President’s Message

Dear Members,

It looks as though the heat wave is behind us and fall is on the way. I admit to mourning the loss of long summer days even as I look forward to fall colors and having Mother Nature water plants for me again.

I’m also looking forward to our fall programs. On September 9, agent Dawn Dowdle will respond to questions you submitted in a recent survey. She will also take any other questions you have related to agents, how to acquire one and what they can do for you.

In addition to our regular program in November, we will be electing officers for 2022. A slate of candidates will be presented via email for you to vote on. Anyone interested in the position of Treasurer, please contact me.

One change we are hoping to make next year is to involve more members in planning as well as in presentations. If you have ideas about what you would like to see happen in 2022, please let me know. (This offer is limited to SinC meetings, not climate change or politics!)

We look forward to seeing you in September. Feel free to contact any of your officers if you have questions or suggestions: Robert Herold, Vice President; Curt Colbert, Treasurer; Peggy Barnett, Secretary.

Charlotte Stuart

Next Meetings:

Further details, including registration info, are available on our Meetings page.

September 9 – A presentation and Q&A with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency

October – “What Drives Story: Character or Plot?” with author Roberta Trahan and editor/publishing consultant Jennifer McCord

November – Flash Fiction Night. Anyone who wants to participate can share a story of up to 250 words that is loosely or even remotely linked to an inspiring theme we will share with you soon. Or, if you want to listen and not read a story, that’s fine too.

December – Will we party online or in-person? TBD.