Date: Tuesday, November 18 , 2014
Time: 6:00-7:45 pm
Free, open to the community. Light refreshments provided.
Our November Featured Reader is Barbara Cole:
Barbara Cole, received her doctorate from the University of Oregon, has been an occasional Sisters resident, and returned recently from chairing a communication program at a startup research university in Kazakhstan. In addition to founding and managing her own testing and training company and managing national large scale testing projects, she has taught management and marketing throughout China, in Ecuador and Pakistan. Currently she is working on a book about her experiences of teaching management and marketing in developing countries. The piece she’ll be reading is a Memoir titled “Spitting Mink”.
Meeting Topic: A panel of authors will discuss “Critique Group Dynamics.” Our four panelists are Lauren Baker, JT Gregory, Lindy Jacobs, and Mike Rettig.
Lauren works with an online team of critiquers, located in San Francisco, CA; Vancouver, WA; and Summerland, Canada. She values their insight and honest feedback.
He has been the COWG Harvest Writing Contest director for the last two years.
He also is a past winner of the Harvest Contest.
Mike is a firm believer in critique making him a much better writer. He has been a member of some fantastic critique groups and also attended a few that crashed and burned. He is currently in a very successful critique group. He has used his expertise and experience to help other critique groups become more cohesive.
He is a 3rd place winner in the 2011 Harvest Writing Contest, and placed in the top ten in 2010. He has also received Honorable Mention for a fiction work in the Writer's Digest annual short story contest.
JT works with the COWG Leadership Board as a Systems Coordinator and Survey Manager, and is the back-up website manager. He was a former critique group leader here in Bend.