Monday, February 2, 2015

February with the RRVWP

It's February! Here's what's going on with the Red River Valley Writing Project this month. Please join us for as many of these activities as you can.

The Grand Forks Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6:00 pm at Katie Bolstad's to discuss Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) by Laura Esquivel. Email Andrea Scherer <andrealscherer[at]gmail[dot]com> if planning to attend.

The Grand Forks Writing Group will meet on Friday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 at the home of Nancy Devine to workshop pieces of any genre. All RRVWP members are welcome to attend. You need not have attended meetings in the past nor commit to attending all meetings to be a part of the GF Writing Group. If planning to attend, RSVP to Pam Fisher at <pam[dot]fisher[at]gfschools[dot]org>.

The RRVWP Professional Book Club is meeting at the UND Bookstore from 2:00-3:30 on Sunday, Feb.1, and Sunday, Feb. 15, to continue discussing the The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems by Frances Mayes.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony for North Dakota winners will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo.

The Fargo Writing Group is meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, from 7:00-8:30. Please RSVP to Kim Rensch at <renschk[at]fargo[dot]k12[dot]nd[dot]us> if planning to attend.

The Fargo-Moorhead Book Club has plans to meet on Monday, Feb. 23, at Usher's House in Moorhead from 4:30-6:00 pm to discuss Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. RSVP to Dan Dooher at <DTDOOHER2006[at]alum[dot]csbsju[dot]edu> if planning to attend. You need not have read the book to join the discussion and learn more about the book.

Our third annual Winter Writing Retreat will take place February 27-March 1, 2015, at Maplelag Resort near Calloway, Minnesota (north of Detroit Lakes off Hwy. 59). We still have some slots available. If you would like to partake of this wonderful opportunity to write, please send the following by Wednesday, Feb. 4, to Pam Fisher at Central High School, 115 N 4th St., Grand Forks, ND 58203.
-a non-refundable deposit of $75.00. Please make your deposit check payable to Maplelag (memo line: RRVWP writing retreat).
-an email to Pam to indicate that a deposit check is on the way and
-include a brief explanation of why you would like to attend this writing retreat and what you would like to accomplish there.