Members of the Scribblers writing group write outside the monthly meetings and come together to share their work in this friendly, supportive, non-critical group.
Topics for writing are suggested before each meeting, but "Writer's Choice" is always on the agenda. This is not a class, and writings are not analyzed or critiqued. Many of the writers focus on "life writing" and/or Scandinavian roots, but writers from all backgrounds and in various genres are welcome, including poets and fiction writers. We do have a lot of fun!
Scandinavian Scribblers gather monthly at Llanfair Retirement Community in College Hill on the second Monday of the month. The group has been together since 1999, and is very welcoming to new participants.
We begin with an early luncheon at 11 a.m. and then gather in Llanfair's "Pub" for coffee and reading of what we have written.
Do you think you might like to scribble with us? Maybe you are looking for a supportive group for your own writing. Maybe you need a little inspiration to get started writing down memories for your own family. Can you look at a picture of your grandparent's house and think of stories for your own children and grandchildren that the picture alone doesn't tell? Did you ever come across an old diary or letter written by a family member? Think about how much you can appreciate that they shared their thoughts and stories.
Here are eight stories written by members of the Scribblers:
- Blind Date by Joan Carlson Walson
- How Long Have You Been Married by Karen Schneider
- Memories of a Gallant Knight by Joan Carlson Walson
- My Father, Son of a Printer by Sharon Cusick
- Renewing My Acquaintance with Dad by Walt Varland
- Stepping Out of my Comfort Zone by Susanne Bjørner
- This Old House Speaks by Elaine Elliott Varland
- What a Difference the Years Make by Birgit Jorgensen