EWR Celebrating US- The Eastside Writing Room

We had an unusual and special hybrid meeting this month. When “things opened up” after Covid, we continued to meet weekly via Zoom. It was a much easier commute for most our members, plus three had moved out of Arizona.

Who’s Who at EWR

When Bee Bloeser announced she was doing a week’s worth of presentations here in Tucson and Green Valley we organized our monthly hybrid meeting around that. We honored Bee with a luncheon and an early birthday celebration as she concluded buzzing to quite a few speaking events. 

There’s something about a live meeting. The energy flowed, the conversation became more lively and personal, writing and publishing tips were shared, the laughter quotient increased, and we had a delicious lunch together. 

Lori Conser Senior Manager from Wheatmark Publishers joined us, along with Joan Milner and Mary Lou Forier from Rillito Writers.

Along with Bee’s Vaccines and Bayonets, Susan Smith’s newly published My Heart Attack Saved My Life, But for What? joined the collection of books displayed for sale: Mary Lou’s Tallak: immigrant, Penelope Starr’s The Radical Act of Community Storytelling, and my own Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort, and Seedlings: Stories of Relationships. 

Why Unusual?

A healthy, happy phenomena – we had more people in-person than Zooming in.  

Looking for a writing group that provides support and motivation to get that writing project done and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishing what you’ve said you wanted to do? Join us each Tuesday from anywhere for our Zoom meeting. Then take that energy with you and write. Contact Ethel.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and her writing life. She retired after 30 years of teaching, semi-retired from coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. These days, in Tucson Arizona, she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, teaching about the power of words, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Artists Standing Strong Together, and anywhere there’s a mic or a Zoom room.