Monday, April 7, 2014

Meetings this Month: April 8 and 22

butterfly on henbit, copyright © 2014 Lisa A. Nicholas
Spring is the season for
getting busy. Dust off those
writing ideas, and join us!
The Dallas Fort Worth Catholic Writers group exists to encourage and assist any Catholic writer in the area who seeks peer critique, advice, fellowship, or just help getting started writing for publication.

Our next lunchtime meeting is Tuesday, 8 April. We will meet as usual at the Half-Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Find us in or near the community room at the northwest corner of the building.
We will meet again on the fourth Tuesday of the month, April 22, at the University of Dallas, Rm 241 of Carpenter Hall, at 7:00 p.m. Please feel free to attend either meeting, or both, and bring writing samples for critique or sharing. Let us know what you have in hand.

We welcome new and returning members -- please pass the word!

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Day for monthly lunchtime meetings

Please take note of a change in our monthly meeting schedule. Lunchtime meetings at Half Price Books in Dallas, previously held on the second Friday of the month, will be held henceforth on the second Tuesday of the month. The time will remain the same (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). This means the next midday meeting will be Tuesday,  11 February, at the flagship Half Price Books store on Northwest Highway in Dallas.

Our monthly evening meetings at the University of Dallas continue in the evenings of the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic term, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Rm. 241 of Carpenter Hall. The next evening meeting at the University of Dallas will occur on Tuesday, 25 February. All interested Catholic writers (or aspiring writers) are invited to attend either meeting, or both. Please bring something to share about your writing -- goals, progress update, a short excerpt or blog post for critique.

See you there!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Start the New Year Off Right -- Join Us!

It's a brand new year -- how is that list of resolutions coming along?

If one of your resolutions is to start getting serious about those writing projects you have planned, you may need a little help and encouragement to get going and stay on track. If so, why not join us at our next meeting? We will meet this Friday, 10 January 2014, as we do each second Friday,  at the Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, from 11:30 a.m. to around 1:00 p.m. Look for us in or near the community room in the northwest corner of the building.


Feel free to bring your lunch or pick on up at the in-store Black Forest Cafe. Come and to share what you are working on, plan to get started on, or need a little help with, assured that you will get friendly feedback and encouragement. If you have something you would like to have critiqued, please remember to bring 10-12 copies to share.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, December 9, 2013

December's Second Friday Meeting

Ryan's Messy Mix, second in
Chanacee Ruth-Killgore's
Alphabet Soup series.
Congratulations to Chanacee Ruth-Killgore on the recent publication of Ryan's Messy Mix, second in her Alphabet Soup series for middle grade readers. If you have a recent, or upcoming publication, or if you would like to be inspired to do so, please come to our next meeting, this Friday, 13 December, 11:30 -1:00 at the Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas.

Area roads should be clear by then, so take some time off from your usual routine to find out what everyone has been up to, let us know about your own writing progress (or struggles), and get some feedback on your current writing project. If you have something you would like to have critiqued, please remember to bring 10-12 copies to share.

We hope to see both new and returning members. Remember, you can grab lunch in the in-house Black Forest Cafe if you like, or bring your own. Look for us in or near the community room in the northwest corner of the building.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Stop what you're doing! It's time for our November lunch-time meeting


This Friday, 8 November 2013, we'll have our regular "second Tuesday" meeting at Half Price Books on Nortwest Highway in Dallas. The meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

Look for us in (or immediately outside) the community room in the rear left corner of the building. Feel free to bring your lunch, if you'll be using your lunch break to attend. (Get directions here.)

All Catholic writers in the area are welcome, whether they wish to seek or offer advice, get critiques on works in progress, or just get some inspiration and encouragement. We would love to hear what you've been up to, so please come with a progress report, writing samples to share, or questions that other group members may be able to answer.

Monday, October 21, 2013

4th Tuesday Meeting at the University of Dallas

It's hard to believe the end of October is nearly upon us -- and the fourth Tuesday of the month falls early, which means it's time for another meeting of our writers group. Yep, tomorrow evening,

Tuesday, 22 October, we'll be meeting at the University of Dallas (in Irving), from 7 to 9 p.m.,  Room 241 of Carpenter Hall (at the top of the east stairwell). Park in Lot A in front of Carpenter Hall (building 1 on this campus map).




We hope the sudden reminder doesn't take you by surprise. Please come and see what others have been working on and let us know what progress you are making on your own projects. Remember, if you have work that you would like to share, or would like to get feedback on, remember to bring 10-15 copies with you to the meeting. Also welcome are your progress reports (we want to know what you're working on) and questions (we are all here to help and learn from one another).

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall into great company at our next Dallas meeting, 11 October 2013

Big Tex welcomes in October at the Texas
State Fair.
Beautifully colored falling leaves and bright pumpkins may be the iconic sign of the year's waning in northern realms, but here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area we know it's October when Big Tex starts waving "howdy" and the aroma of fried-things-on-a-stick starts wafting from the State Fairgrounds.

Whether you call it fall or autumn, October is also that time of year when it seems that we are "falling" precipitously toward the end of the year. So, although it's hard to believe,  it will soon be time for our next "second Friday" meeting, 11 October 2013. We'll be meeting as usual at Half Price books in Dallas from 11:30 to 1-ish -- come early to get a good seat, because we seem to attract more members all the time. Click here for details. Remember, we welcome all Catholic writers in the area, so feel free to join us if you need advice, critiques, encouragement, or moral support. Bring news or writing samples to share, if you have 'em.


Those of you in Tarrant County who find a trek into Dallas a major outing -- come join us, and you'll still have plenty of time to go to the State Fair and wave at Big Tex in the afternoon. In fact, you can pick up the DART train from one of the nearby Red/Orange Line stations (Park Lane and Lovers Lane are nearest) and avoid having to park at Fair Park. If that's not enough to entice you into the heart of Dallas, remember that you can also come to our fourth Tuesday evening meetings at the University of Dallas.