GROUP E-MAIL LIST

Upon their third visit to the Wednesday meetings, new members can give their contact information (for the private roster of members) and their preferred e-mail address to the facilitator. The list serve owner will then register the new member on the closed list currently at Yahoo Groups. This is an "Invitation Only" list and not open to nor can be read by the general public. One need not be registered individually with Yahoo to post and receive messages. However, members may post documents to the "Files" section of the group. To access those, folks must be registered with a Yahoo identity. New members are expected to abide by the rules for postings as stated in their invitation e-mail.

TEEN MENTORING

Enthusiastic teen writers (Middle School thru High School) are invited to come to the Baright Library Meeting Room on Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 for a regular three part program of 1) brief review of their works-in-progress with mark-ups of pages and discussion of progression toward individualized goals, 2) brief review of fundamental writing concepts needed by individual writers and 3) appropriate and brief presentation of same material to be presented in Fiction portion of NWW that evening. One previous participant completed a screenplay his senior year before going on to major in journalism in college. Another published her first short story in a literary magazine and completed the first novel of a trilogy. A third did an independent study of "Novel Perspectives" and completed the assignments of that course for AP credit through her high school. Two previous attendees used their screenplay studies to be admitted to the prestigious NYU Filmschool. Poets, dramatists and fiction writers are challenged according to their interests and capabilities. Call facilitator Sally Walker (402.592.1597) for further details.

FORMAL READING EVENTS

NWW writers are given preference to participate in the Ralston Baright Library's "Words on the Winter Wind" formal poetry readings before the elegant fireplace the first Saturday evening in January, "Bits of Scripts" rehearsed table reading by professional actors of excerpts from six member scripts the last Sunday of July, and "Fall Fiction Fest" readings in the Meeting Room the third Sunday afternoon in September every year. Family, friends and the public are invited to hear the "best of the best" excerpts from member works. Each participant is given 10-12 minutes for the introduction and the dramatic reading itself. Members may also display books for sale and autographing during the breaks at these events. Since the library has Wi-Fi, electronic books ,also be on display via individual laptops.