Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dark and Stormy Nights in Pen Argyl

We had a great D&SN at Grace UMC up in Pen Argyl last night. (Hosted by Blue Mountain Library) Six excellent readers from GLVWG and lots of questions from the audience. It was good to see fellow GLVWG members outside the bustle of a meeting and have some time to schmooze.

John Evans did his usual fine job of hosting the session.

Highly Recommended!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Writes Cafe Discussion Topic and New Venue

Smashwords 101
GLVWG Writer’s CafĂ© Oct. 12, 2011 7:00 PM
presented by David A. Miller
Location: Channel 39, Steelstax, Bethlehem MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Why is self-publishing better than traditional publishing?
Who named the thing Smashwords?  What does that mean?
What does it cost?
How does Smashwords make any money?
How should you price your book?  Why?
Why is Smashwords better than other self-publishing programs?
Why do you have to format your manuscript to their rules?
How long does it take to get published?
What about ISBN?
Who does the marketing? Distribution?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Announcing GLVWG May workshop

May 28th 2011
Liesel Dreisbach
County Extension Director, Penn State Extension 
Afternoon Workshop: Effective Meetings, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.Free to GLVWG members Non-Members $15.  Register Here
Have you ever attended a meeting and wondered later why you bothered to waste your time?  Every person who participates has a role in making it a more effective meeting.  How to identify and achieve meeting objectives and how to facilitate meetings will be the focus.  We’ll also look at group formation, which occurs over and over again as some people join the group and others leave.

Morning Program: Making Decisions using Parliamentary Procedure
Parliamentary procedure is confusing, right?  We’ll talk about how and when parliamentary procedure should be used.  

OK, this sounds dry as dirt, right?  Wrong.  It's a fun exercise in building trail mix.  What, you ask, does trail mix have to do with effective meetings?  Well, 25 or so people will collectively decide how much of what goes into the trail mix.  Raisin advocates will debate dried mango partisans as to which ingredient gets to be the highlight of the mix.  Can consensus be reached?  You'll never know unless you are there.  Oh, and you get to eat the trail mix at the end, so how can you lose?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Congratulations to Becky Bartlett

Member Becky Bartlet has finaled in the annual "Sandy" contest in mainstream fiction with "An Unexamined Life."  The Sandy, sponsored by Crested Butte Writers, is a high profile, respected contest, with a very real chance at publication at the end.

Good luck Becky!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jeffrey B. Allen lands a miniseries

That's right, GLVWG's own Jeff Allen has landed a miniseries for his novel Gone Away Into the Land.  Mucho kudos, Jeff and good luck dealing with Hollywood. 

Here's the story, towards the bottom of the article:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jon Gibbs is #4! (Well, sorta)

Jon Gibbs reports his YA novel, Fur-Face, currently #4 on's Juvenile Fiction chart :)

Congragulations Jon.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011