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Chaos 2011 Call For Submissions

This is a call for submissions for the 2011 Chaos West of the Pecos, the yearly publication of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers. All paid members are invited to submit 4 manuscripts or poems up to 1500 words each in length OR up to 4 submissions with a total word count of all being 6000 words (i.e., you can have some short ones and long ones, but the total of all 4 must not exceed 6000 words). The conference submissions do not count as one of your 4 (non-members may also submit if they attended the 2010 conference). The Christmas writing assignment also does not count as one of the 4 submissions (members only). If the Chaos-in-progress becomes too large, some submissions may need to be skipped.

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Writers, Resolve to Get Serious About Your Writing

One resolution easy to keep will be marking your calendars now for the 20th annual Spring Writers’ Retreat in the beautiful mountains of West Texas near Alpine on April 8, 9, 10, 2011.

Texas Poet Laureate 2008, Larry D. Thomas, award winning poet, along with Andy Wilkinson, western writer, playwright, cowboy poet, asst. professor Texas Tech University, and song writer highlight list of presenters who will instruct and entertain.

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January Newsletter :: “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at the Fort Davis Public Library in Fort Davis, TX, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. If you wish to carpool from Alpine, meet us in the Big Bend Telephone parking lot before we depart at 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Jackie Siglin – Can You Write It Better?

Jackie’s Presentation at the January TMTW Meeting

Jackie Siglin will present a program, Can You Write It Better?, at the TMTW meeting on January 18, 7 pm at the Fort Davis Public Library.  The presentation will be on how to self-edit your writing, make it tighter and clearer.  The information will be based on what she learned this summer in a Writers’ League of Texas session presented by author, Carol Dawson.


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TMTW 2011 Spring Retreat :: Save The Date!!!

!!Save the Date!! Mark Your New Calendar Now

Texas Mountain Trail Writers Spring Retreat

April 8, 9, 10, 2011

The Texas Mountain Trail Writers invite you to celebrate their 20th annual retreat in the mountains at the Paisano Encampment (7 miles west of Alpine)

Professional Speakers, Fabulous Food, [...]