December 16 Guild Meeting at Burpee Museum of Natural History

Bring new writing that focuses on the senses, set in late December

For the December 16 meeting, bring new writing that focuses on “senses set in a late December setting.”  The setting can be winter, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc. – Think about how you are using words to evoke different feelings and settings.  Share you writing with the group.  Rehearse before you step up to the mic.  Prose must be 1300 words or less.  Poetry–50 lines or less.  We encourage creativity!  Be thoughtful, serious, joyful, or whatever.  James Marshall will lead a literary discussion around your work and conduct a cash writing contest.


Winners of Judge and Vote are invited to share their winning work at the mic and light holiday refreshments will be served.


Who:  This meeting is free and open to all who write.  All ages of writers are welcome.

What:  A sharing of new wintry “sense-themed” writing material based on James Marshall’s “Year of Sensational Writing.”

Where:  Downstairs in the Riverview Room at Burpee Museum of Natural History.  737 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL.

When:  Main Meeting:  Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1-3 p.m..  Volunteer Meeting is held one half hour before the meeting, from 12:30-1:00.

Why:  We believe that sharing new work with a thoughtful, intelligent group is good for the individual, the Guild, and the community. We believe that getting comfortable using a microphone (or projecting) to convey your creativity and discipline is an important skill.


How:  Park in the lot for free. Say “Hi” to the front desk and tell them you are with the Guild.  They’ll wave you through


How Do I Volunteer:  Come to the Volunteer Meeting!   Volunteers are given fun but serious 30-minute or 60-minute tasks that help grow the Guild.  You need to be a Guild member in good standing to volunteer.  The Volunteer Meetings take place a half hour before the regular Guild meeting, from 12:30-1:00.