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Abilene Writers Guild 2014 Workshop and Luncheon
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Location: First Baptist Church, 1333 North 3nd St., Abilene Texas
Enter the Dining Room door nearest North 2nd and Hickory
Workshop Speaker: 9:00-12:00 AM: Joanne Faries
Subject: The Sound of a Writer

Workshop Registration opens at 8:30 AM on March 22. Workshop begins at 9:00 AM.

Lunch starts about noon followed by the contest awards ceremony The AWG annual workshop and luncheon is open to all who are interested, regardless of whether or not that person entered the annual contest, is a member of the Guild, or is even a writer. Our speakers are professionals in their fields of writing from around the country, and their information is fresh and informative. Come join us! We would love to meet you!

Download a printable 2014 Workshop Registraton form.

You may mail a check to either address below, or make your reservation by phone and pay at the door.

Call Gail McMillian at
325-529-3885 or 325-338-0348
(leave a message if necessary)

Make Check or Money Order payable to Abilene Writers Guild

Gail McMillan
419 Meadow Lane
Abilene TX 79602

Abilene Writer Guild
P.O. Box 2562
Abilene, TX 79604


The Sound of a Writer

Joanne FarisJoanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing hobby/career (the title fluctuates) after eons in the business world.

Published in Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Joanne writes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She has works online - River Poets Journal, Magnapoets, A Long Story Short, Baseball Bard, Orange Room Review, and Author's Bazaar.  Some stories appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul collections – Kids in the Kitchen, NASCAR, and Thanks Mom. In addition, do not forget Abilene's own Silver Boomer anthologies - From the Porch Swing, Freckles to Wrinkles, The Harsh and the Heart, and a Quilt of Holidays.

Joanne is proud of her independently published books: My Zoo World (If All Dogs Go to Heaven, Then I'm in Trouble), Wordsplash Flash, and three Wordsplash Poetry Puddle collections: Nature, Tread Water, and Hazy Memories.  All are available on Amazon.

Finally, she enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba (a town without a cinema).  Joanne is a member of Trinity Writer's Workshop in Bedford, Texas.

Check out her blog:  wordsplash-joannefaries.blogspot.com


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