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Writing Connections October 28th

Writing Connections is PNWAs free event for writers.  Members and Non-Members are invited. An RSVP is not required, but it is appreciated: click here to RSVP.

When: October 28th, at noon.
Where: Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Jane Alynn - The Poet's Craft for Evocative Prose

Jane Alynn is a poet and essayist. A collection of poems, Threads & Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals, such as /StringTown, The Pacific Review, Quercus Review, Manorborn, Snowy Egret,/ and /Switched-on Gutenberg/, as well as in anthologies. In 2004 she won a William Stafford Award from Washington Poets Association. In addition to writing, Alynn is an art photographer, teacher, and organizer of poetry events. She earned her MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles.

Donna Lee Anderson - You Have The Idea, Now What?
Donna Lee Anderson has been writing for many years. Her romantic novel IMJUSTCURIOUS…Internet Dating Adventures was published in 2005 and she continues to write her monthly newspaper column. Her many articles and stories have been printed in magazines such as Writer’s Digest and the PNWA Newsletter, and her latest project is another contemporary romantic novel called PROJECT EMILY. Donna also leads workshops for the Tacoma Community College and for several writers’ conferences.  YOU HAVE THE IDEA, now learn ways to help you get the words on the paper and get your novel started. Discuss outlining and how to develop real characters, setting and dialogue.    

Rosina Lippi -
Unfortunately Rosina had to cancel for personal reasons. 

Carol Reed-Jones - Using Fiction Techniques to Bring Biography Alive
Carol Reed-Jones is the author of nature picture books, The Tree in the Ancient Forest and Salmon Stream, and the biography Hildegard of Bingen: Woman of Vision, about a twelfth-century superwoman. She is a doctoral student in Music Education, and teaches music at a Montessori school.
Carol wrote her first book while she was a graduate student in Music History at Western Washington University. When she isn't studying, teaching, writing, playing in a marimba band, or doing school author visits, she can be found at home in Bellingham in front of her computer, researching new topics to write about.

Brian Young
Brian Young has been writing, directing, and producing for film, television and theater for over 20 years. Born and raised in Northwest Washington, he and his family call the Skagit Valley home. He co-wrote successful a stage adaptation of "The Elephant Man" and co-wrote a musical adaptaion Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" which has been attended by thousands of theater-goers. He also wrote and directed the feature film "Counting Days" which screened theatrically. Brian's recent film projects include the epic scaled feature film "Chapel Hill" which is a love story set during the American Civil War. He recently garnered multiple film festival awards for his short film "In the Garden Growing."   See his work on his website


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