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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE OF THE GREENBELT
The Greenbelt Writers Group is a community group that encourages and
supports the development of literary arts through open readings, writer
critique groups, and other activities.
The Greenbelt Writers Group (GWG) was proposed and formed in February
1995 at an open meeting arranged by Ms. Dorothy Sucher and Ms. Marsha Barrett. By the end of the meeting a Steering Committee had formed to plan the group's activities. GWG held its first open reading on Friday, March 17, 1995 at the Greenbelt Police Station.
All are welcome to join! The Greenbelt Writers Group welcomes all writers and patrons of the arts to join. Our members write in a wide variety of genres including, but not limited to, fiction, non-fiction, screen and stage playwriting, short stories, novels, poetry, lyrics, essays, and technical writing. While you don't have to join to participate in the Open Readings, there are benefits associated with membership and your annual membership dues ($7.50) help support the Readings and other activities GWG sponsors.
GWG Contact Information
c/o Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
MONTHLY ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
Like to hear original works? Considering writing memoirs or a first novel? Need a boost to get over writer's block? Want information on how to get published? Then, come to the Greenbelt Writers Group (GWG) monthly activities--they are held the third Friday of every month in the Senior Classroom of the Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, starting at 7:30pm. For more information call the Community Center at 301 397-2208.
2009 Calendar of Meetings:
|March 20 |
Speakers are Political Journalists
Alyssa Rosenberg and Gregg Sangillo.
|December Holiday Party|
Date to be determined
Location of Activities:
**ANNUAL DUES ARE A BARGAIN
Events will take place in the Senior
Classroom of the Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 unless noted otherwise.
AT THE 1995 RATE OF $7.50**
Below are descriptions of various activities held at the monthly meetings:
Readers sign up at 7:15pm; Readings start
at 7:30pm. Time limits: Poetry--five (5) minutes; Prose--ten (10) minutes.
Want some feedback on your
work? Consider reading a piece to the group and we'll offer
positive, constructive comments.
Members talk about books that influenced them. Themes announced in monthly meeting announcements.
Participants offer topics of
information such as: how to get published, the difficulties in researching an historic theme, or what the magazine freelance market is like today, and more.
Members share thoughts and advice on
selected topics like: how to overcome writer's block, what makes a good
query letter, and more.
A topic is suggested,
participants write for ten minutes then read their work
aloud (if so inclined).
Crossroads-- 2008 On Sale Now!
The Sound of Words -- 2005,
An audio collection of original poetry on CD read by GWG members.
Now and Then-- 2002
Grass Roots-- 1997
Genius Loci -- 1996
Arbach, Matt-- Chair
Griffith, Carol-- Treasurer
Moien, Mary-- Meetings reminder and press contact. email@example.com
Hansen, Amy--Past Chair (2003 - 2007) firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrett, Marsha--Co-founder; Past Chair (1995, 1996, 1999, 2000), Webmistress email@example.com
Belvins, Beth--Past Newsletter editor and writer (1996-1997)
Cassanova, Art--Past Treasurer
Holder, Vera--Past Newsletter editor and writer (1999-2001)
Jordan, Sue--Past Chair (1997)
Moien, Mary--Past Co-Chair (1998)
Nitz, Andrew--Past Treasurer (1999-2002)
Olivos, Guillermo--Past Co-Chair (1998)
Wassman, Paul--Past Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Even More Places to Read?
Our events, plus those of other Writers Groups and Open Reading venues are listed on the following:
The Writers Center Calendar
The Poet Connection
We thank these organizations for including us!
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