Our Last Meeting

The South Arkansas Writers met at 2 PM on Sunday, 15 January 2023 at Main Street Pizza in El Dorado. Present were Jack and Janet Ryan, DesireƩ Stipp-Bethune, Marilyn Joyner, and Ramona Wood.

Our next meeting will be at 2 PM on 19 February, the third Sunday of the month, at Main Street Pizza.

Program: Ramona talked about resources available at the Arkansas State Archives and how these could be useful for writers. For instance, if you are writing about somebody in the past you might avoid embarrassment if you did a little research to find out what people in your setting wore or ate. The Archives are located at 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 2B 200, in Little Rock. Their web page is at Archives.Arkansas.gov. Their phone number is 501-682-6900 and their email address is state.archives@arkansas.gov. Access is free to anyone but you might want to check on current hours and dates before driving all the way to Little Rock.

1) The little girl described in Ramona’s book, “Now Caitlin Can”, was one of the people on the Donate Life float in the 2022 Rose Parade.
2) The 2023 Arkansas Writers Conference is scheduled for 3 June. Anyone interested in attending can check their web page, www.arkansaswritersconference.com

Writing from Prompts: DesireĆ© read “Traveling with Sis" and Marilyn read “Fast Fast Slow Slow.”

Prompts for our next meeting include: “An Evil Mentor” (from Writer’s Digest), and (as always)... "Anything You Want."

We critiqued Ramona’s book, “Nine Ways to Win.”

If anyone has something to be critiqued, a news item, another prompt for our next meeting, or would like to present a short “program” on something that you think would be of interest to us all, you can email me at jackwryan@gmail.com

See you in February (unless you see your shadow on the 2nd and decide to wait until Spring). Stay Healthy.

Page updated: 17 January 2023
Page created: 15 January 2019