Howdy Writers! Here's what's on deck from The Quill & Pint for February 2023!
Our upcoming Saturday Creative Writing Workshops fall on the 11th and the 25th. Join us for some on the spot prompt-based short story fun! Links to our meetings are on our calendar on the HOME page.
We'll also meet on the evening of the 15th for another Quill & Pint After Dark! We had a lot of fun (and pints!) at January's After Dark, and everyone did a great job and wrote hundreds of words. Hope to see y'all back for the February installment!
COOL THINGS OF WRITERLY INTEREST
The 55th International California Antiquarian Book Fair
Old books and ephemera! Classic tomes from days gone by! Rare readings, moldy manuscripts, and parchment page-turners! Our resident luddite and all things antique-writerly Bryan is super excited about this event coming up in Pasadena. Check it out for yourself here:
True Storytelling Show
Q&P member Erica Blumfield hosts a True Storytelling show called REVEALED (true and personal storytelling). The show is every FIRST SUNDAY of the month, 7 p.m. at the Glendale Room. Sunday, February 5th is the next show. If you have questions or would like to submit a story, reach out via FB or IG (Erica Blumfield) or email: ericaMblumfield@gmail.com
Here is the link for $5 tickets to REVEALED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revealed-tickets-523363703927?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Writing Contests Open This Month
Here's a few writing contests open throughout the month of February 2023:
The Gutsy Great Novelist Chapter One Prize "is open internationally to writers over 18 who are working on an as-yet-unpublished novel. The prize has been established to support and celebrate novelists and aims to find the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress written in the English language." More information Here: https://gutsygreatnovelist.com/chapter-one-prize/
Romance On The Road Travel Writing Competition – "Write an original, factual, first-person travel story about a time you experienced romance while traveling. Feel free to explore romance in all of its manifestations, but ensure that your travel story builds itself around the context of a place or experience. Editors will be looking for originality, voice, and a satisfying story arc that captures attention and makes use of imagery to pull the reader along at every step." Full information here: https://intrepidtimes.com/romance-on-the-road/
Writers Digest Your Story #122 – "Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story." More Information Here: https://www.writersdigest.com/wd-competitions/your-story-122
Any other cool things coming up? Share it in the comments! And don't forget to sign up for our forum to join the conversations: www.thequillandpint.com/forum