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RWG MEETING, MARCH 15, 1-3 PM — EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Everyone is invited! March 15 RWG meeting: Burpee Museum of Natural History, 1-3 p.m., downstairs Riverview Room. But, if you aren’t feeling well, you might want to stay home.
Choose one of the stories you have done so far this year and develop a plan for rewrites. Share what you would like to do in terms of editing/revising. Please bring copies of your work so people can read along and make suggestions.

Connie Kuntz’s SOTA Interview of Nate Woogen

Read and hear Connie Kuntz’s fascinating State of the Artist interview with Chicago (originally from Westchester, NY) artist Nate Woogen. He says he identifies as a writer second and a comedian first. When asked why, he said, “Comedy takes over your life once you get into it.”

https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/state-artist-slippery-floor-radiator-perfect-combination

Connie Kuntz Interviews Rockford Artist Valerie Gibbons

Read and listen to Connie Kuntz’s heartwarming interview with “fun” artist Valerie Gibbons, who first made a footstool for her sister.
“State of the Artist continues with a Rockford woman who makes decoupage. Decoupage involves gluing and arranging paper cutouts on a variety of surfaces. It’s a form of expression that has special meaning for artist Valerie Gibbons.”
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/state-artist-whats-name

RWG MEETING JAN. 19 , 1-3 PM, BURPEE MUSEUM – ALL ARE WELCOME!

For the January meeting, bring someone else’s writing (prose or poem) that is told from a different character’s perspective (e.g., Grendel by John Gardner which tells the story of Beowulf from the monster’s perspective). In February, bring your writing telling a story from someone other than the main character’s perspective. We’ll share our writing and also have a writing contest.

Connie Kuntz Interviews Christopher D. Sims

Read and listen to Connie Kuntz’s lively interview with Rockford poet and writer Christopher D. Sims. Hear him recite his poem, “Sacred Woman.”
Christopher D. Sims, aka UniverSouLove, is a poet, spoken word artist, performer, and human rights activist. I followed him for a day in the city where he was born and raised: Rockford, Illinois.

https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/state-artist-pescatarian-poet-says-its-still-who-i-am?nopop=1&fbclid=IwAR2L8A1ka3YbXawzIIIS-wcOUg6rTCACj0ASfoc0JvwhdkE4lPtCrTWqnyw