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Schedule for Nov, Dec, Jan

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Our workshop last Saturday was great. I would like to thank El’ Ja for being our guest workshop leader. At our last meeting, it was decided to cancel the critique group meeting scheduled for 1 Nov, 2014 so that we may attend the Writer’s Workshop at the HQ library (see info below.) We will meet for our workshop on 15 Nov, 2014 and our critique group meeting on 6 Dec, 2014. We will also cancel the workshop on 20 Dec. 2014 and 3 Jan, 2015 for the holidays. We will return to our regular schedule of meeting of the first and third Saturday of each month on 17 Jan, 2015. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Jerry Bradley, WCH Facilitator

At a glance:

1 Nov - Canceled

15 Nov - Workshop

6 Dec - Critique Group

20 Dec - Canceled

3 Jan - Canceled

17 Jan - Workshop


Writer’s Workshop

Dates and Times: 1 Nov. 2014, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and

2 Nov. 2014, from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Second annual Writers Workshop @ Your Library is now a two-day event with concurrent workshops by Les Edgerton, Suzanne Adair, Annette Dunlap, Craig Faris, Marni Graff, Clay and Susan Griffith, Chris Roerden, Susan Sloate and Sam Wazan. Registration is required. To Call the llibrary at 910-483-7727 x 1339 or mail Robin Deffendall at [email protected] . She will need name, phone number and an email address. You will receive other important information by email before the event.

Fee: Free

Location: Headquarters Library Pate Room

Contact: Robin Deffendall

Contact Number: 910-483-7727 x 1349


18 Oct 2014 Workshop

Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The next meeting of Writing Can Help will be this Saturday, 18 October, at 10:30 am in the FTCC All American Veteran’s Center. We have the honor of having Mr. LeJuane Bowens, El’ Ja, as our guest workshop leader. El’ Ja is an accomplished author (So Many Things To Say: A Collection of Poems,Sexy Ass Poetry & Sexy Ass Poetry II), performer, poet, writer,Slam Coach of the Fayetteville Fiyah Slam Team, CEO of So Many Words Ent.,and Radio Show Host of A Torchlight for the Youth Radio Show(1600AM Fayetteville NC or www.widuradio.com), there is no telling to what doors that this man will not come across or avenue he will not write about. Hope to see you Saturday. Jerry Bradley, WHC Facilitator

October WHC meetings

Posted by [email protected] on September 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Our next Writing Can Help meeting will be on 4 October 2014 at 10:30 in the FTCC All American Veterans Center. This will be a critique group meeting, so bring whatever you would like feedback on. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this meeting due to a prior commitment. No worries, the meeting will be facilitated by Mr. Neil Ray, the head of the Patriot Artist Guild. Please welcome him into our group and trust me, you can trust him. 

Also, on the 18th of October, we will have a guest Workshop leader, Mr. El' Ja Bowens. I will be attending this meeting except this time I will be a group member and look forward to opportunity of learning from El' Ja. Jerry Bradley WHC

First FTCC workshop complete Second meeting scheduled

Posted by [email protected] on August 28, 2014 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I would like to thank those of you who came to the first FTCC meeting of Writing Can Help last Saturday. We had a surprise visit from Mayor Robertson and Councilman Bill Crisp. To the surprise of many, Bill opened up about some of his own struggles and helped to set the stage for release, hope, help, and healing. We also dove into our first workshop, “Putting Emotion into Your Writing”. The participation in the workshop varied from reserved (pulling back the curtain just a little) to full and raw exposure. At the end of the meeting we took home two writing exercise about description. Our next meeting will on 6 September, 2014 at 10:30 AM in the FTCC All American Veterans Center General Classroom Building, room 202. This will be a critique meeting. Here are the guidelines:

Bring at least five copies of your work, poetry or prose.

At the top of you work, please put your name and any special directions if needed. For example: I am mainly looking for your opinion on the content such as understandability, flow, etc. I will concentrate on word editing, commas, punctuation, etc. when I have completed.

Bring no more than three poems (no need for double spacing.)

The Fayette Observer will be doing a follow up article so I expect this group to grow. As new members come please make them feel as welcome as possible. Remember, this is your group. With that being said, I have received very favorable feedback on our workshop but I am always open to questions, suggestions, comments and criticism. Please feel free to contact me. Jerry Bradley, Writing Can Help Facilitator


We Made the Paper

Posted by [email protected] on August 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Writing Can Help has made the Fayetteville Observer.  Check it out.  http://www.zvents.com/fayetteville_nc/events/show/371345132-writing-can-help

We now have a home

Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Writing Can Help

In working with Veterans Services Coordinator, Matt Thewes, we now have a place to call home and a location where we meet at on a regular schedule. We will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM in the General Classroom building, room 202 (All American Veteran Center/Book Store Bldg.) on the Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Campus. The first Saturday will be critiques and the third Saturday will be workshops. Our next meeting will be a workshop on 23 August 2014 at 10:30 AM so come prepared to write. Please share this information, especially with those who could benefit from it. More information can be found at: Writing Can Help on face book, writingcanhelp.webs.com or writing can help at meetup.com. Questions? Call (910) 574-5019 or email [email protected]

Please RSVP to [email protected] so that we can have a good headcount and have enough handouts prepared.

Jerry Bradley, Writing Can Help Facilitator


First meeting, second scheduled

Posted by [email protected] on April 30, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Saturday’s meeting went very well considering the challenges involved. I am sorry I scheduled our first meeting in the middle of the Dogwood Festival. I would like to thank you all for coming and I greatly appreciate the support. There were a few bumps but that can be expected on the first meeting. Our next meeting will be held on the 24th of May from 2:24 until 5:45 in the Pate room in the Headquarters Library located on 300 Maiden Lane Fayetteville, NC 28301. This meeting will be a workshop meeting so come prepared to write and have fun. After the 24 May meeting we will get into the grove of meeting every two weeks, one a critique the other a workshop. Any comments, suggestions, or feedback on the operation of the “Writing Can Help” writing group is always welcome. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Jerry Bradley WCH Facilitator.