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Goodbye May … Hello June!

I received an email this week reminding me of my turn to write for the What’s Happening section of our website. Life has been busy. Work has been busy. My first thought was how did I get to the end of May and still not get my article written? My second thought was, “Thank you Betty, for your gentle nudge to keep me on track! What would I do without you?”

I’m sure Betty has other things to do with her time, but her heart beats strong for our ragtag group of writers. She is always thinking of ways to inspire, encourage, and teach and we are all growing and becoming better writers because of it.

Looking Back …

In May, we celebrated with Dan Englund as he submitted his first story to The Pagosa Springs SUN and saw it published the following week in The Writer’s Circle. I love that we are all in different seasons of our writing but come alongside one another to celebrate successes.

The month of May lessons included a video teaching series by author/instructor Joyce Maynard. Joyce’s teaching inspired us to look into ways to incorporate her “whiteboard” technique into some of our lesson days. While we only experimented once with the whiteboard in May, the feedback and excitement it enticed leads me to believe we will see more of that in the future.

Our final presentation in May was from Julie Lavender on Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories. Julie wowed us with her story of winning Guideposts’ Writers Workshop Contest and shared tips and steps for submitting articles to Guidepost Magazine or one of their alternate magazines.

A Book of Remembrance, compiled by Lynn Moffett, is now available on Amazon! The miracle stories shared by authors from around the country are filled with hope and inspiration. You can find the book on Amazon.

Looking Forward …

June’s lineup looks like this:

  • June 7 – Small Group Critiques
  • June 14 – Workshop: Getting the Words Right, presented by Lena Nelson Dooley. Lena is an award winning author, speaker, mentor, and blog radio host.


I always try to take a look at the website of our upcoming speakers so I can get a feel for what they may be bringing. This testimonial quote on Lena’s webpage caught my eye… “I’m reading a book about authors and how hard it is to convey feelings. You don’t have that problem.” Reading this quote, I know we are going to be in for a treat on the fourteenth!

  • June 21 – Small Group Critiques
  • June 28 – Book Review – The Magicians Nephew


Wondering who will be sharing their Story from the Heart?

  • June 7 – Jessica Tanner
  • June 14 – Cathy McIver
  • June 21 – Neal Johnson
  • June 28 – Derinda Babcock


A final thought …

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”George Orwell  

Keep writing – your words matter!












What's Happening - June 2021

Kanaka Perea, WCCWN President

Welcome to WCCWN and the "What's Happening Page." This webpage is designed to provide members and visitors up-to-date information about current events, projects, and works-in-progress.