Jul 202017
 

On August 1st, we’ll begin accepting submissions for the 2017-2018 season. We’ll continue to accept submissions through March 31st or until all reading slots are filled. However, we do have NEW Submission Guidelines that apply to all writers. Also, to increase your odds, we have Tips for various types of submissions. Submissions that don’t meet these requirements will be returned as time allows. Click Submissions to find all Guidelines and Tips. It’s also a good idea to read the general FAQs about our events! 

May 312017
 

Hello Fellow Writers or Those Who Want to Write But Would Never Call Themselves Writers,

I am organizing writing workshops for the summer. These are loosely based on the Teen Writers and Artists Project’s Wordplay events but I’m modifying them for adults, although teens are welcome. These workshops do not require any kind of expertise in writing – just a desire to explore and play. They do not focus on a particular writing style but on themes and I have a list of fun themes to explore.

We will meet two Sundays a month this summer. The first is this Sunday, June 4 from 2-4 at my house. I am asking for donations [suggested $15]. Snacks will be provided. Please bring paper and pen [if you are old school] or your phone [if you are obviously younger than me]. Just a word of warning to those with pet allergies, I have dogs and cats. To RSVP and to get my address, message me through Facebook or email me at nikamo@comcast.net. If you can’t make this Sunday but are interested in the other dates, just let me know and I will send them to you.

I’m so excited to meet with you all. We will all create some incredible work.

May 082017
 

 

On Sunday, May 21st at 7 pm, Waterline Writers features David Berner, Corey Dillard, Dan Klefstad, Christopher Kuhl & Donna Pucciani.

Corey Dillard makes full use of his superhero spoken word skills to take on the dual identities he can’t escape — leaping obstacles, skirting quicksand, and dodging the landmines of racial identity in America with a courage, vulnerability and dexterity that few have managed. Christopher Kuhl’s poetry gently underscores the roles of locale, memory and gender identity in the importance of one’s sense of place. Donna Pucciani returns from a season abroad in time to share from her seventh collection, EDGES, poetry about those who’ve been important in shaping her life. David Berner returns with a new memoir, October Song, in which he almost misses his chance to fulfill the singer-songwriter aspect of his identity for the second time. And, intriguingly, Dan Klefstad’s new novel Shepherd and the Professor is, according to its narrator, “not a story about anything, really, other than how one person can derail another’s life without trying, but who can help put it back on track by trying just a little.”

Other writers can join the 5-minute-limit Open Mic at 8:30. Admission is $5/$3 students. Join us in the art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, and enjoy the evening with wine and beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and Bright Angel Wines ($5), and artisanal meats and cheeses from The Market at Gaetano’s! Wooden Writers will sell hand-tooled pens, $15-$75, cash/check only.

Find FAQ’s, Submission Info, our Video Library and more at WaterlineWriters.org. Contact Anne Veague or Kevin Moriarity at waterlinewriters@gmail.com or Like us on Facebook!

Mar 192017
 

Gint Aras, Julie Brandon, Donna Wise Coombs, Laura Knapp & R.G. Ziemer will be featured at Waterline Writers on Sunday, March 19th at 7 pm, sharing fiction and poetry that shapeshift listener perceptions of identity, relationship and reality.

Gint Aras will share one chapter from The Fugue, of which Dimitry Samarov of the The Chicago Tribune says “the story loops in on itself, episodes echo over decades, different people often seem to trade thoughts and threads of conversation as if picking them out of the ether and … dreams described by one person are overtaken by another”. Buy a signed copy for $15 or sign up for the 8-week Gint Aras Prose Writing Workshop!

Julie Brandon’s “The Last One In” is her first foray into science fiction but it keeps you on the edge of your seat, or her character’s seat or wait … who is in that seat?

No matter what Donna Wise Coombs is writing about, her poetry seems steeped in the beauty of the states she’s called home — Colorado and Oregon. She’ll share some of that distilled beauty with us on Sunday night!

Laura Knapp’s Pushcart-nominated story should be kept handy for those days when your co-workers make you wild and you long for a little “Natural Selection” in the workplace.

Ray Ziemer blends his Chicago South Sider’s voice with a Southern-writer gravitas, evident in his story The Shiner, which packs a left hook you won’t see coming, and his poem The Hobby Shop, which will have you thinking more deeply about vocations and avocations.

Other writers can join the 5-minute-limit Open Mic at 8:30. Admission is $5/$3 students. Join us in the art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, and enjoy the evening with wine and beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and Bright Angel Wines ($5), and artisanal meats and cheeses from The Market at Gaetano’s!

Wooden Writers will be on hand with beautiful, hand-tooled pens for sale, $15-$75, cash/check or orders accepted.

No event will be held on April 16th due to Easter. There will be one more event on May 21st before our June-August hiatus. The 2017-2018 season will begin on September 17th. 

Find Submission FAQs, our Video Library and more at WaterlineWriters.org. For more information, contact Anne Veague or Kevin Moriarity at waterlinewriters@gmail.com or Like us on Facebook!

Mar 152017
 

Reading slots for our May 21st event have been filled and we’ll announce our lineup soon! We are not accepting or reading submissions again until August 1st, 2017. To stay informed, Like Waterline Writers on Facebook or subscribe to our website. Remember that no events are held in June, July or August due to our summer hiatus. Our 2017-2018 event dates are: Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec  17, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20. See you on May 21st!

Mar 052017
 

Gint Aras, Julie Brandon, Donna Wise Coombs, Laura Knapp & R. G. Ziemer will be featured at Waterline Writers on Sunday, March 19th at 7 pm!

Gint Aras reads from The Fugue, which The Chicago Tribune called “a magisterial novel that plays for all the marbles” and will hold “many a reader under its spell.” Laura Knapp explores “Natural Selection” in the workplace in a short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of Rum Punch Press. Julie Brandon, R. G. Ziemer and Donna Wise Coombs share more fiction and poetry that shapeshift listener perceptions of identity, relationship and reality.

Other writers can join the 5-minute-limit Open Mic at 8:30. Admission is $5/$3 students. Join us in the art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, and enjoy the evening with wine and beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and Bright Angel Wines ($5), and artisanal meats and cheeses from The Market at Gaetano’s!

No event will be held on April 16th due to Easter. There will be one more event on May 21st before our June-August hiatus. The 2017-2018 season will begin on September 17th. 

Find Submission FAQs, our Video Library and more at WaterlineWriters.org. For more information, contact Anne Veague or Kevin Moriarity at waterlinewriters@gmail.com or Like us on Facebook!