About the Literary Arts Group
Being a writer requires many skills, from content development and good organization to a compelling and appropriate style. The success of journalistic articles, essays, novels, short stories, books, poems, plays, and screen plays depends on literary competence. Oh yes… and on editors, illustrators, publishers, book sellers, etc. as well as the writer’s marketing and public speaking skills. The purpose of the Literary Arts group is to support writers by developing writing skills, promoting sales, facilitating contacts, information exchange, and relationships. You may be a published or unpublished writer, you may be a learner or a teacher, but join us in the quest to find ways to succeed as writers.
At present, the Literary Arts Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Sandwich Public Library. PLEASE NOTE: Meeting time may change, check back for updates.
If you are interested in learning more about the Literary Arts Group, or wish to join, please contact Cynthia McCormick email@example.com
Do you know an illustrator?
The Alliance Writer's Group has writers interested in working on children's books and they would like to have a reference list of artists who may be interested in doing illustrations at some time in the future. If you know someone who might like to be part of this "directory" for our writers, please pass their name along to Carolyn (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is not a commitment, just a source for our writers and artists to connect and find a possible working partnership.
SAA Literary Arts Writing Groups
Writing Your Best Fiction The focus of this group is to help writers of fiction, at every level, to find their voices and improve all aspects of their craft through discussion, readings, critiques, writing exercises, and mentoring. We offer a nurturing, supportive atmosphere in which each writer can improve his/her writing and make significant progress to reach personal writing goals. Please join us! Upcoming dates will be announced at each meeting and posted here.
Contact: Carolyn LeComte, email@example.com
Writing Non-Fiction Led by Nils Bockmann. For more information contact Nils at firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing Memoir This group welcomes beginning memoirists who wish to share their writing and receive constructive comment in a supportive environment. Our goal is to encourage reflection on important life experiences, to express them with feeling and clarity, and to focus on improving the craft of writing. We will meet at the Sandwich Library in the Library Conference Room, 1-3 PM. Future meetings are scheduled the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month.
Contact: Catherine Kelly-Mahon, email@example.com
Writing Children's Books (for ages 2-8) WILL START IN SPRING If you have ever considered writing children's books, now is the time to start it! The purpose of this writers group will be to help your creative ideas come to life on paper in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere. Looking forward to having you join us!
Contact: Anita A. Caruso, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dean Coe, email@example.com
General Writing Led by Karen Ellery-Jones
SAA Author New Release
Be sure to check out Kathryn Kleekamp's new book "Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty and History Meet", featuring 50 of her original oil paintings depicting land and seascapes along with rare historic photographs. Image and text capture the fundamental nature of this remarkable area: the heartbeat of those who farmed the land, fished the seas, captained the great schooners, or waited at home for a loved one's return.