Entries for month: June 2011
The 2011 National convention finds the Writers’ Division hosting the following events:
**Monday, July 4th:
…(This is our second year of putting on a writing workshop for youth)
4:00 - 5:00 pm-WRITING YOUR SCRIPT: NFB YOUTH TRACK (ages 11-18)
Wekiwa 8, Level 2
Whether you are an aspiring writer or just want to brush up on the basics, join members of the Writers Division for a fun and informative workshop.
**6:00 - 8:00 pm-STORY TIME IDOL-NFB WRITERS DIVISION
Suwannee 18, Level 2
…(this is our second year for this type of fund raiser.) Tell and/or listen to tall and scary stories (suitable for all ages). Cost is $5.00 at the door and $1.00 to tell a story. Idol winners share in the take!
**Tuesday July 5th: Writers’ Division business Meeting:
1:30 - 4:30 pm-WRITERS Wekiwa 9, Level 2
…(This is the Division’s 39th year of being a division):
- Updating members on division business,
- announcing the 2011 winners of the youth and adult writing contests,
- visiting with a panel of 3 new authors,
- holding elections,
- planning for the future.
You can download the following documents in Microsoft Word Format by selecting the appropriate link below:
2011 NFB Convention Activities, (DOC)
2011 NFB Writers' Division Meeting Agenda, (DOC)
National Convention · Writing Contest
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