November 2017 Meeting of Enid Writers Club

Our next meeting will be held November 2, 2017, 6:30 NWOSU 30th and Randolph, Enid, OK 73701

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October Meeting of Enid Writers Club

The Roll Call topic was once again won by Cathy Thorp

 

October’s Author*

Cathy Thorp

 

            Welcome, friends to the October country where something wicked this way comes in a graveyard for lunatics underneath the Halloween tree, where grow the golden apples of the sun.

            Farewell, summer!  That last dusty bottle of dandelion wine is my medicine for melancholy.

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you”, a quote from my favorite author, Ray Bradbury.  He spun worded webs of wonder through the tattoos of the Illustrated Man.

We took the tour through the Martian Chronicles in a future imagined where one could have a career as a Rocket Man, launched with the sound of thunder, quicker than the eye.

            “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them” is a warning and a promise from Fahrenheit 451. Now, and forever, somewhere a band is playing. Listen, learn, read on.

 

September 2017 Enid Writers Club Meeting

The Roll Call topic was won by Cathy Thorp

Bent Forks *

Cathy Thorp

 

When you come to the fork in the road, take it.

Not just to eat dessert first, but seek hunger to discern desire.

Then in the defiance of chaos we know

The outbound flow, the temper tempted.

Journeys began, continued, yet we never arrive

Where we planned on the roadmap we saw in our minds.

Are destined to follow old trails overrun

With thick thorns of regret we cannot forget?

Faith leads us on the road yet unseen

Unprepared, yet unwilling to remain in our pain

Move on in the light of a brighter sun

Where self-imposed blocks no longer remain.

Take the fork in the road, and go, travel far

Every turn we’ve made brings us to where we are.

 

First Meeting of the Season will be September 7, 2017

The fall season of the Enid Writers Club will begin on September 7, 2017, 6:30 at NWOSU Conference Room.  The club meets September through May of each year.  All are invited.  Each month there are writing assignments of no more than 150 words called “Roll Call Topics.” The roll call topics for this year are as follows:

Roll Call Topics for EWC 2017-2018 

Sept 7, 2017                                      On the Road Again

Oct 5, 2017                                        My Favorite Author

Nov 2, 2017                                       In a Forest or Up a Tree

Dec 7, 2017                                       Bah Humbug!

Jan 4, 2018                                        Oh What a Night!

Feb 1, 2018                                        Write 2 or 3 six-word stories

Mar 1, 2018                                       Killing Your Darlings; a crime story

Apr 7, 2018                                       My Computer is Killing Me