Come Write with Rockford Writers’ Guild

A Year of Sensational Writing                                                                  

June 16 Meeting:  Review your sense-based writing from the past year. Revise a piece or write a new piece that focuses on the senses.  If you have missed meetings, write new work that focuses on any or all of the five senses. New people are welcome! 1,300 words or less for prose and 50 lines or less for poetry.  Share your work with the group. We will discuss your work and have a writing contest.                                  

July 21 Un-Gala: Come meet Sally Hewitt! She will be flying in from Washington state for this event. We will distribute the summer-fall edition of The Rockford Review, feature an open mic, host an author’s row, and have a writing contest. We’ll swear in new board members, and feast on cake, fruits, and veggies. 

New President and Editor: Sally Hewitt has been elected president and editor of the Guild. Sally has also agreed to be the Guild’s new web director! Jesse will be training her in this July. She will be sworn in at the July Un-Gala. Please make a note of Sally’s email address: In July, Connie’s “editor” email will be obsolete.

June 16 & July 21 Meetings: Burpee Museum of Natural History is located at 737 N. Main Street in Rockford. Meet us downstairs in the Riverview Room from 1-3 p.m. Park in the lot for free.

Looking Ahead: We have renewed our contract with Burpee for the 2019-2020 writing season! That means our meetings will continue to take place there every third Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Burpee except for August and April. Per the Guild’s Constitution, August is our month off and April is when we celebrate National Poetry Month at Severson Dells Nature Center. 

Guild Meetings Take Place on the 3rd Sundays of the Month:  Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16,  Mar. 15, Apr. 19 at SDNC, May 17, June 21, & July 19.  


Thank you for reading. Now…go write! -Connie