April Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our April meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in the Fiesta Room of the Hallmark Apartments in Alpine.

Writing Assignment: Under Texas Skies, 250-500 word limit. This is the same assignment as was for the conference. Any members who don’t have a chance to read at the conference may read at the meeting.

Refreshments: Elaine Davenport will provide refreshments for the April meeting.

From the Desk of our President

What a great retreat! We enjoyed hearing Texas Poet Laureate Larry Thomas talk about the path to becoming one. He challenged TMTW poets to have confidence in our creativity and used readings from his work to discuss different forms we can use.

Multi-talented Andy Wilkinson described how curiosity about his famous relative, Charles Goodnight, awakened his interest in historical research which he has used in poetry, books, articles, music and stage plays. He also recited poems and accompanied himself singing his lyrics to demonstrate the difference between poetry and song.

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