There’s a cliche about writers that we all lurk in castle towers, like Rapunzel, tapping on our typewriters and never talking to anyone. While I doubt that was ever true, it’s especially not true in the 21st century. With the internet, writing groups, and a ton of great conferences, writers around the world are building communities with like minded souls.
Jordan Hartt, our speaker at this month’s meeting, understands this very well. He is a reader, writer, and writing teacher who works to build community through writing. He directly facilitates five annual writing retreats, serving just over two thousand writers per year. Creative work has appeared in many literary magazines and journals: a collection of rainy, watery narrative poems, “Leap,” appeared in 2015.
Hartt will share ideas about how to develop supportive and inspirational community as writers. I am looking forward to this talk since I love being part of this community, but sometimes feel trapped in the tower.
Jordan also wants to write an article for LewisTalk about the thriving community of the Lewis County Writers’ Guild itself, so come to social hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and let him know how great our community is.
See you on Friday, May 20, at 5:00. Have you tried the Station Panini? It’s really good. Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!