Beanery Online Literary Magazine

April 20, 2009

Can You Write Your Memoir in Six Words?

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CAN YOU WRITE YOUR MEMOIR IN SIX WORDS?

Beanery Writers Group Members

Compiled by Carolyn C. Holland, group facilitator

 

     The Beanery Writers Group voted to have a “casual meeting” on April 17 (2009). The vote had been not to meet the week before, our regular meeting date, April 10, since it was Good Friday. Still, we had five members attend, and we met in the main room of the Coffee Bean Café in Latrobe, since there was a group of people in the back room and we didn’t want to kick them out (the Café had neglected to post our rescheduled meeting time, and we told the waitress we were OK, not to remove the other group). Aside from some background noise, all went well. It was nice to meet where there were windows.

     As facilitator, the only preparation I made was to pull a pile of “stuff” from my file cabinet, briefly scan it, and stuff it into my laptop bag. A few of these items created short discussions, including (more…)

November 28, 2008

“WORLD CHANGES”

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“WORLD CHANGES”
THE PHOTODOCTOR

It’s Thanksgiving evening, and the Beanery Writers hope that you had a great turkey day. A friend of mine (yes, readers, I actually DO have friends!) E-mailed me a link that demonstrates one direction that writing can take. Visit it and enjoy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwesAMPsLI

Meanwhile, enjoy these Thanksgiving stories:

A THANKSGIVING POEM

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

LEFTOVER TURKEY

To read a post about the birthmother in LEFTOVER TURKEY:

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

We hope you enjoy tonight’s post, a poem by our visitor-writer, The Photodoctor.

“World Changes”
by The Photodoctor

had a polaroid
had a disc
had a 35
had a 120
had a 4×5
talents expanded
world changes
in a key stroke (more…)

October 3, 2008

WHAT DO YOU SEE THROUGH YOUR CAMERA LENS?

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WHAT DO YOU SEE THROUGH YOUR CAMERA LENS?

THE PHOTODOCTOR (aka Mr. Wizard) 

 

      What do you see when you look through your camera lens?
     There are two rules of thumb. Some people are scene-seers. Others truncate, able to break scenes into parts.
      Scene-seers, who concentrate on vistas, consistently return home with (more…)

September 12, 2008

LEGS UP

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LEGS UP

KATHLEEN CLARK
 

Cocoa, my Chocolate Lab, sniffed suspiciously at the inert object, then playfully nudged it with her paw. Her persistent yaps caused me to look out the kitchen window. 

“What the heck?” I wiped my hands on my jeans, let the screen door bang, and went to investigate. What appeared to be pieces of (more…)