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Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

The Merry Go Round Larry D. Cartford Every 4th of July the Carousel would come to town. We lived a block from the park. I knew all was set to go and celebrate the fourth when the calliope of the merry go round started to play. I loved that music, always happy with a delightful…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

The Hillbilly Bob Hirt “Hi … ? Bob …?” the fellow offered, almost quizzically, as he stepped out of his 1995 Honda Accord sedan at the edge of my driveway and sidled slowly over to me: “My name’s Jake Jenkins and I talked a couple days ago to your brother, Tommy, back East. He mentioned…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Travel by Train Yvonne White Train travel seemed to be a thing of the past, until my experience this year. I always thought, “Why travel by train when I can fly and get there quicker?” This year we were in Germany and saw the fast efficient trains with great schedules and good value. We just…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Have you always had a desire to write? Would you like to try your hand at writing? Would you like to leave personal stories to your children and grandchildren? Examples: How you met your husband/wife. What you remember about your first date. Thoughts about your high school graduation. Now that you are retired, how do…

Writing workshop starts  January 12, 2017

Anne Lee Miller

Sun Lakes Country Club will host local author Ann Lee Miller for a Creative Writing Workshop on Thursdays, January 12-February 2, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room. The workshop will focus on how to plan and structure short stories, novels and nonfiction essays, articles and memoirs. Writers will practice showing the action of their…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

And so goes the memory Bob Hirt We were recently sitting at a memorial at the Cottonwood tennis courts, along with some 500 others, to honor a deceased tennis professional and friend, all waiting for the program to begin. We were celebrating the life of a tennis pro who was tragically killed on nearby Riggs…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Stop the World and Review the Situation Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt Someone recently said they felt everything in life had been accomplished. Roads traveled, people to see, books read, movies watched, foods sampled, flavors to taste, children grown and nothing more to do. There is so much more to accomplish at any age. More than anyone…

Interested in writing?

Have you always had a desire to write? Would you like to try your hand at writing? Would you like to leave personal stories to your children and grandchildren? Examples: How you met your husband/wife? What you remember about your first date? Thoughts about your high school graduation? Now that you are retired, how do…

Creative Writing workshops slated for fall

Author Ann Lee Miller

Creative writers of all kinds — fiction, nonfiction, memoir — will be able to participate in a college-level writing workshop running during October, November and December. The workshop will meet from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, October 13, 20 and 27, November 10 and 17 and December 1 in the Sun Lakes Country Club Friendship Room.…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Assert yourself, young man Bob Hirt Having been brought up on a large dairy farm with a couple teams of draft horses was a good experience for us kids. Those gentle “plugs,” as my Dad called them, were anything but a challenge. Billy and Sally were the gentlest animals one could ever imagine. If you’d…