News from the Village Writers Group


August 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Summer Social -- meet for dinner at Green Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant, 265 Ponce De Leon Pl, Decatur, GA 30030

Longtime members will remember this place from years ago. It's at the back of the lot behind the CVS store at West Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Drive, Decatur. A goodly selection of Thai and other Asian dishes will enhance our conversation and fellowship. Writing is a solitary occupation, so bolster your spirit with some social relaxation. Tell us what you're writing, what you want to write, or just enjoy the company of writers.

Meetings coming up:

(all monthly meetings at 7:00 pm)


Eagle Eye Books
2076 North Decatur Road (at Clairmont)
Decatur, GA

September 1-3 We'll be attending the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Check the festival's website, www.decaturbookfestival.com, after June 12 for authors speaking at the festival and other details. 

October 3 Charlene Ball, author of Dark Lady: A Novel of Emilia Bassano Lanyer

Emilia Bassano has four strikes against her: she is poor, beautiful, female, and intelligent in Elizabethan England. To make matters worse, she comes from a family of secret Jews. When she is raped as a teenager, she knows she probably will not be able to make a good marriage, so she becomes the mistress of a much older nobleman. During this time she falls in love with poet/player William Shakespeare, and they have a brief, passionate relationship―but when the plague comes to England, the nobleman abandons her, leaving her pregnant and without financial security.

In the years that follow, Emilia is forced to make a number of difficult decisions in her efforts to survive, and not all of them turn out well for her. But ultimately, despite the disadvantaged position she was born to, she succeeds in pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer―and even publishes a book of poetry in 1611 that makes a surprisingly modern argument for women’s equality.

Thanks to our regular host:
Eagle Eye Books
2076 North Decatur Road (at Clairmont)
Decatur, GA


The first VWG anthology is on sale for $10.00 at monthly meetings. You can also order it on-line at LovesLostandFound.webs.com. The book is entitled
Loves Lost and Found,
or, Love is where you find it.

Lynn Hesse and Sally Matthews joined Tony Miller on the selection panel; none of the three had made a submission, so there was no conflict of interest. The panel picked the following entries:

Short Stories
"Big Box" by Cecilia Dominic
"Leslie's Last Concubine" by Kenneth Allen
"A Luscious Epiphany" by Kaye D. Schmitz
"When the Hurleyburley's Done" by Susan Crawford
"Family Defined" and "Where Furniture Goes to Die" by Cheryl Hart Snapperman

Poems
"Room with One Window" by Aaron Bean
"Rooms" and "Wars" by Susan Crawford

The cover picture is the gift to VWG of Mary Frances, both author and artist, and a past member. It shows a chair that appears in both of Cheryl Snapperman's stories as a supporting character.

Congratulations to the chosen authors, and thanks to all who submitted.

--Anthony Miller
Chairman, Village Writers Group 


March 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
Susan Crawford, VWG Member, launched first novel



On Saturday, July 25, 7:00 pm at The Marlay House, VWG member Denis Hearn launched his second mystery thriller starring the detecting team of Garda inspector Conor Horgan and journalist Anne O'Gorman. Set in the author's native Ireland, of course the novel was launched in an Irish pub.

Village Writers Group: a community of writers for writers.

Many thanks to our host:
Eagle Eye Book Shop
2076 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Tel: 404-486-0307
For more information, click here.