Greetings, and welcome to my writing blog! I usually schedule a short flash fiction story once every two weeks for the #FridayFlash meme via Twitter and Facebook, and a nonfiction post every other week. I did plan a different post for today other than a simple update, but I’m having technical difficulties. So, instead, I am sitting at my wonderful local library and posting from the public computer.
For any fellow writers out there in the Northeast Ohio, I would like to make you aware of an upcoming free writers’ conference taking place later this month. Ohioans are lucky enough to live in a state that supports many great libraries and is home to a number of literary groups. At the end of July, Literary Cleveland hosted the free INKubator writers’ conference at the Cleveland Main Library. Now, we can look forward to one more!
The 33rd Annual Western Reserve Writers’ Conference will be held at a new location this year, and the only cost involved is the time it takes to preregister on their website. The South Euclid-Lynhurst branch of the Cuyahoga Library is graciously hosting the conference on Saturday, September 24th. I have attended this conference before when it was a paid event at a different location, and it was well worth the investment of time and money. I am very excited to reconnect with some of the other local writers! The impressive John Ettorre is the keynote speaker, and the classes will be taught by other talented writers. The novelist and nonfiction author, Deanna Adams, is both the conference coordinator and a class instructor.
Unfortunately, the conference is taking place on the same day as another awesome library event, the Wonder Woman Symposium at the Cleveland Main Library. The Symposium is actually several days long, from September the 22nd to the 24th, and the Saturday portion of the Symposium encourages participants to dress up as Wonder Woman to set a local record! Also on that same Saturday, the Cleveland library is hosting several Shakespeare events to honor the First Folio’s recent stay at the Main Library.
On a personal note, I attended a poetry workshop last week and am reading Goblin Market, The Princes’s Progress, and Other Poems by Christini Rossetti as well as Blink by Larry Kollar. (which will hopefully be available for purchase very soon). I’m currently listening to a nonfiction audio collection via Librivox.
And since my allotted time on the library’s public computer is growing short, I’ll wrap things up. Besides, you probably have some flash fiction to read or write today, so enjoy! Have a lovely week.