Thursday, January 10, 2013

Current Scratch: Shout Out, Perfect Copy, Book Sale

Howdy, folks! Welcome to a brand new year! First blog!  I hope you are working on your stories.

Mark your calendars. Our next Schmooze will fall on 1-30-13 at the College Station Barnes and Noble. Bring copies (up to 5) for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m. Our Schmooze program begins at 10 a.m.

Shout Out!

Local member CandiLynn Fite had some good news over the holidays! Candi received and accepted an offer for representation from Ms. Kathleen Rushall from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Go over to her blog to congratulate her!

Perfect Copy

Here is a useful copy advice article on Biographile:
Good Prose Month: Advice From a VP Executive Managing Editor and Copy Chief, From A to X.

Book Sale

The Fortnightly Club, a non-profit whose main beneficiary is the Nancy Carol Roberts Library in Brenham, is having their annual used book sale

When: February 20th to February 23rd, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham TX.

Fee: $1.00 except on Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, when dealers come, so the entrance fee is $10.00.

Some history about the club: It was founded by a small group of ladies, who wanted to form a literary club in Brenham. Together with friends they became the 14 charter members of The Fortnightly Literary Club of Brenham in 1895. They met every two weeks, thus the name “Fortnightly”. In 1901, the ladies decided to establish a public library and after being given the use of two rooms behind a bank, they collected about 1,000 books (all donated, I believe) and opened Brenham’s first library. In 1974 the City took over the library, but The Fortnightly Club maintains control of the Library Board.

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.


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