Sunday, March 8, 2009


Dear Writers,

Kepler's Writing Group March meeting will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at our new location, one block from Kepler's. Please email me at to confirm your attendance and I'll forward you the address and the manuscripts as they become available (one week before the meeting at the latest).

The following writers’ manuscripts are up for the discussion in March: Jeanne Althouse, Mary Jean Place and Mary Stahl.

SPECIAL NOTE: Well-Read Donkey will be featuring profiles of Kepler's Writing group members. Look for Bobbie Riedel's profile in March! Don't forget to subscribe to get regular updates.

Twelve writers attended our February meeting. Here are Todd Pierce thoughts on it:

I attended Kepler's writing group for the first time last Saturday. As an amateur writer I was most impressed with the sense of trust and openness that group members had for each other. I have participated in a number of writing workshops at the university and found their environments rather intense because students often compete with one another for approval and recognition.

In contrast, I only experienced a supportive atmosphere with the Kepler's writing group where participants were fairly honest with their responses to each others' work while generating new insights for writers. This aspect should be the main objective for any writing group: to provide alternative perspectives so that writers can both discover their own blind spots and reevaluate their work in a much more enriching way.

I would like to extend special thanks to Diane Harrington for providing comfortable accommodations for the workshop last Saturday. Her office provided the quiet privacy that is conducive for writing groups.

Happy reading and writing to all from,

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