The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, December 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

zola_leandreThe Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at at 6:30 p.m. at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café located at 3020 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM.Vicki Holmsten will be reading her short story, “Daphne Catches the Light”, at 6:30 p.m.

“Daphne Catches the Light” is a winter darkness and light story, which won second place in the 2013 Pasatiempo Writing Contest.  Pasatiempo is the weekly arts magazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican.Dr. Holmsten is a writer, editor, consultant, Director of the Bisti Writing Project, board member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society, former professor of English at San Juan College, and one of the founding members of the Farmington Writers Circle and of the 4 Corners Poets.

Also on Thursday, Phil Slattery will lead a discussion on formatting e-books.  We will also open the discussion on having a Writers Meet and Greet social event during Farmington’s summer artwalk.

The mission of the Writers Circle will be to promote Farmington area writers of any genre and skill level, to advise each other on publication, marketing, publicity, using social media, and establishing useful contacts within the local, regional, and national literary communities among many other writing-related topics.  Please feel free to attend one or more of our meetings to see if we can help you.

Anyone is welcome to join our group or to attend our meetings, there are no requirements for membership other than an interest in writing of any genre or style.

The Farmington Writers Circle normally meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café.

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The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on July 13

Kevin T. Boekhoff
Author
2012

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café, 3020 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM.  The topic of discussion will center around lessons learned from the Meet and Greet on June 9, initiating planning for the Winter Meet and Greet (circa November 25). and small projects we can undertake in the meantime to publicize our works.

The night’s reader will be Kevin T. Boekhoff.  Kevin is the author of I Forgot That I Remembered, a humorous look at his life with Parkinson’s disease,  Just Me: Humorous, Helpful and Odd, which consists of stories from throughout his life, and his gospel ventriloquism book, I Know What You Know, Adventures in Gospel Ventriloquism, featuring Youtube links to the scripts in the book. He also writes a daily devotion called “Tugs & Nudges” and a series of ventriloquism “pictoons.”

He has won several awards at Humorpress.com and one at the Storyteller. 

He currently challenges himself with ventriloquism. This includes the making of characters, writing of skits and performing them. He says this helps him fight Parkinson’s by doing things he enjoys. 

Kevin’s website is: http://kevintboekhoff.wordpress.com.  You can also find him on Youtube and at http://www.facebook.com/KevinTBoekhoffAuthor.

Please feel free to join us.  There are no membership requirements other than to have an interest in reading or writing.

Reminder: The Farmington Writers Meet and Greet Will Be Held Today, Friday, June 9, from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Artifacts Art Gallery/302 Main Espresso, Farmington, New Mexico

Just a reminder that the Farmington Writers Circle Meet and Greet networking event is today, Friday, June 9, at Artifacts Gallery, 302 East Main, in downtown Farmington (NM)  from 5:00 to 9:00 during the city’s Artwalk .

This event is open to everyone with an interest in writing or reading.  Its purpose is for local area writers of fiction and non-fiction to socialize and make networking contacts with the public and other writing professionals such as editors, publishers, reporters, bloggers, teachers, and anyone else interested in writing.  Novices, amateurs, students, and professionals of all genres, styles, and media are all welcome.  Anyone with an interest in reading or teaching any type of writing is definitely welcome.  This is an opportunity to meet your favorite local authors.

Bring business cards and any other handouts such as flyers or pamphlets to pass out to your new contacts.

There will also be book-signings and readings by several local authors and writers (a list will be posted soon).  Artifacts Gallery will also provide a salsa-tasting.  Refreshments will be available.

Check back frequently for updates.

For more information, contact Phil Slattery at phil@philslattery.com.

Reminder: The Farmington Writers Meet and Greet Will Be Held on Friday, June 9, from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Artifacts Art Gallery/302 Main Espresso, Farmington, New Mexico

Just a brief reminder that the Farmington Writers Circle Meet and Greet networking event is on this coming Friday, June 9, at Artifacts Gallery, 302 East Main, in downtown Farmington (NM)  from 5:00 to 9:00 during the city’s Artwalk .

This event is open to everyone with an interest in writing or reading.  Its purpose is for local area writers of fiction and non-fiction to socialize and make networking contacts with the public and other writing professionals such as editors, publishers, reporters, bloggers, teachers, and anyone else interested in writing.  Novices, amateurs, students, and professionals of all genres, styles, and media are all welcome.  Anyone with an interest in reading or teaching any type of writing is definitely welcome.  This is an opportunity to meet your favorite local authors.

Bring business cards and any other handouts such as flyers or pamphlets to pass out to your new contacts.

There will also be book-signings and readings by several local authors and writers (a list will be posted soon).  Artifacts Gallery will also provide a salsa-tasting.  Refreshments will be available.

Check back frequently for updates.

For more information, contact Phil Slattery at phil@philslattery.com.

My #KSJE Radio Interview Set for May 24

Phil Slattery, 2015

I learned via e-mail from local radio host and general manager, Scott Michlin of KSJE 90.9 FM (a PBS station) , that he will interview me on May 24 at 7:00 a.m. about the Farmington Writers Circle and our sponsorship of the Writers Meet and Greet scheduled for June 9.  I look forward to this opportunity to discuss and promote both the Writers Circle and the Meet and Greet.

The Farmington Writers Circle is an organization of local writers and authors who want to develop better ways of marketing and publicizing their works.

The Writers Circle is sponsoring the Writers Meet and Greet, a writers networking event at the Artifacts Gallery (http://artifacts-gallery.com), 302 East Main, Farmington, during the Farmington Art Walk on June 9 between 5pm-9pm.

The Writers Circle is inviting all authors, novelists, and writers of all genres and styles from throughout the Four Corners area to attend the Meet & Greet to meet their readers, participate in readings and book-signings (several authors have already signed up for one and/or the other) and to network with any local publishers, critics, reviewers, and anyone else involved in the local writing industry. The names of the authors expected to attend will be announced at a later as we receive responses to our invitations.

Anyone who reads anything or is involved in reading, writing, or literature is invited to attend and meet their favorite local authors.  If you are a reader or writer of any genre (published or unpublished); an arts or literature critic; a reviewer, a publisher, a literary agent, or someone who interviews writers or authors on radio or TV; if you promote reading, writing, or literacy in any way, manner, shape, or form, you do not need an invitation.  Just show up.  The purpose of this event is for writers and readers of all types and genres to make contacts and to network.  Please bring your business cards, flyers, or other material you wish to hand out.

Visit the Farmington Writers Circle website at Farmingtonwriterscircle.wordpress.com periodically for updates as June 9 approaches. You can sign up to follow the blog via the right-hand menu on the website’s home page.

Information on the Art Walks can be found at https://farmingtonnm.org/events/summer-art-walk.

Refreshments will be available along with a salsa-tasting. Attire for the event will be casual.

To participate in the book-signing or to read from your works, please contact Roberta Summers at robertasummers@msn.com or phone 505-325-4338.  There are a limited number of spots available for each and they are filling up fast.  You may be able to get in the night of the event, if someone does not show up.

Check back frequently for updates.