You may want to know about the newest writer’s group in town, The Minnie Howard Writers. Read their blog for more information, including details about the Feb. 21, 2009 meeting, 4 to 6 p.m., at Marshall Public Library in the Minnie Howard Room.
Writers should also know about the Pocatello Readings calendar, and the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Festival. It will be held April 8-11 this year. Simon Ortiz will be the featured writer, and Oboler Library has several of his books. If you are an ISU student, you may want to submit something to Black Rock and Sage before the Feb. 13 2009 deadline. You can read back issues of Black Rock and Sage at the library.
April is National Poetry Month. So far, in addition to the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Festival, I have heard about one other event. Marshall Public Library will be having a Poetry Wall–call the Reference Dept. there for more information.
As you are working on your writing, you may want to check some of the many books about writing, and literature in all genres that Oboler Library has. I am currently reading The Practice of Poetry by Robin Behn and Chase Twitchell. If it’s still on the shelf, I’ll head for Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg next. Find these and many other books for writers in our catalog. Good subject headings for writers are “Creative Writing,” “Poetics,” “Poetry Authorship,” “Fiction Authorship,” “Fiction Technique,” and “Authorship.” Ask at the reference desk if you need more help finding the books you need.