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  • Laurel Contributor

Bundle Up and Let’s Write

by Bud Katz

Writers of all stripes, of all levels of experience, are invited to share their works and their notions with the members of the Highlands Writers Group, meeting at 3:00 P.M. every Tuesday at The Bascom.

We’re heading into cooler, then colder weather. For members of the Highlands Writers Group, this is the time of year when things kick into creative “high gear.” Members do a lot of writing during the late Fall, Winter and early Spring months of November through April.

The Highlands Writers Group meets weekly to share and workshop our writing. It might be a personal essay. It might be a poem, or several poems. It might be a work of short fiction, an excerpt from a novel, a memoir, a biography, even some non-fiction, like a self-help book or a travelogue.

It doesn’t matter how accomplished you are, or think you are. The Highlands Writers Group provides a safe place to meet with fellow scribes for encouragement, gentle criticism, educated advice and, hopefully, sage counsel from people for whom this is an important part of their lives…our lives.

There’s no cost to join or to participate in the Highlands Writers Group. There’s no obligation to read your work. In fact, there are no rules or requirements for membership. Our current roster includes writers on all levels of experience and proficiency, from absolute beginner to multi-published author. The one thing we all have in common is a passion, or maybe it’s a need, to write, and for helping others with their written words.

You’ll receive a prompt every week to help get the creative juices flowing, but there’s no obligation to complete it.

The Highlands Writers Group meets every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the downstairs conference room at The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, just outside downtown Highlands on U.S. 64 (the Franklin Road). Just turn in at the covered bridge, park, and come in.

For more information, contact Bud Katz at (828) 526-3190, or send an email to budandlynn@me.com. We look forward to hearing from you and getting a taste of your writing.

Bundle up, and let’s write!

Bud Katz writes the Word Matter column each week for the Highlands Newspaper. He facilitates the Highlands Writers Group.