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The Eastside Writing Room-July

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Event | 0 comments

laptop with writing and coffee mug
Tuesdays in July: Entering July 2020 and we’re finding our way through the maze that is this pandemic, social unrest and injustice, and here in Tucson, the Bighorn Fire. Writing during these past three months has been my solace, comfort, conscience. Knowing you are writing, thinking about writing, or even resisting writing lets me know we are not alone.
The Eastside Writing Room is continuing Tuesday ZOOM and /or writing at home. If you are interested in being part of our writing group, contact Ethel. This is for writing only. No critiques, no sharing, just stating writing intentions, challenges, accomplishments,  and two hours (or more) to write. The connection with other writers is especially positive now. Join us.

Odyssey Storytelling-June-Quarantine

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in Event | 0 comments

JUNE 11: ODYSSEY STORYTELLING: “STORIES FROM THE QUARANTINE”
Shelter in place, lock down, quarantine. As the world seemed to hit the pause button on regular life activities, our stories continued unabated. We “gathered” for our second ever virtual show providing an opportunity for our storytellers to share their challenges and triumphs from the age of COVID-19. Curated and with a great musical surprise to close by Roscoe Mutz. Executive Producer Ana Gaskin  opens with a heartfelt appeal relevant for everyone.
Storytellers:
Troy Larkin
Brett Kramer

Or, if you rather listen to it in podcast form, you can do that by subscribing to the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast on your podcatcher of choice, or by clicking here:

https://odysseystorytelling.libsyn.com/june-2020-quarantine

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she’s writing to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it, and sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Tucson Tellers of Tales, and anywhere there’s a mic ( and for now, a mask).

The Eastside Writing Room-May and June

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Event | 0 comments

We’re still writing and Zooming. Staying connected while apart.

Tuesdays 11:00-1:30. Two ways to do it:

  1. We set our intention for the writing time via email and check back in with the group at 1:30PM.
  2. Check into the Eastside Writing ZOOM Room via an invitational link. Click here to contact Ethel if you want to join us in ZOOM writing and/or for the email intention.

The Eastside Writing Room is for writing only. We do not critique. We are sharing a bit more than pre-COVID to catch up and “see” each other, but then off to our individual writing places at home and checking back in around 1:15.

It works. A virtual commitment keeps us writing.

Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay healthy.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she’s writing to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. 

Eastside Writing Room- April 2020

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Event | 0 comments

The Eastside Writing Room is staying connected in April. We’re sticking together while we are apart.

How It Works

I will send an email every Tuesday morning @10:00 AM to prompt you to write at home for our usual 11:30 AM-1:30 PM time. Email your writing intention with “reply all” to the group. Check in again at 1:30 PM to let us know how you did.

Give yourself this gift of serene time. April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28.

Words are powerful- the words we write, think, and  speak hold great influence, whether it’s with a group, on your social media pages, with your neighbor as you talk across the street, or in your home with your family. Write your words today.

Contact Ethel to join us.

You may not control the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. –  Maya Angelou

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she’s writing to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it, 

The Virtual Eastside Writing Room

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Event | 0 comments

The Eastside Writing Room in Tucson AZ is staying connected. We may have to temporarily unlearn hugging while we conquer physical distancing, but we can stay socially connected. I will send out an email Tuesday morning March 24 and 31 @10:30 AM MST to prompt you to write at home for our usual 11:30 AM-1:30 PM time. Email your writing intention with “reply all” to the group. In place of telling each other what we did at 11:30, check in with an email. I’m using this at home writing to keep to some of my routines during this time of restricted activities. 

We started Tuesday, March 17. I reorganized and wrote text for my website update. 

H.M. did his “musings.” 

B.M. was sidetracked by home office stuff but has completed the manuscript for her memoir. 

P.B. sent in 4 submissions (there’s an overachiever in every group).  

R.S. sent a link to one of her stories that was printed online. 

B.B. sent greetings from the West Coast.

Come on. You can only clean out so many closets and shelves. Organize your 1000’s of .jpg photos later. Write with us on Tuesday. As writers we can be inspired to inspire others.

Click to contact Ethel to be in on our virtual writing group in March.