We are having our March meeting tonight at the regular location. We are also having refreshments for this meeting. Come and mingle with the members of your local Rome Area Writers tonight and listen to some flash fiction.
Other announcements for those interested:
- The Writers Forum for 2017 has been cancelled.
- Big Fibbers will be having their 3rd annual Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival March 15-21. Check out the schedule and you might find a few names you know.
We look forward to seeing you tonight for the meeting at the Library.
I am very sorry to inform you all that our Writers Forum, scheduled for Saturday, March 11th, has been cancelled due to a low number of registrations. Unfortunately, at this point we would not break even if we held the event. We held out as long as we could in hopes of more registrations coming in, but we are now out of time.
Of course, everyone who has registered will be refunded completely.
As you can imagine, this is quite embarrassing for Rome Area Writes, and we are very sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience this cancellation may cause you.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for this unfortunate turn of events.
Save the Date!
We will be welcoming three speakers this year to the forum.
- Eric Haney, Novelist and Screenwriter
- Andrew Plattner, Novelist and Short Story Writer
- Raymond L. Atkins, Novelist
This year’s topic will be: How to Add Humor to Your Writing, Writing Action Scenes and Screenplays, and Character Conflicts in Literature.
Come join us in some writerly camaraderie with these great speakers. A continental breakfast is available during the registration hour. We will break for lunch and snacks.
The Rome Area Writers membership would like to thank the outgoing leadership for their time and efforts during the 2016 year. We appreciate the sacrifice of time and energy that you have put into the job. Thanks to that effort, we had the revival of our participation in the Chiaha Festival and continued growth of the group.
- Paul Culotta, President
- Gene Magnicheri, Vice President
- Emily Farmer, Secretary
- Paul Moses, Treasurer
- Dekie Hicks, Membership
We also want to welcome the new leadership for 2017 and encourage them. Thanks for accepting your nominations and leading us through this new year.
- Paul Moses, President
- Jason Lowrey, Vice President
- Merrill Davies, Secretary
- Emily Farmer, Treasurer
- Dekie Hicks, Membership
As always, the focus of the group is “Writers helping Writers.” If you would like to participate in a committee dedicated to certain events or tasks within the group let us know.
The next meeting of the Rome Area Writers will be Thursday, January 12th at 6pm. We will meet in the Oostanaula Room, not the Etowah Room. At this meeting we will be electing the officers for 2017 term, so all members please come and participate in this important event.