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Tuesdays With Story
WRITER’S MAIL for December 14, 2012

Good Words from Way Back
“‘I suppose you could put phonographs in your dormitories which repeat “I like to work in sewers. Sewers are lots of fun,”’ said Castle.
“‘No, Walden Two isn’t that kind of brave new world,’ said Frazer. ‘We don’t propagandize….’”
– From Walden Two (1948), a novel by B.F. Skinner (1904-1990), American psychologist, behaviorist, inventor, social philosopher, and winner of the National Medal of Science (1968).

December 11 Meeting: An Evening at Jack’s Farm
Second-and-Fourth members offered special thanks to Jack Freiburger for hosting a very enjoyable meeting at his Hickory Knoll farm south of Madison. Jack was scheduled to read his poem “Avibus”, Michelle Nightoak to share a chapter from her memoir, Terry Hoffman to read from chapter 17 of The Great Tome, and Katelin Cummins to present recent work. The horrific school shooting in Connecticut this past Friday precluded a more extensive report. Carol Hornung noted, “I think all of us are a bit shaken up and need some downtime to grieve and get our heads around it as best we can.”

Who’s Up Next?
December 18 with First-and-Third group meeting at the Alicia Ashman Branch Library: Lisa McDougal (chapter 9, Follow the Yellow), Susanna Fortunato (part 1, Before & After), Amber Boudreau (chapter, Noble), Millie Mader (chapter 40, Life on Hold), Aaron Boehm (film script/part 2, “Whole Again”), and Jerry Peterson (short story/part 2, “The Santa Train”).

December 25: No meeting for Second-and-Fourth group.

January 1: No meeting for First-and-Third group. (more…)

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