Saturday, September 17, 2016

Weekend Round Up Part One

Savor the season at its showy best 
 
with Sharon Harris's delectable autumn poem.
"Autumn"
by Sharon Harris
reprinted with permission from the author

Autumn
is a shy lady,
gentle and cool,
a bit aloof in her ways,
sharp sometimes
but beautiful too.
she dresses in robes of brilliant color,
ever-changing
from rust to gold,
from amber to shimmering red.
she is flamboyant in her dress
but quiet otherwise.
there is a deep secrecy in her voice,
frost on her breath
and the look of death in her eyes.

"Autumn" from "Four Seasons Women"
previously published in "Unspoken" 2011


Sharon Harris is a poet and a writer She is pictured on the left with her niece Tarah Wolff. Sharon has had over 170 poems published in various anthologies and magazines. Her hobbies include photography and reading. She has published several poetry books: "Timeless Tracks," "Life Savors," and "Unspoken." Sharon is the co-editor for the Talking Stick, a Minnesota literary journal published by the Jackpine Writers' Bloc. It is produced entirely by Minnesota writers for Minnesota writers since the beginning in 1995. Sharon proofs, edits and is on the Board of directors for the Jack Pine Writers' Bloc, an active writing group in north central Minnesota. 
a link for ordering published books http://www.jackpinewriters.com/published-books/
Award winning author Faith Sullivan preceded the afternoon book release party. 
Sullivan's recent book, "Goodnight Mr. Wodehouse" was one of the Top Ten Books of 2015 in the Wall Street Journal, and Winner of the Midwest Book Awards.
Faith facilitated a writing workshop Grab that Reader and Hang On.  

She presented practical ideas on different ways an author can lasso a reader into their story. Short writing exercises kept the group engaged with opportunities to share their writing. Time was set aside for Faith to address individual writing problems and answer some pertinent questions by the participants. It was an energizing and amazing morning with an added bonus-lunch with the author:) 
For Weekend Round-Up Part Two
Fall's favorite fruit the apple is delicious in savory dishes as well as sweet ones. Several recipes and links with apples as the featured star that create innovative dinners and desserts will be posted in Part Two Weekend Round-Up. 

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