Friday, February 20, 2009
Mountain Voices Writers Group
My writers' group, "Mountain Voices" met last night at a little local cafe, Soul Infusion. Since we eat, the owner is happy to "host" our little gathering (six members) and has indicated that he might give us a room upstairs which would be quieter. I'm tickled. Last night, we had a reading of a piece that exuded atmosphere, a dream fantasy about Doc Holiday. Another piece, a chapter from a novel in progress, presented an encounter between a child and his parents and a group of behaviorist psychologists intent on cure the child of his "feminine traits." Nice orchestration of dialogue. A third reading is a sequence from a historical fiction novel (now completed but in need of editing) that deals with Scot-Irish settlers along the Tuckaseegee River in the 18th century. We ended up with a poem that dealt with Barbie dolls and serial murderers. One member had a collection of hiaku poems which we all took home, so we can read them at our leisure and send comments to the poet. I am very pleased with this group and I am looking forward to the next meeting.