The Nittany Valley Writers Network Newsletter
July 2012

Network Events

Tues 10 July – NVWN Meeting and Open-Mic Night at Webster’s –
NVWN Presents Summer Open-Mic Nights at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe, Tues
10 Jul 7:30pm. Poets, storytellers, musicians… all are welcome. Come
at 7:15 to sign up for a slot. All slots are less than 5 min, so keep it
short and sweet. Hosted by NVWN and Webster’s, emceed by NVWN’s
Walt Fillmann.

Sat 14 July – Bookfest! – Schlow Centre Region Library’s 3rd
annual Bookfest will be held Sat 14 July in conjunction with the Arts
Festival. Come on out and support local writers! To reserve a table for
next year, contact Pat at
<> .

Wed 18 July – NVWN Early-Risers Breakfast – Every 3rd Wed, 7-8am
at The Waffle Shop, 1610 W College Ave, State College. All are welcome –
ask for the Writers Table..

Tues 24 July – NVWN Writers Social – Every 4th Tues, 5:30-7pm at
The Autoport, 1405 S Atherton St., State College. All are welcome – ask
for the Writers Table.

Other news/events:

New Program Chair – NVWN member Cindy Simmons has volunteered to be
Program Chair. We thank Sally Driscoll for her long and faithful
service and welcome Cindy!

Monthly Forum

Sarah Goslee’s writing challenge was a lot of fun and we continue to
talk about our current writing projects and future goals. Come share at
the next Social (or <> or Yahoo or

Worthy Links

NVWN web page:
<> > Nittany Valley Writers Network
NVWN Yahoo group:
<> (see Links and Files)
NVWN Facebook page:
NVWN Blog: <> –
email to get started.
This Month’s Recommendations (send suggestions!):\
than-you-normally-do <>

Critique Groups

CLAW (Creating Literature At Webster’s) – Fiction – Jen, <>
W4K (Writers for Kids) – Virginia Loewen,
<> , 237-0947
Christian Writers Roundtable – Laurel West,
<> , 237-3010
OLLI Writers Group – All genres – Rita,
Memoir/Non-Fiction Writing Group – 1st Thu 1pm – Barb Foley, <>
State College Writers Group – Fiction/poetry – Glenn,
<> , 234-1949
Haiku – 3rd Wed eve at Schlow – Anne Burgevin,
<> , 235-6362
Creative Writing Group – Back in September –
<> , 861-3625
The Artist’s Way for Women – Tues 7-8:30pm, –


Programming: Cindy Simmons (
Technology: Greg Halpin ( <>
Marketing: Zoë Brigley Thompson (
<> ), Sally Driscoll
Critique Groups: Karen Dabney (
<> )
Newsletter & Social: Mark T. Shirey (
<> ). Send items by the 25th.


Creativity is intelligence having fun. – Albert Eintstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination
is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination
encircles the world.
– Albert Einstein

One difference between a long life and a good dinner: in the dinner,
the sweets come last. – Robert Louis Stevenson