Monday, September 14, 2009

Beginning Business

Dear Guild,

Last year was a big success. We put out four publications, publishing 29 writers! Thank you again to everyone who was active in the Guild last year. It is time to start things up again! I have noticed that a few new people have joined Portal and Facebook groups so I will give a brief introduction of the Guild:

The Creative Writing Guild is recognized by SAIC Campus Life as a student group and is funded by Student Association and the Writing Program. The mission of the Creative Writing Guild is to support, promote and involve writers in the SAIC community. We meet two or three times a month to plan publications and events, share writing, talk about writing events and opportunities at SAIC and in Chicago, and sometimes we just hang out. What goes on at a meeting is completely dependent on people showing up with ideas, suggestions and topics of discussion. This group is open to ALL SAIC students and participation from alumni is also welcome.

In the latest news, numbers are a good thing and the Guild has $1000 for publications, thanks to Student Association and the Writing Program.


**Thursday meetings will be held in room 1302B
Another group has reserved 1302B on Mondays so the Guild will just meet in the 13th floor lounge. I’ll make a sign… If this does not work out I will reserve a classroom for future Monday meetings. Meetings begin at 4:30 but the room will be open at 4:00.

17th Student Group Fair- Stop by and say Hi!
Mon Sept 21st
Thurs October 1st
Thurs October 15th
Publication Deadline Oct 19th
Mon Oct 26th
Thurs Nov 12th
Mon Nov 23rd
Publication deadline for December Nov 30th
Thurs Dec 10th

The theme of the October publication will be announced soon, details will be available by next week! For all updates visit our Blog If you have any information about readings, publications and events that you are part of let the Guild know to pass it along. That said:

Everyone should check out Hymn a novel by Andrew Forrest Baker. Andrew's piece Catfish was seen in the Guild's May publication "Eventually." See Previous Post for more information.

Last year was about figuring out a lot of odds and ends. This year is about continuing and adding to what we got going last year. Hope to see you all at our first meeting on September 21st. A reminder will be sent out as well as more information about the October Publication.


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