Northeast Texas Writers Organization (NETWO) will hold its monthly meeting for September in Gilmer at Walking S Steakhouse, FM 852 on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Prior to the meeting, there will be a read and critique session beginning at 4 p.m. for anyone who would like feedback on a work in progress. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.
Participants are invited to come earlier to partake of the delicious menu at Walking S or to stay after the meeting to eat and visit. Meal will be on your own.
Program for the evening will be “So You’ve Written a Book…Now What?” presented by Pattie Ann Ball (who writes under the name Ann Everett) an award winning author in both novels and short stories and an active NETWO member. Pattie is a Texas girl from her big hair down to her cowboy boots who embraces her small town upbringing with gusto and uses that upbringing to add sass and spark to her writing. Her latest offerings, Laid Out and Candle Lit and You’re Bustin’ My Nuptials are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
NETWO has been a staple in the writing community of East Texas since 1989. Since its inception, they have sponsored Spring Writers’ Conferences, workshops, poetry contests, writing contests as well as compiling four member-written books on East Texas including Country Stores of East Texas, Country Faith and Fate – Churches and Cemeteries of East Texas, and Country Notions and Potions. Their most recent endeavor is A Treasure Box, an anthology of short fiction and poetry published in 2008 with thirty six members contributing to it. In 2011, NETWO marked its 25th year of Spring Writers’ Conferences.
NETWO is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to promoting literary pursuits. Membership is open to anyone interested in writing and you do not have to be a published author to become a member. The wide variety of NETWO members and their willingness to provide encouragement and support to others makes this organization a unique opportunity for both new and established authors to grow and hone their skills.
NETWO meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Franklin County Cultural Arts Center, 100 Rusk St., Mt Vernon. A pilot program of holding quarterly meetings in other areas of East Texas as a means of allowing more to participate is just underway and Gilmer is the first one.
For more information, visit their website at www.netwo.org.