Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Let's See What's Out There
As writers, and really, a lot of us creatives in general know, we work alone mostly. Occasionally, we'll collaborate, but for the most part, our craft requires a lot of alone time. So, we may feel isolated at times, unaware of what our brother and sister creatives are up to. Well, I thought I'd poke around in my bookmarked writing sites just to see what's happening here in Kentucky, where I live. I'll take a look around outside of my state soon, but I thought I'd get started here. Here's a sampling:
"Kentucky Literary Newsletter" is an online publication that lists several bookstores around the state, various literary publications, and writers' groups. Check them out at: http://windpub.com/current.htm
I've checked out a few of their links. Here are some I've looked at:
new madrid journal of contemporary literature -- http://www.newmadridjournal.org/
The Louisville Review -- http://www.louisvillereview.org/
Appalachian Heritage -- http://appalachianheritage.net/
There were other sites listed, but they didn't seem to be up and running when I clicked on the links.
Here's a link called WriteByNight, a list of Kentucky writers' resources -- http://www.writebynight.net/kentucky/. A few of the links I clicked on are:
Kentucky Author Forum at http://www.kentuckyauthorforum.com/, but it appears to be a little high-powered for us regular folks.
Kentucky State Poetry Society at http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/
Kentucky Outdoor Press Association -- http://www.kopa.us/. Kentucky's oldest writing association deals with anything to do with the outdoors in our state.
Louisville Romance Writers -- http://louisvilleromancewriters.com/
Here's one from my former home town of Owensboro, the Owensboro Writers Group -- http://owensborowritersgroup.com/.
Kentucky Writers' Day at http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/Event_WritersDay.htm
Poezia Writing Groups -- http://www.katerinaklemer.com/poezia.html
Eagle Creek Writers Group -- https://eaglecreekwg.wordpress.com/
This is just a random sampling. I know there are others out there, and as I find more, I'll list them. We can be a solitary bunch, us writers, and we need to hear other voices at times.
Keep writing, friends.