The Fearrington Writers’ Group is open to any resident interested in writing. Our aim is to:
-discuss the art and business of writing;
-aid one another in composition and publishing;
-share useful information; and,
-give participants a platform for our work.

Many members of the group have shown interest in family history, personal memoir, essays, creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. The group meets regularly from September through May. The format of our meetings is influenced by input from members.

In general, we attempt to:
-provide useful information for writers and anyone who is thinking about writing’
-encourage members to share experiences from writers’ conferences and workshops;
-provide a forum for sharing your writing; and,
-encourage writing – in any form – for any purpose.

We encourage everyone to write something! There are two subgroups: one for folks interested in poetry (see below) and another one for those interested in prose writing (see below). We are eager to fine-tune our mission and change our meeting format to meet the needs of the group. We encourage any and all comments and suggestions.

Contact Laura T. Jensen at:
Dick Merwarth (Prose Group)
Bill Sommers (Poetry Group)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The story, Betrayal,  by Laura T. Jensen, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffner Prose Award. It, along with the other award winners, appears in the book, "Best New Writing 2013", and is now available on Amazon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Announcement
W. A. Polf’s recent collection of short stories, "Magical Ballyglass and Other Stories," explores what happens in people's minds when they confront unusual or stressful situations.  The reactions they have, and the choices they make, change their lives.  The seven stories in the collection are situated in a wide range of places, from San Francisco in the 60s and the farmland of California's Central Valley, to New York City and upstate New York, culminating in the title story, which takes place in Ireland.  Bill Polf is a California native who lived in New York City for several decades on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  He and his wife, Robin Eisner, recently moved to Fearrington Village.  "Magical Ballyglass" is available online through Amazon in paperback for $11.95 and for Kindle at $9.95.  It is also available online through CreateSpace.