March Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Fort Davis Public Library in Fort Davis, TX. If you wish to carpool from Alpine, meet us in the Big Bend Telephone parking lot before we depart at 6:30 pm.

Program: “The Art of Weaving Your Story”

Writing “Opportunity”: 

  • Spring Equinox
  • March Magic
  • Search The Wind

Please avail yourself of the opportunity to pick one of the above topics and write our regular limit of 500 words (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or whatever).  Or challenge yourself to an exact word limit of 100 for any one of the topics (this idea is compliments of Anne VanLoon–thanks, Anne).

President Ramblings

I’m sitting in Fairbanks, AK looking out the window at a foot of fresh snow.  The temperature is close to zero and it is so delightful.  I’m happy to be back to my home of eighteen years and glad to see good friends.  I thought I would write – brought my journal and my laptop, but so far haven’t squeezed in time for much but a few ideas percolating in the back of my brain.  At least I will try to write those down – otherwise in my aged state, they will enter an unknown universe never to be thought of again.

I hope you are working on the writing opportunities for March.  Eleanor has really kept us inspired this year.  I’m hoping to write the one with only 100 words – exactly 100 words.

The other important thing to mention is our conference.  We have three great speakers coming and we need you to encourage yourself and others to participate.  Things are a bit different this year – a new place and a later date, but it will be a wonderful time with opportunities to learn so much.

I’ll be back in the warm by March 18, although while I was away, apparently ice encased my peach blossoms.  Ah – such is the weather in far west Texas.

See you at the March meeting and most definitely at the April 27-29 conference.


2012 TMTW Spring Retrea

 !! Come One – Come All !!
!! Limited Spaces Left !!

Texas Mountain Trail Writers’
21st Spring Retreat
April 27, 28, 29, 2012

The Texas Mountain Trail Writers welcome you to their
annual retreat in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

New Location! Mountain Trail Lodge & Outdoor Learning Center-between Fort Davis and Alpine — Check out the beauty!

More information here:

Weekend Overview:

Registration Form:

 !! Come One – Come All !!
!! Limited Spaces Left !!


Minutes from February Meeting

Please read the minutes before attending the next meeting. Let us know at the next meeting if there are any corrections. Thanks!

Download minutes here

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