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Publishing with a Small Press: Barbara Rollins to speak at CWC Special Event

Hello Members and Friends!

This Thursday (Nov. 5th) is our Thanksgiving-themed potluck. All are invited! Feel free to bring a dish or an appetite (or both). :)
Doubling the excitement, our guest speaker this year will be Author (and Publisher) Barbara Rollins from Abilene, Texas. Her topic will be: Publishing with a Small Press. Barbara owns/operates Silver Boomer Books ( We are excited to have her with us, and we look forward to hearing her perspective on publishing.
Please gather at 6:00 pm for 6:30 dinner. Our program begins at 7:00 pm, followed by a question/answer session.
For this special evening we will meet at the Assembly of Yahweh,109 Co Rd 280, Rising Star, TX
76471. This campus is exactly halfway between Cisco and Rising Star on US Highway 183.
We hope to see you there!

Introducing the Judges of the 39th Annual Summer Writing Contest

    We thank these generous and selfless writers who have shared their passion for excellence and encouragement with us and our contestants:

    Judge in the Articles category was Melissa Rawlins of Waxahachie, the editor and senior correspondent for two magazines. She is daily involved with interviewing, writing articles, or assembling those magazines for publication.

    Books were judged by Kenneth Fenter of Springfield, OR. Kenneth retired from teaching English only to teach community classes on writing for fun. He has authored eight fiction and non-fiction books and owns small, niche-marketing Arborwood Press.

    CWC’s Publication Briefs category includes anecdotes, columns and fillers. It was judged this year by CWC member, retired Cisco College professor of English, writer and poet Judy Callarman Ware. We are grateful to Judy for her continued excellent support.

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Where do you fit in?

     When it comes to that important core part of you -- your writing -- you'll find you fit right in at the Cisco Writers Club.

     We are friendly, energetic writers determined to improve and achieve. Our monthly meetings, knowledgeable speakers, newsletters, workshops, contests, and other features are great, but our greatest strength is our members. We believe you'll feel right at home immediately.

Next: Thanksgiving comes early on Nov. 5!

     Cisco Writers Club (CWC) meets at 6:00 p.m. November 5, the first Thursday of that month, for a special, early Writers' Thanksgiving at the Assembly of Yahweh (7th day), 10 miles south of Cisco. A program will follow the meal, which will be served at 6:30.

     You'll need to indulge in a pleasant evening drive to obtain this delicious free dinner provided by the families of the Cisco Writers Club.

     Expect typical Thanksgiving fare served with a nontypical flare for fun and fellowship.

     The Assembly's fellowship hall is 10 miles south of Cisco on US Highway 183 at County Road 280. Join us!



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    Nancy Robinson Masters of Abilene judged the Children Write! category. She is a proven and popular inspirational speaker for schools, businesses, organizations, and events. In addition Nancy is a pilot and the author of 42 books. Her more than 3,000 feature articles have appeared in a variety of publications. Her writing has taken her around the world including traveling with the

National Science Foundation in Antarctica. She has twice been named the Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the United States Air Force. She became the first woman to receive the Stephen F. Austin Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Scottish Rite Masons. She has spoken to more than 350,000 students and teachers promoting the power of free people to freely read and write. Her workshops providing practical, proven techniques to succeed as a freelance writer are recommended by publishers and participants from all genres.

    Poetry, always a popular division, was judged this year by another Cisco College professor, Kimberly Torres. Educated at Hardin-Simmons and Texas Tech, Kimberly has taught at Abilene ISD, Hardin-Simmons, McMurry and Cisco College. She has presented papers at Hardin-Simmons and Loyola University.

    Short Story judge was Beth Maynard, voracious reader who settled on a career choice of librarian as a first grader. She served Cisco and Ranger College libraries as well as Hardin-Simmons University.

                            Join us November 5!

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