Jun 18, 2010


At Thursday’s monthly Pages, nine of us gathered to take an hour and a half out of our busy schedules to focus on our writing ability within the context of community.

We began with brief introductions and included sharing what types of writing we lean toward. Then we moved to the writing prompt of what my son and his girlfriend found when they went kayaking earlier in the month. (see the picture attached in this post).

After about ten minutes, several people shared their written words with the group, each insightful to the writer’s heart. The final hour was without verbal words, but pens were to paper or fingers were to the keyboard as every person focused on their personal writing endeavors.

An encouragement over the summer keep your pen (or keyboard) moving even though it could be easy to let them go on vacation :-0!
~ Celesa H.

See you for July Pages, 7/8 at 7:00 PM.

Jun 14, 2010

The Studio - Artist Melody Hogan

"A Broken Vessel"
by Melody Hogan (c)

Please join us a The Studio this Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm in the Gallery @ Common Grounds Coffee Bar at Living Word. The Studio is where visual artist meet for community, encouragment on the creative journey, and to seek God's presence as we live into the gifts He's given us as artists.

North Carolina artist Melody Hogan will join us this week at The Studio and share about her experience of creating art while worshipping our creative God. Her artwork will be on display in the Gallery @ Common Grounds beginning this Friday, June 18 through Sunday, July 25. There will be a gallery opening this Friday after the worship event, "Encounter." Come view her colorful artwork and she will be on hand to chat and answer questions.

Hope to see you at The Studio - I'm so excited because I'll be there!

Grace & peace,

Jun 11, 2010

More April Inklings!

More of the April edition of Inklings have been printed! Sorry about that - I'm on maternity leave until July but I got into the office today to print more. Pick up your copy!
Click here to read it online.

We are accepting written pieces to be considered for the October Inklings. Send yours to deAnn.

Jun 8, 2010

Thursday Pages, June 10

Hello Writers and Poets!
Just a quick little reminder that this Thursday is the monthly writers gathering: PAGES. Bring your notebook and favorite writting utensil or your laptop and the desire to hang with other writers and, of course, write!

We meet in the Large Conference room of LWCC which is right across the hall from the kitchen. The time is 7:00 -8:30 PM. Pages is always a great time of community with others who share the same passion for writing as you do. Hope to see you there!
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Here is the recap from May's Pages Gathering:

On Thursday we gathered for our virtually uninterrupted time of writing. The evening began with introductions as several people were new to the group. Of the seven ladies and one gentleman that were there we chatted about our writing interests and what the evening would entail. As we moved to the writing prompt, instead of telling the group what the writing prompt was, I read them a few poems and asked them to guess what it might be. The following is the first poem I read:

The Elephant Has a Bad Earache

The elephant has a bad earache.

The centipede stubbed all his toes.

The giraffe has developed a nasty sore throat
and the rhino can't breathe through his nose.

The mockingbird has an unclear ache.

The lion's so hoarse he can't roar.

The hog cannot eat, as his tummy's upset,

and the parrot can't talk anymore.

The doe has a pain in the deer ache.

Just what should the beast doctor do?

The duck is so sick she can't possibly float.
It's a really bad day at the zoo.

by Denise Rodgers

Yes, that’s right! I encouraged them to write about the Zoo. After ten minutes or so, a few people shared their written thoughts. They ranged from an elegant “look” at Zoo animals, to some off the cuff poems that were funny and interesting! After the hour of writing our evening concluded. As everyone said their goodbyes, I reminded everyone that deAnn would be back in a few months.

Happy writing till next time.
Celesa H.