggestion and behest of a member – we’ll attempt to at least phumpher and bloviate a bit on the softer forms we see rising and falling from time to time. Ike special interest groups campaigning to have certain works de-listed and/or de-accessioned from library collections and school curricula, and the worst upshot, writers trying to make sure their work stays out of the crosshairs of the ideologically-driven “OK/Not OK” contingent among us. In other words (uh-oh) self-censorship.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

WFoD Fourth Wednesday Critique Session 

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH; (be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location).

[Don’t Forget: Fourth Wednesday means (voluntary) donation to MGCC is collected. Most of us usually kick in $5.]

Queued for Review:

  • Shadows, John T., 16 pages, submitted 1/15/20
  • On The Beach, Don, 12 pages, submitted 1/17/20
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

First Wednesday Flash Workshop (but being held on the Fifth Wednesday)

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH; (be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location).

As usual at this time of year, video recording of readings will be available for those that like that sort of thing. 

 


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

First Wednesday Flash Workshop

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH; (be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location).

As usual at this time of year, video recording of readings will be available for those that like that sort of thing. 


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

WFoD Second Wednesday Critique Session 

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH; (be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location).

Queued for Review:


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

WFoD Third Wednesday Free-For-All 

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH; (be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location).

A series (hopefully) of sessions on various topics having to do with writing and other disorders appurtenant thereto. The agendas for these sessions will vary according to what people want, or according to what I think might be fun & profitable. The topic/agenda for each session will be announced and/or hashed out offline via our email distribution list so watch for email from me. The usual “afters” will apply. Be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location.

Hope you can make it. – DQ


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WFoD Fourth Wednesday Critique Session 

7:00 pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry, NH; (be sure to check the room assignment board in the vestibule for the meeting location).

Queued for Review:

[DQ]
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