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PEN-TO-PAPER WRITERS GROUP HAS PUBLISHED NEW 2017 ANTHOLOGY!

Twenty-one authors submitted their stories and poetry to the Windmore Foundation for the Arts’ fifth anthology. This special edition, In Other Words, is to honor Windmore’s 30th Anniversary. The stories address everything from love to inspiration, animals to friendship, and funny stories to sorrowful situations. In prose and poetry the writers describe natural wonders, their holiday beliefs, and their views about the future. Some of the stories are beautifully illustrated by four Windmore members who submitted their photography.

The book will be available for the first time at the June 22, 2017 at the General Membership meeting to celebrate the 30th Anniversary. Books purchased from Windmore are ten dollars. It is also available on Amazon.com for $11.99 plus shipping and handling or in an e-book edition available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $2.99. If you would like to purchase the book from Windmore after the meeting, contact Fran at pen-to-paper@windmorefoundation.org.

WINDMORE PEN-PAPER WRITERS GROUP TO PUBLISH NEW 2017 ANTHOLOGY
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Windmore is now accepting works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoirs. Photography or original art about the stories will also be included in the publication. Windmore’s new anthology will be published this year. All Windmore members are encouraged to submit their writings or illustrations for consideration. Non-members can join Windmore for an annual membership fee of $15 youth, $35 for an adult, or $45 for an entire family. For more information: visit www.windmorefoundation.org, email fran_cecere@yahoo.com or call 540-547-4333.

The most recent anthology, published by Windmore, is Words Across Time. The book is a celebration of twenty years of creative writing by members of the Windmore Foundation for the Arts. For months the writers from Pen-to-Paper submitted their poems, stories, and essays to the anthology committee. It was difficult to select from such amazing talent. The anthology team chose the submissions that touched us by making us think, laugh, or cry. A few copies are available for purchase. Email Fran Cecere for more information at fran_cecere@yahoo.com or call Windmore at 540-547-4333.

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Pen-to-Paper Writers The writers group of Windmore meets the first Tuesday of every month. The meetings are from 10 am to noon and 5 pm to 7 pm. Writers of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend meetings. Pen-to-Paper also has another group specifically for Romance Writers. This adults-only group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 10 am to noon and from 5 pm to 7 pm. All of these meetings are in the Conference Room of the Culpeper Library. For more information, visit info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

PAST PEN-TO-PAPER HIGHLIGHT EVENTS

WRITERS PUBLISHING WORKSHOP
PRESENTED BY WINDMORE’S PEN-TO-PAPER PROGRAM
APRIL 25, 2016 in Culpeper, Virginia

Windmore Meredith Bond PhotoWriters Publishing Workshop – Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper program presents a Writers Publishing Workshop facilitated by award winning author Meredith Bond on Monday April 25, 2016 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The location will be the parish hall of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church located at 115 N East Street, Culpeper. Cost which includes lunch is $20 or $10 for Windmore members. Topics covered include: basics of self-publishing, need for proper editing and beta-readers, cover art, the multiple sections included in a book, registering a copyright, publishing options, pre-orders, ISBN’s, formatting, marketing, and social media. For information about Meredith Bond including her bio, books, and blog posts, visit: www.meredithbond.com. For more information about the Writers Publishing Workshop, including registration: email info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333. Register online here Under “Purpose” List your name, email address, phone number, and class title as in this example:
Susan Smith, susansmith@gmail.com. 540-222-2222, Writers Publishing Workshop.

RECENT EVENTS AND WINDMORE’S PUBLISHED ANTHOLOGIES

WINDMORE SIGNATURE SERIES
FOCUS ON LITERARY ARTS

FREE WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS!
February 29, 2016 – March 9, 2016
Windmore Signature Series presents:
“Memoir Writing Workshop”
Four-Sessions at Culpeper Library
271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA

Memoir ImageEnjoy creating your memoir for personal use or publication in this four-session workshop facilitated by Culpeper author Fran Cecere. This workshop takes place on: Monday February 29, Wednesday March 2, Monday March 7, and Wednesday March 9 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Culpeper Library. Class size is limited to 15 people. Writers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Cost is free for all seniors ages 55 plus.

Otherwise cost is $10 for Windmore members and $15 for non Windmore members. Writing supplies included. Computer laptops are welcome. Culpeper Library is located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA. For more information and to register: email info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

To become a member of Windmore, visit: https://windmorefoundation.org/membership. Membership includes an option to link a performing or visual artist’s or author’s webpage to the Windmore website for publicity.

Pen-to-Paper Writers The writers group of Windmore meets the first Tuesday of every month. The meetings are from 10 am to noon and 5 pm to 7 pm. Writers of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend meetings. Pen-to-Paper also has another group specifically for Romance Writers. This adults-only group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 10 am to noon and from 5 pm to 7 pm. All of these meetings are in the Conference Room of the Culpeper Library. For more information, visit info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

Many folks want to write, but do not know how to go about it. Pen-to-Paper is a growing group of interested writers in the Culpeper and surrounding area who meet once a month and discuss many aspects of writing: publishing, sharing genres, performing ‘readings’ for the public, encouragement of young children to write, the use of art, music, and drama as stimulants for our creativity, using various writing exercises with critiquing, and much more. The group includes published authors, new writers, and talented writers learning more about publishing.The group is growing and they are starting new projects. There is a working group which is supporting each other in Indie publishing.They are planning an all day teaching day in May. More information will follow about this when it is available.Whether one uses pencil, pen, or computer, we continue to bond in our need to write. It’s the passion that keeps us together on a common path.Pen-to-Paper meets the first Tuesday of every month. There is a morning meeting from 10 AM until 12 noon and an evening meeting from 5 PM to 7 PM. Both meetings are held in the small conference room in the Culpeper County Library.

Anthologies

In 1992, The Windmore Writers’ Anthology was published. It was included in the gift package to then President-elect William Clinton and Vice President-elect Al Gore, when they visited the Culpeper area and attended church here prior to the inauguration. Copies of the publication have been distributed around Virginia and to such places as Mississippi, California, and Eastern Europe, where it was translated into Polish.

Another collection of short stories, poetry, and essays entitled Touching The Heart, was published in 1996.

Published in 2010, Pen-to-Paper’s anthology Images in Ink also includes artwork from Artists of Windmore. It is from Amazon.com or Createspace for $12.99.

NEW! The 2012 anthology, Words Across Time, is a celebration of twenty years of creative writing. Pen-to-Paper writers submitted poems, stories, and essays to the anthology committee, who also considered selections from previous anthologies to complete the journey through time. It was difficult to select from such amazing talent! The anthology committee chose works that touch us by making us think, laugh, or cry. Words Across Time also includes many illustrations submitted from Windmore artists. Words Across Time is available from the Windmore Foundation for $10.00. It’s also available through Amazon.com for $11.99, or as an ebook for $2.99.

Limited copies of The Windmore Writers’ Anthology and Touching The Heart are available. For more information contact Fran Cecere. All profits from the purchase of the anthologies benefit the Windmore Foundation for the Arts.

Words Across Time

Pen-to-Paper 2012 Anthology!
Available at Amazon:
Paperback $11.99
Ebook $2.99