Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Speaker Series - Dec 3rd - Jason Ammerman

On Thursday, December 3rd from 6-8pm the Monrovia Writers Group will host poet Jason Ammerman in the community room of the Monrovia branch of the Morgan County Public Library located at: 145 S. Chestnut Street Monrovia, Indiana 46157.  Our speaker will discuss poetry and do a reading. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone in attendance will be eligible for door prizes.

About Our Speaker:

Jason L. Ammerman has been a practicing and professional poet for just over two and a half decades.  He has spent many years in the coffeehouse movement of the early nineties.  His first brush with professional poets came at the, now defunct, CafĂ© Angst in Indianapolis where he was asked to fill a spot at the Indianapolis stop of the Lollapalooza concert festival in 1994 at their spoken word stage.  He has hosted and organized many poetry readings and poetry slams since then.  Jason has three collections of poetry published.  He is expecting to publish his fourth collection of poetry, Waylon Jennings Never Slept Here, in 2016.  In 2008, Jason joined fellow poets Matthew Jackson (Columbus, Indiana), Joseph Kerschbaum and Tony Brewer (both from Bloomington, Indiana respectively) as founding members of the touring poetry troupe, The Reservoir Dogwoods.  Jason lives with his beautiful wife, Shanna, his handsome son, Jude and his loyal canine companion, Teddy, in the historic neighborhood of Irvington in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He is 42 years old. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Upcoming Meeting Dates - 2015-2016

As the (new) Monrovia Writers Group hits its one year anniversary, the group has spent some time discussing what is working and what needs improvement. We all seem to be in agreement that we would like to continue to meet once a month to discuss and provide feedback on work. We have also decided to break our speaker series into two runs and take breaks during the winter and summer months.  

As we already have speakers scheduled for this upcoming December and January, we will continue to have speakers on those dates. After our January speaker on the 7th, we will take the month of February off from speakers. We will pick back up in March and have speakers for the months of March, April and May. We will take a summer break and then have speakers for September, October and November. We will again take a winter break and pick back up the following March (and so on and so on).

The dates for the remainder of the year are as follows:

NOVEMBER 19th – Submission/Critique Group - 6-8pm
DECEMBER 3rd – Guest Speaker: Jason Ammerman (Poetry) - 6-8pm
DECEMBER 17th – Submission/Critique Group - 6-8pm
JANUARY 7th – Guest Speaker: J.L. Kato (Poetry) - 6-8pm

All submission meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6-8pm. The specific dates are listed below. If you wish to submit something for the group to discuss, please email your document in word format to Kelly on or before the first Thursday of the month. Please see the submissions page for more information.

January 21st
February 18th
March 17th
April 21st
May 19th
June 16th
July 21st
August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th
December 15th

March 3rd  – 6-8pm – Speaker and Topic TBA
April 7th – 6-8pm – Speaker and Topic TBA
May 5th – 6-8pm – Speaker and Topic TBA

September 1st – 6-8pm – Speaker and Topic TBA
October 6th – 6-8pm – Speaker and Topic TBA
November 3rd – 6-8pm – Speaker and Topic TBA